Sarah Schulman in conversation with Vijay Prashad

In 2009, the impressively prolific novelist, playwright, historian, essayist, and queer activist, Sarah Schulman, was invited to keynote the tenth annual Lesbian and Gay Studies and Queer Theory Conference at Tel Aviv University. Research for this led to such awareness of the magnitude of the Palestinian liberation struggle that she declined the invitation, instead joining the artists and academics spearheading an academic and cultural boycott of Israel. In Israel/Palestine and the Queer International, Schulman reflects on her alternative "solidarity visit" to Israel, which she went on with anti-occupation activists from the US and Canada, and chronicles a subsequent US speaking tour for the queer Palestinian activists she had met while there. Schulman's honest, accessible new work traces her growing investment in a global movement that represents an intersection of queer and Palestinian politics. Schulman will be in conversation with Vijay Prashad, author of Uncle Swami: South Asians in America Today. "This is a book about how the political heart expands to encompass the rights of queers and the rights of Palestinians, the rights of you and the rights of me, the rights of individuals and the rights of collectivities. This vision is neither stingy nor utopian, but deeply realistic. A must-read.”—Vijay PrashadSarah Schulman is cofounder of the MIX Festival and the ACT UP Oral History Project. She is the author of seventeen novels and non-fiction works, and a Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at The City University of New York, College of Staten Island. 

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Israel/Palestine and the Queer International By Sarah Schulman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822353737
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Published: Duke University Press - November 5th, 2012

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ISBN: 9781595587848
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Published: New Press - June 5th, 2012