In May 2011, the Anthropology Department and the Department of American Studies at the University of New Mexico offered a class entitled “Technologies of Settler-Colonialism in Israel-Palestine.” This field school was designed as a decolonizing project for American students (an extremely diverse group representative of New Mexico’s particular diverse population that included Hispanic, Native American, Arab and Muslim-American, Jewish-American, and others) that operated at several levels: through close collaboration with local scholars and experts; through experiential ways of knowing and understanding practices of ethnic cleansing and apartheid; and by being present for and with Palestinian testimony in places Americans seldom go and in this way intimately witnessing quotidian parameters of life under occupation. This article elaborates the historical, theoretical, and ethnographic components of the field school’s activities through the student’s daily activities.
The Israel/Palestine Field School: Decoloniality and the Geopolitics of Knowledge
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Alex Lubin, Les W. Field, Melanie K. Yazzie, Jakob Schiller; The Israel/Palestine Field School: Decoloniality and the Geopolitics of Knowledge. Social Text 1 December 2013; 31 (4 (117)): 79–97. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/01642472-2348995
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