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A shadow over Palestine : the imperial life of race in America, Keith P. Feldman

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A shadow over Palestine : the imperial life of race in America
Title
A shadow over Palestine
Title remainder
the imperial life of race in America
Statement of responsibility
Keith P. Feldman
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Upon signing the first U.S. arms agreement with Israel in 1962, John F. Kennedy assured Golda Meir that the United States had "a special relationship with Israel in the Middle East," comparable only to that of the United States with Britain. After more than five decades such a statement might seem incontrovertible--and yet its meaning has been fiercely contested from the first. A Shadow over Palestine brings a new, deeply informed, and transnational perspective to the decades and the cultural forces that have shaped sharply differing ideas of Israel's standing with the United States--right up to the violent divisions of our day. Focusing on the period from 1960 to 1985, author Keith P. Feldman reveals the centrality of Israel and Palestine in postwar U.S. imperial culture. Some representations of the region were used to manufacture "commonsense" racial ideologies underwriting the conviction that liberal democracy must coexist with racialized conditions of segregation, border policing, poverty, and the repression of dissent. Others animated vital critiques of these conditions, often forging robust if historically obscured border-crossing alternatives. In this rich cultural history of the period, Feldman deftly analyzes how artists, intellectuals, and organizations--from the United Nations, the Black Panther Party, and the Association of Arab American University Graduates to James Baldwin, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Edward Said, and June Jordan--linked the unfulfilled promise of liberal democracy in the United States with the perpetuation of settler democracy in Israel and the possibility of Palestine's decolonization. In one of his last essays, published in 2003, Edward Said wrote, "In America, Palestine and Israel are regarded as local, not foreign policy, matters." A Shadow over Palestine maps the jagged terrain on which this came to be, amid a wealth of robust alternatives, and the undeterred violence at home and abroad that has been unleashed as a result of this special relationship. "
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Feldman, Keith P
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Middle East
  • United States
  • United States
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
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A shadow over Palestine : the imperial life of race in America, Keith P. Feldman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue: James Baldwin in the Holy Land -- Introduction: Special Relationships -- 1. Specters of Genocide: Cold War Exceptions and the Contradictions of Liberalism -- 2. Black Power's Palestine: Permanent War and the Global Freedom Struggle -- 3. Jewish Conversions: Colorblindness, Anti-Imperialism, and Jewish National Liberation -- 4. Arab American Awakening: Edward Said, Area Studies, and Palestine's Contrapuntal Futures -- 5. Moving Toward Home: Women of Color Feminisms and the Lebanon Conjuncture -- Epilogue: On Shadows
Control code
ocn894746330
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 314 pages
Isbn
9780816694518
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2014047486
Label
A shadow over Palestine : the imperial life of race in America, Keith P. Feldman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue: James Baldwin in the Holy Land -- Introduction: Special Relationships -- 1. Specters of Genocide: Cold War Exceptions and the Contradictions of Liberalism -- 2. Black Power's Palestine: Permanent War and the Global Freedom Struggle -- 3. Jewish Conversions: Colorblindness, Anti-Imperialism, and Jewish National Liberation -- 4. Arab American Awakening: Edward Said, Area Studies, and Palestine's Contrapuntal Futures -- 5. Moving Toward Home: Women of Color Feminisms and the Lebanon Conjuncture -- Epilogue: On Shadows
Control code
ocn894746330
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 314 pages
Isbn
9780816694518
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2014047486

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