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Hawari, Yara, Plonski, Sharri and Weizman, Elian (2019) 'Seeing Israel through Palestine: knowledge production as anti-colonial praxis.' Settler Colonial Studies, 9 (1). pp. 155-175.

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Knowledge production in, for and by settler colonial states hinges on both productive and repressive practices that work together to render its history and present ‘normal’ by controlling how, where, to and through whom it tells its story. This makes the production and dissemination of knowledge an important battleground for anti-colonial struggles. The State of Israel, in its ongoing search for patrons and partners, is focused on how to produce and appropriate ‘knowledge’, and the arenas in which it is developed and shared. In so doing, it works to reshape critique of its political, social and economic relations and redefine the moral parameters that inform its legitimacy and entrench its irrefutability. Inspired by existing literature on and examples of anti-colonial struggles, this paper challenges the modalities through which Israel produces and normalises the colonial narrative. By critiquing existing representations of the Israeli state – and the spaces and structures in which these take hold – our article contributes to the range of scholarship working to radically recalibrate knowledge of ‘Israel’ and ‘Palestine’. As part of this work, the article purposefully centres indigenous anti-colonial frameworks that reconnect intellectual analysis of settler colonial relations, with political engagements in the praxis of liberation and decolonisation.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Palestine; Israeli Studies; Knowledge; Resistance
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Politics & International Studies
ISSN: 2201473X
Copyright Statement: © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Settler Colonial Studies on 31 Oct 2018, available online:
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Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2018 10:29
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