Visualizing the Palestinian Struggle

This book offers a much-needed focus on Palestine solidarity films, supplying a critical theoretical framework whose intellectual thrust is rooted in the challenges facing scholars censored for attempting to rectify and reverse the ...

Author: Terri Ginsberg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319397771

Category: Performing Arts

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This book offers a much-needed focus on Palestine solidarity films, supplying a critical theoretical framework whose intellectual thrust is rooted in the challenges facing scholars censored for attempting to rectify and reverse the silencing of a subject matter about which much of the world would remain uninformed without cinematic and televisual mediation. Its innovative focus on Palestine solidarity films spans a selected array of works which began to emerge during the 1970s, made by directors located outside Palestine/Israel who professed support for Palestinian liberation. Visualizing the Palestinian Struggle analyzes Palestine solidarity films hailing from countries such as Canada, the United Kingdom, Egypt, Iran, Palestine/Israel, Mexico, and the United States. Visualizing the Palestinian Struggle is an effort to insist, constructively, upon a rectification and reversal of the glaring and disproportionate minimization and distortion of discourse critical of Zionism and Israeli policy in the cinematic and televisual public sphere.

Visualizing Jewish Narrative

“Narratives in Pencil: Using Graphic Novels to Teach Israeli-Palestinian Relations. ... Palestinian Liberation Struggle,” in Dreams of a Nation, ed.

Author: Derek Parker Royal

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474248808

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Examining a wide range of comics and graphic novels – including works by creators such as Will Eisner, Leela Corman, Neil Gaiman, Art Spiegelman, Sarah Glidden and Joe Sacco – this book explores how comics writers and artists have tackled major issues of Jewish identity and culture. With chapters written by leading and emerging scholars in contemporary comic book studies, Visualizing Jewish Narrative highlights the ways in which Jewish comics have handled such topics as: ·Biography, autobiography, and Jewish identity ·Gender and sexuality ·Genre – from superheroes to comedy ·The Holocaust ·The Israel-Palestine conflict ·Sources in the Hebrew Bible and Jewish myth Visualizing Jewish Narrative also includes a foreword by Danny Fingeroth, former editor of the Spider-Man line and author of Superman on the Couch and Disguised as Clark Kent..

We Will Not Be Silenced

is Visualizing the Palestinian Struggle: Towards a Critical Analytic of Palestine Solidarity Film (2016). She is a member of the Organizing Collective of ...

Author: William I. Robinson

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 9781849352772

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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First-hand testimonials by scholars in the US who have been targeted by the Israel lobby over the content of their teaching, scholarship, activism, and/or activities as public intellectuals. An important contribution to the current debate on and off campuses about academic freedom and free speech, as well as to the growing prominence of the Israel-Palestine conflict in public discourse.

The Oxford Handbook of Communist Visual Cultures

Elizabeth Suzanne Kassab, Contemporary Arab Thought Cultural Critique in Comparative ... See Terri Ginsberg, Visualizing the Palestinian Struggle: Towards a ...

Author: Aga Skrodzka

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190885540

Category: Performing Arts

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Stereotypes often cast communism as a defunct, bankrupt ideology and a relic of the distant past. However, recent political movements like Europe's anti-austerity protests, the Arab Spring, and Occupy Wall Street suggest that communism is still very much relevant and may even hold the key to a new, idealized future. In The Oxford Handbook of Communist Visual Cultures, contributors trace the legacies of communist ideology in visual culture, from buildings and monuments, murals and sculpture, to recycling campaigns and wall newspapers, all of which work to make communism's ideas and values material. Contributors work to resist the widespread demonization of communism, demystifying its ideals and suggesting that it has visually shaped the modern world in undeniable and complex ways. Together, contributors answer curcial questions like: What can be salvaged and reused from past communist experiments? How has communism impacted the cultures of late capitalism? And how have histories of communism left behind visual traces of potential utopias? An interdisciplinary look at the cultural currency of communism today, The Oxford Handbook of Communist Visual Cultures demonstrates the value of revisiting the practices of the past to form a better vision of the future.

Journal of Palestine Studies

... to visualize how the city can be redivided again , or whether this is desirable at
all in the currently existing situation . Israeli policy aimed right from the start of the
occupation of the Arab inhabited parts of Jerusalem in June 1967 to carry out
physical ... REVISIONIST ECONOMICS Although for most people the current
struggle over Jerusalem appears as a straightforward contest between Israel and
the ...

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Cinema of the Arab World

Visualizing the Palestinian Struggle: Towards a Critical Analytic of Palestine Solidary Film. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Author: Terri Ginsberg

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030300814

Category: Performing Arts

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This volume engages new films and modes of scholarly research in Arab cinema, and older, often neglected films and critical topics, while theorizing their structural relationship to contemporary developments in the Arab world. The volume considers the relationship of Arab cinema to transnational film production, distribution, and exhibition, in turn recontextualizing the works of acknowledged as well as new directorial figures, and country-specific phenomena. New documentary and experimental practices are referenced and critiqued, while commercial cinema is covered both as an industrial product and as one of several instances of contestation. The volume thus showcases the breadth and depth of Arab film culture and its multilayered connections to local conditions, regional affiliations, and the tendencies and aesthetics of global cinema.

