Cover

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Half Title, Series Page, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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Contents

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pp. vii-viii

Introduction

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pp. ix-xx

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1. How Palestine Became Important to American Indian Studies

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pp. 1-26

In the nascent days of the millennium, I was a new doctoral student at the University of Oklahoma, attempting to convince potential dissertation committee members of the utility of my proposed project, a comparison of the discourses of colonization in North America and Palestine. It was a difficult sell. ...

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2. Boycotting Israel as Native Nationalism

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pp. 27-70

On December 4, 2013, the American Studies Association (ASA) adopted a resolution pledging to honor the academic boycott of Israel. The resolution passed after the ASA National Council, which is vested with decision-making authority, took the unusual step of requesting a vote from the membership at large. ...

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3. Ethnic Cleansing as National Uplift

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pp. 71-102

I have a soft spot for forthrightness, quite independent of moral probity. Forthright presentation of viewpoints enables us to engage the ethical and philosophical content of a scholar, activist, or ideologue, even (especially) those we deplore. It saves us the hassle of translating the platitudes of the liberal colonizer, ...

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4. Inter/National Aesthetics: Palestinians in Native Poetry

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pp. 103-132

Literary criticism may appear a bit out of place in this book, but I contend that analysis of cultural production is necessary to decolonization. In that spirit, I would like to examine how Natives and Palestinians interact in literature, and in poetry specifically. Through this genre, we access infinite ways of imagining ourselves, and one another, both symbolically and concretely. ...

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5. Why American Indian Studies Should Be Important to Palestine Solidarity

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pp. 133-172

I began this book with an assessment of Palestine’s role in American Indian studies in which I argue that Palestine is now a legible theme in the field. I am less confident about the stability of American Indian studies in Palestine solidarity communities, particularly the academic groupings in which Palestine exists as a site of inquiry. ...

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Conclusion: The Game of Our Time

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pp. 173-176

In 1995, German company Catan released The Settlers of Catan, a board game rewarding strategy rather than luck. Catan is a mythical island whose settlers compete to exploit resources and develop public projects. Catan has no natives. By the time a typical game ends, though, Catan is a well-populated place featuring bustling cities and a free-market economy. ...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. 177-178

For their feedback, either to the manuscript or to portions of it presented at public lectures, I am much indebted to Ashon Crawley, Vicente Diaz, Nick Estes, Keith Feldman, J. Kēhaulani Kauanui, Alex Lubin, Janet McAdams, Jeani O’Brien, Mark Rifkin, and Matthew Shenoda. ...

Notes

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pp. 179-192

Index

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pp. 193-208

About the Author

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