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Ethnographies of Palestine: narratives, reflections, and decolonizing inquiries [Anthropology of Race and Ethnicity Network] 
Kholoud Al-Ajarma (University of Edinburgh)
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Ezgi Guner (University of Edinburgh)
Sa'ed Atshan
Nell Gabiam (Iowa State University)
Thursday 18 July, -
Time zone: Europe/Madrid
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Short Abstract:

This roundtable examines anthropological research on Palestine where the theme of anthropology's role in fostering a more just and equitable understanding of Palestine will be discussed.

Long Abstract:

This roundtable will provide a space for Palestinian and non-Palestinian anthropologists who conducted research in Palestine to reflect on the experiences of studying Palestinian history, the Palestinian struggle, settler colonialism, social and economic conditions under occupation, national liberation movements, and other relevant topics. The roundtable will feature presentations from anthropologists who have conducted ethnographies in various Palestinian communities, shedding light on the diverse array of narratives that emerge in research in a settler colonial context. The roundtable provides an opportunity to critically examine how 'decolonisation' is employed in academic spheres and in research on Palestine in light of the recent war on Gaza. In essence, this roundtable offers a platform for scholars to not only share their ethnographic insights but to collectively interrogate the role of anthropology in contributing to a more just and equitable understanding of Palestine. Through a reflexive and collaborative approach, participants will navigate the complexities of conducting research in contested spaces, fostering a dialogue that goes beyond traditional academic boundaries and contributes to a broader discourse on decolonizing anthropology.

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Session 1 Thursday 18 July, 2024, -