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Parting Ways Jewishness and the Critique of Zionism

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ISBN-10: 0231146108

ISBN-13: 9780231146104

Edition: 2012

Authors: Judith Butler

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Judith Butler follows Edward Said's late suggestion that only through a consideration of Palestinian dispossession in relation to Jewish diasporic traditions will a new ethos for a one-state solution emerge. Butler engages some forms of Jewish intellectual criticism of political Zionism and its practices of illegitimate state violence, nationalism, and state-sponsored racism. At the same time, she moves beyond communitarian frameworks, including Jewish ones, that fail to arrive at a radical democratic notion of political cohabitation, As important as it is to dispute Israel's claim to represent the Jewish people, it is equally important, Butler argues, to show that a narrowly Jewish…    
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 7/24/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034

Judith Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Departments of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature and the Co-director of the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley. She is presently the recipient of the Andrew Mellon Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement in the Humanities.

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction
Self-Departure, Exile, and the Critique of Zionism
Impossible, Necessary Task
Said, Levinas, and the Ethical Demand
Unable to Kill
Levinas Contra Levinas
Walter Benjamin and the Critique of Violence
Flashing Up
Benjamin's Messianic Politics
Is Judaism Zionism?
Or, Arendt and the Critique of the Nation-State
Quandaries of the Plural
Cohabitation and Sovereignty in Arendt
Primo Levi for the Present
"What Shall We Do Without Exile?"
Said and Darwish Address the Future
Notes
Index