The Settler and the Colonized Consciousness of Israeli Communist
Graduate Student-Faculty Seminar Series presents Dr. Amir Locker-Biletzki: His presentation will discuss the Settler and the Colonized Consciousness of Israeli Communists
Amir Locker-Biletzki - Postdoctoral Fellow, Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies at Concordia University
Department of Sociology and Anthropology – H-1120
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W
The presentation will explore the writing of an Israeli Communist ideologist. It will be claimed that, while disproving Zionism his critique allowed the forming of a local national identity. It will also be argued that, a difference in understanding the colonial aspects of Zionism, was the result of a difference between the settler and the colonized consciousness.
Amir Locker-Biletzki’s dissertation dealt with the cultural practices of the Jewish Communists in Palestine/ Israel. His current research examines the cultural history of Communism in Palestine/Israel, including how Israeli Communists conceptualized the presence of Western, that is, British and American, powers in the country, and the concurrent changes in the theory and practice of Zionism.
For more information, please contact the Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org or 514-848-2424 ext: 8721.
Please RSVP by Tuesday, February 28.
Concordia University - Hall Building
1455, boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal, QC, Canada