Thursday, September 28, 2017
11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Forum for Scholars and Publics
Duke's West Campus Quad
011 Old Chem
A light lunch will be served.
Who are Israeli settlers? What is the Israeli settlement project? Is settlement synonymous with occupation? Having recently returned from fieldwork in Israel/Palestine, anthropologist Joyce Dalsheim will share insights from the field. She will discuss the case of religiously motivated Jewish settlers, the question of what constitutes Israeli Occupation, and Israeli opposition to ongoing settlement in post-1967 Israeli occupied territories. Her talk will raise questions about how perceived social, religious, and political divisions among Israeli Jews may disguise fundamental similarities and work toward promoting a political project many claim to oppose.
Cosponsored by the Duke Center for Jewish Studies, the Forum for Scholars and Publics, Humanities Futures @ the Franklin Humanities Institute, and the Duke University Middle East Studies Center.
Cover Art: David Reeb.
A PART OF THE SPEAKER SERIES,
"50 Years of Occupation, 1967-2017: Israel/Palestine, Histories and Futures"
SEPTEMBER 28 - Joyce Dalsheim, "The Anthropologist and the Settler: Updates From the Field in Israel/Palestine"
OCTOBER 2 - Diana Allan, "Still Life: Experiences of Palestinian Exile"
OCTOBER 20 - Lisa Hajjar, "International Law and Fifty Years of Occupation"
OCTOBER 26 - Amahl Bishara, "Posting While Palestinian: Shifting Bounds for Expression in the West Bank and Israel"
NOVEMBER 9 - Helen Yanovsky, "Human Rights on Camera in the Palestinian West Bank"
NOVEMBER 16 - Daniel Seidemann, "Jerusalem Fifty Years On: United or Occupied?"
DECEMBER 5 - Lara Friedman, "Enabler or Peacemaker? U.S. Policy and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict"
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Joyce Dalsheim is a cultural anthropologist in the Department of Global Studies at UNC Charlotte. Her work deals with issues of nationalism, religion and the secular, and conflict, primarily in Israel/Palestine. She has written about conflicts over the Jewish settlement project in Israeli Occupied Territories, the moral grounds of conventional peacemaking, and how contemporary critical and postcolonial theory illuminate issues of sovereignty, citizenship, and alterity among national majority populations. She is author of Unsettling Gaza: Secular Liberalism, Radical Religion and the Israeli Settler Project (Oxford University Press, 2011), and Producing Spoilers: Peacemaking and the Production of Enmity in a Secular Age (Oxford University Press, 2014). Her current research looks at how the Jewish Question is transformed when Jews become sovereign citizens in their own nation-state.