Though it may be a potent political tool, grievance can also maintain our investment in our own oppression.
Office Hours: Mabel Bellucci
“It was no longer necessary to have one group raise the question of abortion. Abortion became a pillar of all the fronts and coalitions.”
The Fight for the Future of Israel Studies
Donors view Israel studies as a vehicle for countering Palestine activism on campus. But many of the scholars they fund don’t toe the line.Mari Cohen
Embracing a radical critique of Israeli apartheid is a precondition for bringing it to a just end.Noura Erakat and John Reynolds
The Political Unconscious
Is psychoanalysis in Israel/Palestine doomed to reinforce the dynamics of the occupation?Eta Demby
Point of No Return
Palestinians cannot turn back the hands of time. But we might still imagine a world beyond exile.
“When we asked my grandfather what had happened, he spat out that the person we’d just met was not Andrea Perlitzer. Not his Andrea Perlitzer.”
“Everyday people do impossible things / Bury their child on a warm / Spring day then make / A fresh pot of coffee”
“The other girls’ bodies / conduct a current of faith but she stands outside / of the circuit.”
Couples Therapy seeks to portray not just particular couples but the fraught practice of coupledom.
The Belarusian novel Alindarka’s Children, recently translated into Scots and English, considers the political stakes of linguistic inequity.
In People Love Dead Jews and Jews Don’t Count, Dara Horn and David Baddiel inflame discourses that they claim to find disturbing.
The Prophet with Eyes
In Olga Tokarczuk’s The Books of Jacob, based on the real life of a self-proclaimed Jewish messiah in 18th-century Poland, theological energy competes with the liberal novel’s finely wrought machinery.