Abu-Laban

“Anti-Palestinian Racism: Analyzing the Unnamed and Suppressed Reality” by Yasmeen Abu-Laban and Abigail B. Bakan

For the past fifteen years, we have worked jointly and equally as political scientists with roots in the Palestinian (Abu-Laban) and Jewish (Bakan) diasporic and cultural traditions to analyze Israel/Palestine in relation to race, racism, and anti-racism. For much of the post-World War Two era, race has been curiously absent within political science scholarship in …

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“The Israel/Palestine Conflict and the Challenge of Anti-Racism: A Case Study of the United Nations World Conference Against Racism” by Abigail B. Bakan and Yasmeen Abu-Laban

ABSTRACT This article forwards an analysis about Israel/Palestine in relation to race in global context, through the case study of the UN World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) process (2001–2011). Although the WCAR has been widely framed as “antisemitic” we demonstrate this interpretation is unfounded, through highlighting legitimate claims for Palestinian human rights and other oppressed …

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Israel, Palestine and the Politics of Race Exploring Identity and Power in a Global Context. By Yasmeen Abu-Laban & Abigail B. Bakan

  As the situation in Israel/Palestine seems to become ever more intractable and protracted, the need for new ways of looking at recent developments and their historical roots is more pressing than ever. Bearing this in mind, Yasmeen Abu-Laban and Abigail B. Bakan discuss the historic and contemporary dynamics in Israel/Palestine, and their international reverberations, …

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