Some Reflections on BDS and Feminist Political Solidarity

  • Brenna Bhandar School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Keywords: solidarity, Black Feminism, neo-liberalism, settler colonialism, Palestine, boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS)

Abstract

The main theme that I address in this paper is the boycott as a form of political solidarity. Recalling one of the primary objectives of Black and Third World feminist activists and scholars, I explore how BDS is one of the primary ways of building solidarity with Palestinians living under occupation. The logic of BDS is that of a unified, anti-racist and anti-colonial politics, which counters the logic of the Oslo Accords, one of fragmentation along multiple axes.

Author Biography

Brenna Bhandar, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Senior Lecturer in the School of Law at SOAS, University of London and a member of the Centre for Palestine Studies. She has been a visiting lecturer in Canada and South Africa. Her areas of research and teaching include property law, equity and trusts, indigenous land rights, post-colonial and feminist legal theory, multiculturalism and pluralism, critical legal theory, and critical race theory. In her current research project, she examines techniques of ownership and dispossession in settler colonial contexts.
How to Cite
Bhandar, B. (1). Some Reflections on BDS and Feminist Political Solidarity. feminists@law, 4(1). Retrieved from https://journals.kent.ac.uk/index.php/feministsatlaw/article/view/110
Section
BDS as a Feminist Issue