Uncivil Rites: Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom

Uncivil Rites: Palestine and the Limits of Academic


Uncivil Rites: Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom [Read] ➲ Uncivil Rites: Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom ➮ Steven Salaita – Polishdarling.co.uk In the summer of , renowned American Indian studies professor Steven Salaita had his appointment to a tenured professorship revoked by the board of trustees of the University of Illinois at Urbana Cha In the summer of Palestine and PDF ↠ , renowned American Indian studies professor Steven Salaita had his appointment to a tenured professorship revoked by the board of trustees of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Salaita s employment was terminated in response to his public tweets criticizing the Israeli government s summer assault on GazaSalaita s firing generated Uncivil Rites: PDF/EPUB or a huge public outcry, with thousands petitioning for his reinstatement, and than five thousand scholars pledging to boycott UIUC His case raises important questions about academic freedom, free speech on campus, and the movement for justice in PalestineIn this book, Salaita combines personal reflection and political critique to shed new light on his controversial termination He situates Rites: Palestine and PDF/EPUB ì his case at the intersection of important issues that affect both higher education and social justice activism.

  • Hardcover
  • 264 pages
  • Uncivil Rites: Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom
  • Steven Salaita
  • 18 January 2019
  • 1608465772

About the Author: Steven Salaita

I teach English at Palestine and PDF ↠ Virginia Tech and write about Arab Americans, Indigenous peoples, race and ethnicity, and literature I live with my beloved wife, my half blind bichon frise, and my nutty orange tabby in Blacksburg, Virginia The little fellow in the picture with me is my son, Ignatius, the fiery one.



10 thoughts on “Uncivil Rites: Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom

  1. Marcy Marcy says:

    I m truly in awe of Steven and of his latest book I didn t think he could improve much on his previous book Israel s Dead Soul which is also amazing, but he did This is such a beautiful testimony to what kind of human Steven is and the blinders Zionists have that disallow them to see that level of deep humanity This book is a collection of pieces that range from personal narrative detailing his experience since UIUC fired him to parenting to essays about academia and, of course, Palestine I m truly in awe of Steven and of his latest book I didn t think he could improve much on his previous book Israel s Dead Soul which is also amazing, but he did This is such a beautiful testimony to what kind of human Steven is and the blinders Zionists have that disallow them to see that level of deep humanity This book is a collection of pieces that range from personal narrative detailing his experience since UIUC fired him to parenting to essays about academia and, of course, Palestine Much of the book is deeply moving A great deal is also hilarious especially his parenthetical comments If there is an award for the best footnotes in an academic book, the award should go to him It s also a brilliant book for people interested in how to carefully tear apart or build up a writer s argument it s great for those interested in rhetoric Is also just sheer delectable, eloquent prose

  2. Justin Podur Justin Podur says:

    This is a chance to understand what happened to Prof Salaita from his own, very thoughtful perspective It is a series of essays, but all are linked through a series of themes Palestine, colonialism, campus politics, and academic freedom Salaita comes through as acomplex person and acomplex thinker than his enemies present him His firing comes through as a very clear cut administrative fiat, overriding any considerations of academic freedom or collegial governance on campuses H This is a chance to understand what happened to Prof Salaita from his own, very thoughtful perspective It is a series of essays, but all are linked through a series of themes Palestine, colonialism, campus politics, and academic freedom Salaita comes through as acomplex person and acomplex thinker than his enemies present him His firing comes through as a very clear cut administrative fiat, overriding any considerations of academic freedom or collegial governance on campuses He also helps readers think through what is happening on North American universities Beyond that, there is some very moving and frequently hilarious writing in here Highly recommended

  3. Bill Crane Bill Crane says:

    Excellent memoir that combines strong analysis of how the author s victimization relates to academic freedom and free speech rights in general with a lot of insight about Islamophobia, Palestine, indigenous rights in America and the intersections between all these I knocked it out in a day, highly recommended.

  4. ACRL ACRL says:

    Anticipated by ACRL Member of the Week Kenny Garcia Learnabout Kenny on the ACRL Insider blog Anticipated by ACRL Member of the Week Kenny Garcia Learnabout Kenny on the ACRL Insider blog

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10 thoughts on “Uncivil Rites: Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom

  1. Marcy Marcy says:

    I m truly in awe of Steven and of his latest book I didn t think he could improve much on his previous book Israel s Dead Soul which is also amazing, but he did This is such a beautiful testimony to what kind of human Steven is and the blinders Zionists have that disallow them to see that level of deep humanity This book is a collection of pieces that range from personal narrative detailing his experience since UIUC fired him to parenting to essays about academia and, of course, Palestine I m truly in awe of Steven and of his latest book I didn t think he could improve much on his previous book Israel s Dead Soul which is also amazing, but he did This is such a beautiful testimony to what kind of human Steven is and the blinders Zionists have that disallow them to see that level of deep humanity This book is a collection of pieces that range from personal narrative detailing his experience since UIUC fired him to parenting to essays about academia and, of course, Palestine Much of the book is deeply moving A great deal is also hilarious especially his parenthetical comments If there is an award for the best footnotes in an academic book, the award should go to him It s also a brilliant book for people interested in how to carefully tear apart or build up a writer s argument it s great for those interested in rhetoric Is also just sheer delectable, eloquent prose


  2. Justin Podur Justin Podur says:

    This is a chance to understand what happened to Prof Salaita from his own, very thoughtful perspective It is a series of essays, but all are linked through a series of themes Palestine, colonialism, campus politics, and academic freedom Salaita comes through as acomplex person and acomplex thinker than his enemies present him His firing comes through as a very clear cut administrative fiat, overriding any considerations of academic freedom or collegial governance on campuses H This is a chance to understand what happened to Prof Salaita from his own, very thoughtful perspective It is a series of essays, but all are linked through a series of themes Palestine, colonialism, campus politics, and academic freedom Salaita comes through as acomplex person and acomplex thinker than his enemies present him His firing comes through as a very clear cut administrative fiat, overriding any considerations of academic freedom or collegial governance on campuses He also helps readers think through what is happening on North American universities Beyond that, there is some very moving and frequently hilarious writing in here Highly recommended


  3. Bill Crane Bill Crane says:

    Excellent memoir that combines strong analysis of how the author s victimization relates to academic freedom and free speech rights in general with a lot of insight about Islamophobia, Palestine, indigenous rights in America and the intersections between all these I knocked it out in a day, highly recommended.


  4. ACRL ACRL says:

    Anticipated by ACRL Member of the Week Kenny Garcia Learnabout Kenny on the ACRL Insider blog Anticipated by ACRL Member of the Week Kenny Garcia Learnabout Kenny on the ACRL Insider blog


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