Hydrofictions

Monterescu, Daniel, 'The Palestinian Trail of Fish: Artist's Graffiti Dives into Heart of Refugee Struggle', Haaretz, 30 November 2017 ...

Author: Boast Hannah Boast

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474443838

Category: Arabic literature

Page: 248

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Water is a major global issue that will shape our future. Rarely, however, has water been the subject of literary critical attention. This book identifies water as a crucial new topic of literary and cultural analysis at a critical moment for the world's water resources, focusing on the urgent context of Israel/Palestine. It argues for the necessity of recognising water's vital importance in understanding contemporary Israeli and Palestinian literature, showing that water is as culturally significant as that much more obvious object of nationalist attention, the land. In doing so, it offers new insights into Israeli and Palestinian literature and politics, and into the role of culture in an age of environmental crisis. Hydrofictions shows that how we imagine water is inseparable from how we manage it. This book is urgent and necessary reading for students and scholars in Middle East Studies, postcolonial ecocriticism, the environmental humanities and anyone invested in the future of the world's water.

Thinking Through Digital Media

Resembling Robert Stam's “media jujitsu,” Visualizing Palestine attempts to control the narrative on the Palestinian struggles in the wake of Israeli ...

Author: D. Hudson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137433633

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Thinking through Digital Media: Transnational Environments and Locative Places speculates on animation, documentary, experimental, interactive, and narrative media that probe human-machine performances, virtual migrations, global warming, structural inequality, and critical cartographies across Brazil, Canada, China, India, USA, and elsewhere.

Christian Attitudes Towards the State of Israel

Every graduate of every Western university of serious standing could quickly visualize the Palestinian war against Zionism as part of the struggle against ...

Author: Paul Charles Merkley

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773521887

Category: History

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During the 1947 United Nations debate on the future of Palestine, world opinion was powerfully affected by news of the Holocaust and the plight of Jewish refugees, creating a momentary humanitarian advantage that helped mobilize support for the creation of the state of Israel. However, almost as soon as it became clear that the Jews had won their war for independence, anti-Zionists within Christianity reasserted themselves. A pro-Arab bloc of Western missionaries at the World Council of Churches echoed the anti-Zionism that has always characterized those churches which today constitute the Middle East Council of Churches, while the Roman Catholic Church, never friendly to Zionism, advocated the "internationalization" of Jerusalem to diminish the Jewish presence in the heart of the Holy Land. Mainstream Protestantism championed "Palestinian nationalism," and still does not hesitate to portray Israel as an "oppressor," but most evangelical Christians see Israel's restoration as a part of God's plan. In Christian Attitudes towards the State of Israel Paul Merkley demonstrates that polarized opinion continues to affect how Israel is perceived today.

The Horrors of Trauma in Cinema

Violence Void Visualization Michael Elm, Kobi Kabalek, Julia B. Köhne ... 194 History beyond Trauma: Re-Visualizing the Palestinian Ruin in PARATROOPERS ...

Author: Michael Elm

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443868518

Category: History

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This volume explores the multifaceted depiction and staging of historical and social traumata as the result of extreme violence within national contexts. It focuses on Israeli-Palestinian, German and (US) American film, and reaches out to cinematic traditions from other countries like France, Great Britain and the former USSR. International and interdisciplinary scholars analyze both mainstream and avant-garde movies and documentaries premiering from the 1960s to the present. From transnational and cross-genre perspectives, they query the modes of representation – regarding narration, dramaturgy, aesthetics, mise-en-scène, iconology, lighting, cinematography, editing and sound – held by film as a medium to visualize shattering experiences of violence and their traumatic encoding in individuals, collectives, bodies and psyches. This anthology uniquely traces horror aesthetics and trajectories as a way to reenact, echo and question the perpetual loops of trauma in film cultures. The contributors examine the discursive transfer between historical traumata necessarily transmitted in a medialized and conceptualized form, the changing landscape of (clinical) trauma theory, the filmic depiction and language of trauma, and the official memory politics and hegemonic national-identity constructions.

The Israel Palestine Conflict

Historians and political scientists have offered different suggestions for visualizing this conflict. A common approach among historians would be linear, ...

Author: Neil Caplan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444357868

Category: History

Page: 336

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The Israel-Palestine Conflict: Contested Histories provides non-specialist readers with an introduction and historical overview of the issues that have characterized and defined 130 years of the still unresolved Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Provides a fresh attempt to break away from polemical approaches that have undermined academic discussion and political debates Focuses on a series of core arguments that the author considers essentially unwinnable Introduces readers to the major historiographical debates sparked by the dispute Encourages readers to consider more useful ways of explaining and understanding the conflict, and to go beyond trying to prove who is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ "This volume suggests a fresh and original interpretation to the history of the Arab Israeli conflict. Caplan juggles skillfully and even-handedly between the two narratives, reflecting the parties’ own views without embracing the cause of any party." –Joseph Nevo, University of Haifa "An impressive and very valuable work. One could not ask for a better short history of the conflict. Caplan offers readers a study that is extremely well-informed, resolutely fair-minded, and filled with thoughtful insights." –Mark Tessler, University of Michigan

Al Majdal

seems fragmented and unable to visualize what and who is incorporated in the
struggle . The Palestine Liberation Organization , when still in the Diaspora
provided a framework through which the majority of Palestinians could express
their ...

