This 2-unit course will examine key historical developments that have taken place in Palestine, from the 1880s to the present, through the lens of settler colonialism. Our discussions will focus in particular on the following questions: What new insights and perspectives emerge from a settler colonial analysis? What is the source of contemporary conflicts over land and political power in Palestine? What connections have scholars drawn between Zionism and settler colonialism? What might decolonization mean in this context, and how might it open the possibility for justice and equality for all peoples in the region? Our analyses will utilize a comparative approach with an emphasis on scholarship in settler colonial studies. Class time will be devoted to lecture, documentaries, open discussion, and debate about these issues and the relevant scholarly literature.
|Palestine: A Settler Colonial Analysis||--||30||TBA||[W] 6:00PM-9:00PM||02/01/2017||