Palgrave Critical Studies of Antisemitism and Racism

Boycotts Past and Present

From the American Revolution to the Campaign to Boycott Israel

Editors: Feldman, David (Ed.)

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  • Situates boycotts historically to show how they have changed over time, from the late eighteenth century to the present
  • Explores how such boycotts have intersected with Jewish history and the history of anti-Semitism, especially in the twentieth century
  • Provides genuinely interdisciplinary insights, with perspectives from legal scholars and political scientists
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In this book historians and social scientists examine boycotts from the  eighteenth century to the present day. Employed in struggles against British rule in the American colonies, against racial discrimination in the United States during the Civil Rights movement, and Apartheid in South Africa, today it is Israel that is the focus of a campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS). 
Boycotts have featured in campaigns undertaken by labour, consumer and nationalist movements. Jews were the focus of some boycotts instigated by nationalist movements in Central and Eastern Europe and Jewish businesses were targeted by the National Socialist regime in Germany. In this collection, contributors explore the history of past boycott movements and examine the different narratives put forward by proponents and opponents of the current BDS movement directed against Israel: one which places the movement within a history of struggles for ‘human rights’; the other which regards BDS as the latest manifestation of an antisemitic tradition. 

About the authors

David Feldman is Director of the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism and Professor of History at Birkbeck, University of London, UK. Previous publications include Integration, Disadvantage and Extremism co-edited with Ben Gidley (2014) and Reconstruction in Europe After the Second World War (2011) co-edited with Mark Mazower and Jessica Reinisch. 

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Boycotts: From the American Revolution to BDS

    Feldman, David

    Pages 1-19

  • Consumer Boycotts in Modern History: States, Moral Boundaries, and Political Action

    Trentmann, Frank

    Pages 21-39

  • In Defense of the Nation: Protectionism and Boycotts in the Habsburg Lands, 1844–1914

    Miller, Michael L.

    Pages 41-52

  • The Enemy Within: The Anti-Jewish Boycott and Polish Right-Wing Politics in the Early Twentieth Century

    Krzywiec, Grzegorz

    Pages 53-71

  • Zionist “Buy National” Campaigns in Interwar Palestine

    Shoham, Hizky

    Pages 73-95

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Boycotts Past and Present
Book Subtitle
From the American Revolution to the Campaign to Boycott Israel
Editors
  • David Feldman
Series Title
Palgrave Critical Studies of Antisemitism and Racism
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-94872-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-94872-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-94871-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 352
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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