‘From Standing Rock to Palestine We are United’:diaspora politics, decolonization and the intersectionality of struggles

Salih, Ruba and Zambelli, Elena and Welchman, Lynn (2021) ‘From Standing Rock to Palestine We are United’:diaspora politics, decolonization and the intersectionality of struggles. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 44 (7). pp. 1135-1153. ISSN 0141-9870

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Abstract

This article analyses a form of diasporic activism that breaks the seeming duality between diasporic imaginaries and colonial realities, diasporas and refugees. By focusing on the Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM) it analyses a diasporic standpoint which is not confined to identity politics, nor to the Palestinian nationalist struggle of territorial liberation, but conceives of Palestine as one of the most visible, present-day materializations of Western colonial modernity. The condition of this diasporic political subjectivity lies in what we call here an “intersectional ‘space of appearance’”: an affective multi-sited political space that exposes and makes visible the continuum of systems of subjugation and expropriation across liberal democracies and settler-colonial regimes, and the whiteness of mainstream activist spaces. This space encompasses key sites of Black, Indigenous, Arab and Muslim mobilization: from Ferguson to Standing Rock, from the Mexico-US border to Palestine and Palestinian camps, from Tunis to Paris.

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Journal Article
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Ethnic and Racial Studies
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12 Oct 2021 13:00
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Yes
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Published
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22 Nov 2021 16:46