Anti-colonial resistance in South Africa and Israel/Palestine: comparative dimensions

Presented by Ran Greenstein

Monday, 29 August, 2022 - 16:00

Based on a newly-published book, the paper highlights themes drawn from a historical overview of resistance politics in South Africa and Israel/Palestine. It focuses on left-wing and indigenous nationalist perspectives that sought to identify, conceptualize, and oppose patterns of colonial domination in these two societies. Dealing with similar but not identical challenges, anti-colonial movements offered innovative analyses of social and political conditions and organized in order to change them. The diverse ways in which they did that, their internal exchanges and external debates, and the links they established with global discourses of colonial rule, indigenous nationalism, and racial politics, form the core of the book. The paper will address a selection of key themes drawn from it.
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