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Social Text Periscope Publishes Essay by Magid Shihade

September 5, 2012
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Birzeit University is pleased to announce the online publication of the essay entitled “The Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel: Unsettling Exceptionalisms,” by Dr. Magid Shihade in the journal Social Text. The journal has also published essays related to an academic delegation's visit to Palestine, including to Birzeit University, in January 2012.


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The Social Text Periscope initiative has created an exclusive file on Palestine featuring essays by the academic delegation members who visited Palestine last January. For more information on this file, please visit:

Shihade is a faculty member at the Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Institute for International Studies at Birzeit University. He has published several articles in international journals and is author of Not Just a Soccer Game: Colonialism and Conflict among Palestinians in Israel, published in 2011 by Syracuse University Press.

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