Parting Ways: Jewishness and the Critique of Zionism PDF

Parting Ways: Jewishness and the Critique of Zionism PDF


Parting Ways: Jewishness and the Critique of Zionism [Reading] ➿ Parting Ways: Jewishness and the Critique of Zionism By Judith Butler – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Judith Butler follows Edward Said’s late suggestion that through a consideration of Palestinian dispossession in relation to Jewish diasporic traditions a new ethos can be forged for a one state sol Judith Butler follows Edward Jewishness and Kindle Ô Said’s late suggestion that through a consideration of Palestinian dispossession in relation to Jewish diasporic traditions a Parting Ways: Kindle - new ethos can be forged for a one state solution Butler engages Jewish philosophical positions to articulate a critiue of political Zionism Ways: Jewishness and PDF/EPUB ã and its practices of illegitimate state violence nationalism and state sponsored racism At the same time she moves beyond communitarian frameworks including Ways: Jewishness and the Critique eBook ì Jewish ones that fail to arrive at a radical democratic notion of political cohabitation Butler engages thinkers such as Edward Said Emmanuel Levinas Hannah Arendt Primo Levi Martin Buber Walter Benjamin and Mahmoud Darwish as she articulates a new political ethic In her view it is as important to dispute Israel’s claim to represent the Jewish people as it is to show that a narrowly Jewish framework cannot suffice as a basis for an ultimate critiue of Zionism She promotes an ethical position in which the obligations of cohabitation do not derive from cultural sameness but from the unchosen character of social plurality Recovering the Ways: Jewishness and the Critique eBook ì arguments of Jewish thinkers who offered criticisms of Zionism or whose work could be used for such a purpose Butler disputes the specific charge of anti Semitic self hatred often leveled against Jewish critiues of Israel Her political ethic relies on a vision of cohabitation that thinks anew about binationalism and exposes the limits of a communitarian framework to overcome the colonial legacy of Zionism Her own engagements with Edward Said and Mahmoud Darwish form an important point of departure and conclusion for her engagement with some key forms of thought derived in part from Jewish resources but always in relation to the non JewButler considers the rights of the dispossessed the necessity of plural cohabitation and the dangers of arbitrary state violence showing how they can be extended to a critiue of Zionism even when that is not their explicit aim She revisits and affirms Edward Said’s late proposals for a one state solution within the ethos of binationalism Butler’s startling suggestion Jewish ethics not only demand a critiue of Zionism but must transcend its exclusive Jewishness in order to realize the ethical and political ideals of living together in radical democracy.


10 thoughts on “Parting Ways: Jewishness and the Critique of Zionism

  1. Quin Rich Quin Rich says:

    An unorthodox approach to the Israel Palestine conflict better described as a colonial occupation Butler draws from Jewish resources conceived broadly to establish grounds for a non antisemitic critiue of Zionism and an anti Zionist Judaism Readers looking for an introduction to andor history of the occupation might prefer to start elsewhere; this text is excellent but it's not a primer to the situationButler begins the text working with Levinas moves on to Benjamin and continues on through Arendt and Levi She ends with Darwish and Said two Palestinian thinkers who complement Butler's overall theme of drawing from the diasporic experience of both Jews and Palestinians to craft a future beyond Zionism This book is in many ways the capstone of Butler's oeuvre One can find everything from her theories of gender performativity citationality abjection through her work on the inability of the subject to fully account for itself and on the precarity of human life at play here Moreover many of the criticisms for which Butler has become infamous that she is too hard to read that she fails to give concrete examples that one needs to have read an extensive list of texts before one can even begin to comprehend what she is saying are largely absent from this book Written in clear if at times poetic language and grounded in concrete political struggles this book de facto serves as a good introduction to some of the major works of Levinas Benjamin and Arendt Butler works with the reader in a way that I have not noticed in her other work that I have read To be sure she is brilliant and it really comes across hereCentering the ethical Parting Ways is an excellent resource in challenging Zionism and Israeli settler colonialism and in imagining a binationalist one state for the region


  2. Karen Karen says:

    Excellent excellent Sharp passionate In short one of Butler's most brilliant and essential works


  3. Jim Jim says:

    this was an immensely difficult and dense read Butler is an amazing scholar thinker resistor and human being that said this book really challenges you to stay with her point that being the critiue of Zionism as it relates to Israel the state Jews Jewishness and history i found some chapters well nigh uber theoreticcal and almost too philosophical or referential she considers many thinkers in these pages to follow effectively other chapters are less who is the I that can make the claims I make and thus understandable still her points when made and not just considered all made well this is not a book for the faint hearted or beginner or one unfamiliar with Butler at least if not various other thinkers Benjamin is referenced often and i have read him and always struggled to stay with his dreamy musings if not his theoretical postulations


  4. Benjamin Siegel Benjamin Siegel says:

    Five stars for idea; two stars for clarity for those of us outside the philosophy guild


  5. Mills College Library Mills College Library says:

    32054095 B9859 2014


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10 thoughts on “Parting Ways: Jewishness and the Critique of Zionism

  1. Quin Rich Quin Rich says:

    An unorthodox approach to the Israel Palestine conflict better described as a colonial occupation Butler draws from Jewish resources conceived broadly to establish grounds for a non antisemitic critiue of Zionism and an anti Zionist Judaism Readers looking for an introduction to andor history of the occupation might prefer to start elsewhere; this text is excellent but it's not a primer to the situationButler begins the text working with Levinas moves on to Benjamin and continues on through Arendt and Levi She ends with Darwish and Said two Palestinian thinkers who complement Butler's overall theme of drawing from the diasporic experience of both Jews and Palestinians to craft a future beyond Zionism This book is in many ways the capstone of Butler's oeuvre One can find everything from her theories of gender performativity citationality abjection through her work on the inability of the subject to fully account for itself and on the precarity of human life at play here Moreover many of the criticisms for which Butler has become infamous that she is too hard to read that she fails to give concrete examples that one needs to have read an extensive list of texts before one can even begin to comprehend what she is saying are largely absent from this book Written in clear if at times poetic language and grounded in concrete political struggles this book de facto serves as a good introduction to some of the major works of Levinas Benjamin and Arendt Butler works with the reader in a way that I have not noticed in her other work that I have read To be sure she is brilliant and it really comes across hereCentering the ethical Parting Ways is an excellent resource in challenging Zionism and Israeli settler colonialism and in imagining a binationalist one state for the region

  2. Karen Karen says:

    Excellent excellent Sharp passionate In short one of Butler's most brilliant and essential works

  3. Jim Jim says:

    this was an immensely difficult and dense read Butler is an amazing scholar thinker resistor and human being that said this book really challenges you to stay with her point that being the critiue of Zionism as it relates to Israel the state Jews Jewishness and history i found some chapters well nigh uber theoreticcal and almost too philosophical or referential she considers many thinkers in these pages to follow effectively other chapters are less who is the I that can make the claims I make and thus understandable still her points when made and not just considered all made well this is not a book for the faint hearted or beginner or one unfamiliar with Butler at least if not various other thinkers Benjamin is referenced often and i have read him and always struggled to stay with his dreamy musings if not his theoretical postulations

  4. Benjamin Siegel Benjamin Siegel says:

    Five stars for idea; two stars for clarity for those of us outside the philosophy guild

  5. Mills College Library Mills College Library says:

    32054095 B9859 2014

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