Hollow Words: Egypt, Italy, and Justice for Giulio

By Omar Robert Hamilton Jadaliyya, 16 February 2016   Multiple fractures, cigarette burns, abrasions, fingernails forcibly removed and every finger bro-ken, dozens of lacerations all over the body, on the soles of feet and ears all ending in a broken neck and suffocation. Giulio’s body was found semi-naked by the side of the road. The marks of Egypt’s security services […]

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Motherless Tongues: The Insurgency of Language amid Wars of Translation

Author(s): Vicente  L. Rafael Published: 2016, Duke University Press Cloth: $89.95 – 978-0-8223-6058-2 Paperback: $24.95 – 978-0-8223-6074-2 Description In Motherless Tongues, Vicente L. Rafael examines the vexed relationship between language and history gleaned from the workings of translation in the Philippines, the United States, and beyond. Moving across a range of colonial and postcolonial settings, he demonstrates translation’s agency in the making and understanding of events. […]

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The Academic Boycott of Israel

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) Document prepared by Mona Baker The academic boycott is part of a comprehensive civil society programme of boycott and divestment aimed at exerting international pressure on Israel . Some colleagues who support an economic boycott of Israel find the idea of an academic boycott unacceptable, for various reasons. Some of these reasons are addressed […]

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Message to Colleagues in Translation Studies

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) Translation is a matter of intercultural communication, yes. But, as has been widely demonstrated in recent years, it also involves questions of power relations, and of forms of domination. It cannot therefore avoid political issues, or questions about its own links to current forms of power. Robert Young, Postcolonial Theorist, University of Oxford   […]

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Personal Statement on Boycott by Mona Baker

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) To fully understand the reasons for the growing campaign of boycott of Israeli institutions, as well as my own position, it helps to know something about the history of the conflict. You might like to consult some sources by renowned Israeli scholars, for example Ilan Pappe’s The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians (Routledge, 2006), and […]

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Mona Baker: On the Distinction between Institutions and Individuals

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) Mona Baker | Resisting Israeli Apartheid conference (London) | 5 December 2004 [Note: French translation available here.] Abstract. The debate on the boycott of Israeli academic institutions has been dominated from the start by the controversy over the distinction between institutions and individuals. Numerous supporters of the boycott have argued either for excluding from […]

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Ilan Pappe: The Meaning and Objectives of the Academic Boycott

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) Ilan Pappe | Resisting Israeli Apartheid conference | 5 December 2004 [Note: French translation available here.] When I first heard of the initiative to collect signatures for a boycott petition (initiated by Hillary and Stephen Rose in London) I did not hesitate and added my name. I was also convinced that the hundred to […]

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Hilary Rose: Building the Academic Boycott in Britain

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) Hilary Rose | Resisting Israeli Apartheid conference | 5 December 2004 [Note: French translation available here.] We are here today at SOAS to set in train nothing less than an international boycott movement of historic significance. The size and difficulties of the task we have set ourselves, and the bitterness of our enemies are […]

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John Docker: Settler Colonialism as Genocide: Implications for a Strategy of Solidarity with the Palestinians

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) John Docker | Resisting Israeli Apartheid conference | 5 December 2004 [Note: French translation available here.] I would first like to express my pleasure to the conference organizers for inviting me to come to London from Australia. It is an honour to be here. It is also a great pleasure to see again Hilary […]

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