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Tragic Encounters and Ordinary Ethics: Palestine-Israel in British Universities

Ruth Sheldon


For over four decades, events in Palestine-Israel have provoked raging conflicts between members of British universities, giving rise to controversies around free speech, ‘extremism’, antisemitism and Islamophobia within higher education, which have been widely reported in the media and subject to repeated interventions by politicians. But why is this conflict so significant for student activists living at such a geographical distance from the region itself? And what role do emotive, polarised communications around Palestine-Israel play in the life of British academic institutions committed to ... More

Keywords: Palestine-Israel, ethics, justice, ethnography, universities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781784993146
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784993146.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ruth Sheldon, author
Birkbeck College