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Rebecca Wolff reviews ASSUMING BOYCOTT on H-Net

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

With calls for boycotts coming from all sides of the political spectrum, the publication of Assuming Boycott: Resistance, Agency, and Cultural Production is a particularly timely publication. Given the late capitalist state of the global economy, many individuals feel as if boycotting is the most effective way to assert political power. Indeed, as editors Carin Kuoni and Laura Raicovich herald in the opening line of their introduction, “Boycott is a tool of our time, a political and cultural strategy that has rarely been more prominent than now” (p. 7). In the art world, cultural boycotts in particular have surged within the past few years to draw attention to exhibitions’ and institutions’ ties to oppressive governments, labor practices, and corporations. The contributors to Assuming Boycott turn a critical eye on this phenomenon, exploring the reasons behind cultural boycotts, their implementation, and their possible ramifications.

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“Cultural boycott has proven its worth as a powerful tool for peaceful, thoughtful activists, and it looks to remain such for years to come”: JOHN OAKES discusses ASSUMING BOYCOTT and editor LAURA RAICOVICH with frieze

Friday, February 16th, 2018

In discussing what it regards as a broader pattern of misconduct, the report also details Raicovich’s role as co-editor of Assuming Boycott: Resistance, Agency, and Cultural Production (OR Books, 2017), a volume which collects articles discussing the intersection between art and global boycotts. The document claims that Raicovich did not alert the museum board to her involvement in the book’s production. The investigation alleges that many of the essays in Assuming Boycott support the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement, which it says ‘overtly targets the State of Israel’. The report also says that Raicovich paid one of her fellow co-editors using museum funds. John Oakes, co-publisher of OR Books (and in-house editor of Assuming Boycott) told frieze: ‘that the book has emerged as ‘evidence’ against Raicovich emphasizes how the forces of reaction are flummoxed by something they can’t jail, wall off, or otherwise eliminate by decree. Cultural boycott has proven its worth as a powerful tool for peaceful, thoughtful activists, and it looks to remain such for years to come.’

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Critical thinking on cultural boycott: The Electronic Intifada reviews ASSUMING BOYCOTT

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

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“For sheer readability, Frank B. Wilderson III’s essay ‘Incognero: A Memoir of Exile and Apartheid’ is unbeatable”: ASSUMING BOYCOTT is reviewed at A Gathering of the Tribes

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

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Spinwatch calls ASSUMING BOYCOTT “a moving tribute to a powerful collaboration of individuals determined not to be silenced.”

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

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ASSUMING BOYCOTT is cited at Washington Free Beacon in a report on BDS

Monday, October 16th, 2017

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KAREEM ESTEFAN and ELI VALLEY appear on The Katie Halper Show

Monday, October 16th, 2017

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Mondoweiss calls ASSUMING BOYCOTT “a rich and lively analysis of historical and present-day boycotts and the ethical, political, and practical issues they raise.”

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

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Queens Museum and ASSUMING BOYCOTT controversy “raises concerns about how museums might do business in light of recent anti-BDS legislation,” says Hyperallergic

Monday, August 21st, 2017

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The editors of ASSUMING BOYCOTT respond to the Israeli UN Ambassador’s statements against Queens Museum, at Mondoweiss

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

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Reasons to Support BDS — an excerpt from ASSUMING BOYCOTT at AlterNet

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

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“To be physically here and mentally out of range is a familiar experience of the cell phone age.” Radhika Subramaniam’s essay from ASSUMING BOYCOTT is excerpted at The Believer

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

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Structures of Power and the Ethical Limits of Speech — Svetlana Mintcheva’s essay from ASSUMING BOYCOTT appears at Truthdig

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

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ASSUMING BOYCOTT is reviewed in Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Readers of Arabic can find it here.

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