The Anthropologist and the Settler: Updates From the Field in Israel/Palestine

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 11:45am

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Joyce Dalsheim

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.A light lunch will be served.Cover art: David Reeb.

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