Geography, antisemitism and Zionism

BASSI, Camila (2023). Geography, antisemitism and Zionism. Geography, 108 (3), 130-133.

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This article challenges the representation of Zionism as the globalising hub of worldwide racist and colonial harm to humanity and the neglect of antisemitism as a contemporary form of racism. This article is not a challenge to the consensus understanding of the nation state of Israel as having racist and colonial characteristics; rather, it questions a mode of analysis that exceptionalises Israel’s ills to the point of exceptionally demanding the nation state’s dissolution, while negating Zionism’s origins as a lifeboat amid the Holocaust. In essence, this article seeks an anti-racist imagination that is informed by a holistic and universal comprehension of Zionism vis-à-vis racism, colonialism and nationalism, and that recognises the reality of contemporary anti-Jewish racism, including in the leftist milieux.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: First submitted after 14th Oct 2022
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0406 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience; 1604 Human Geography; Geography; 4406 Human geography
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Page Range: 130-133
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2023 12:08
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2023 11:01

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