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ANTB19H3 Lecture Notes - Manifest Destiny, Settler Colonialism, Labor Zionism


Department
Anthropology
Course Code
ANTB19H3
Professor
Donna Young

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Lecture Notes:
- zionism :
- for Palestinian gelo is a settlement, but for my eye southern suburbs of
jerseualum
- settlers are not always evil but some are - others are comfortable but being
comfortable can be a dangerous thing , that produce are not justice, form of
settler colonialism
- settler colonialism and zionism :
- anytime there is settler movement = there is unsettlement happening to
it
- zionist talk about creation of new hebrew, cannot trust anyone so be
strong so you can fend off your enemy
- to make sense, of new hebrew identity - need to understand historical
aspect that ended/started it.
- settler movement behind ideology of manifest destiny
- manifest destiny was the belief held chiefly in the middle and latter part
of the 19th century, that it was the destiny of the USA to expand its
territory over the whole of NA and to extend and enhance its political,
social and economic influence
- 3 key ideas:
- 1. virtue: of american ppl and institutions
- 2. missions, the idea that one should civilize or be a beacon
to the world by spreading american ideology and
institutions
- 3. destiny: the american people were destined to govern
the entire continent
- virtues and missions and destiny were in fact ideas that justified the theft of
land for north americans, scalping and elimination of people - terrible horrors
committed. - whenever working with powerful idea, whats really happening
behind the scenes
Comparing manifest destiny to zionist :
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