Palestine, my love: The ethico-politics of love and mourning in Jewish Israeli solidarity activism
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WRIGHT, F. (2016). Palestine, my love: The ethico-politics of love and mourning in Jewish Israeli solidarity activism. American Ethnologist, 43 (1), 130-143. https://doi.org/10.1111/amet.12268
Jewish Israeli left-wing activists engage in a subversive affective politics when they express love for, and mourn the loss of, Palestinian life. But the affects of love and mourning also bind these solidarity activists to Israeli state violence and sovereignty in various ways, entangling them in the very forms of power they aim to challenge. Loving and mourning the Palestinian Other involves an ambivalent ethics in which the activist subject objectifies the Other, and this objectification is a kind of violence that emerges in the affective becomings of solidarity activism. Activist loving and mourning thus call into question the nature of solidarity and alert us to the difficulty of ethics as troubled relations enmeshed in the violence of politics.
Economic and Social Research Council 1+3 Doctoral Studentship 2008-2013
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/amet.12268
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