Posting While Palestinian
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Posting While Palestinian: Shifting Bounds for Expression in the West Bank and Israel
With Amahl Bishara
The Internet and social media once seemed to hold the promise of liberation and free expression for all those who accessed it. For Palestinians in Israel and the West Bank, the Internet is a critical field of expression and organizing, especially because Palestinians are geographically fragmented, largely due to Israeli policies. However, the Internet is by no means free of dangers. This talk looks at what recent campaigns against Palestinian expression online can tell us about publics, politics, and borders today.
Free and open to the public. A light lunch will be served. This event is part of the speaker series, “50 Years of Occupation, 1967-2017: Israel/Palestine, Histories and Futures,” co-sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics, Humanities Futures @ the Franklin Humanities Institute, and the Duke University Middle East Studies Center.
Amahl A. Bishara is an associate professor of anthropology at Tufts University whose work revolves around expression, space, media, and settler colonialism. She is the author of Back Stories: U.S. News Production and Palestinian Politics (Stanford University Press, 2013) and the director of the documentary Degrees of Incarceration (2010). She…...Read More