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Crisis and Conflict in Agriculture

Visualizing Palestine (2013) Uprooted: olive harvest. ... R. and Gough, A. (2013) Control Food, Control People: The Struggle for Food Security in Gaza.

Author: Rami Zurayk

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781786393647

Category: Technology & Engineering

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This volume sets out to explore the dialectic relating agriculture, crisis and conflict, and attempts to expand the knowledge on these interactions. Part 1 of the volume (chapters 1-6) discusses thematic issues and methodological approaches to understanding the intersection of agriculture, crisis and conflict. Part 2 (chapters 7-20) provides case studies that take a detailed approach to understanding agricultural contexts facing crisis and conflict, or the role played by agriculture within crisis and conflict. Studies are selected from areas that might be expected to feature in such a volume (the Middle East and North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and Latin America) as well as less obvious regions where conflict within agriculture refers not to widespread violence or wars but rather latent or simmering crisis (Central Asia and Europe). Crises stemming from politically-driven violence, natural disasters and climate change are covered, as well as competition over resources.

Social Justice and Israel Palestine

Nakba Palestine, 1948, and the Claims of Memory. ... Retrieved December 21, 2017, from https://visualizingpalestine .org/visuals/segregated-roads-west-bank ...

Author: Aaron J. Hahn Tapper

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487588069

Category: History

Page: 296

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This book critically assesses a series of complex and topical debates helping readers make sense of some of the most foundational and contemporary ideas around the politics of the Israeli-Palestinian relationship.

Visualizing and Exhibiting Jewish Space and History

... or the weak and the strong are both worn down by the struggle. ... When the music stops, the video shows documentary shots of Palestinian men filmed at ...

Author: Richard I. Cohen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199934256

Category: History

Page: 416

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Continuing its distinguished tradition of focusing on central political, sociological, and cultural issues of Jewish life in the last century, Volume XXVI of the annual Studies in Contemporary Jewry examines the visual revolution that has overtaken Jewish cultural life in the twentieth century onwards, with special attention given to the evolution of Jewish museums. Bringing together leading curators and scholars, Visualizing and Exhibiting Jewish Space and History treats various forms of Jewish representation in museums in Europe and the United States before the Second World War and inquires into the nature and proliferation of Jewish museums following the Holocaust and the fall of Communism in Western and Eastern Europe. In addition, a pair of essays dedicated to six exhibitions that took place in Israel in 2008 to mark six decades of Israeli art raises significant issues on the relationship between art and gender, and art and politics. An introductory essay highlights the dramatic transformation in the appreciation of the visual in Jewish culture. The scope of the symposium offers one of the first scholarly attempts to treat this theme in several countries. Also featured in this volume are a provocative essay on the nature of antisemitism in twentieth-century English society; review essays on Jewish fundamentalism and recent works on the subject of the Holocaust in occupied Soviet territories; and reviews of new titles in Jewish Studies..

Visual Occupations

... Palestinian struggle and restricts the Palestinian people's visibility so ... One could say that it is easier to visualize a military occupation such as ...

Author: Gil Z. Hochberg

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822375517

Category: Performing Arts

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In Visual Occupations Gil Z. Hochberg shows how the Israeli Occupation of Palestine is driven by the unequal access to visual rights, or the right to control what can be seen, how, and from which position. Israel maintains this unequal balance by erasing the history and denying the existence of Palestinians, and by carefully concealing its own militarization. Israeli surveillance of Palestinians, combined with the militarized gaze of Israeli soldiers at places like roadside checkpoints, also serve as tools of dominance. Hochberg analyzes various works by Palestinian and Israeli artists, among them Elia Suleiman, Rula Halawani, Sharif Waked, Ari Folman, and Larry Abramson, whose films, art, and photography challenge the inequity of visual rights by altering, queering, and manipulating dominant modes of representing the conflict. These artists' creation of new ways of seeing—such as the refusal of Palestinian filmmakers and photographers to show Palestinian suffering or the Israeli artists' exposure of state manipulated Israeli blindness —offers a crucial gateway, Hochberg suggests, for overcoming and undoing Israel's militarized dominance and political oppression of Palestinians.

Nostalgia in Anglophone Arab Literature

... the Palestinian struggle, as a 'national duty'as Rashid puts it (120). ... and to positively visualize the future' (Moore, 'A Conversation' 329).

Author: Tasnim Qutait

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780755617609

Category: Political Science

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This book offers an in-depth engagement with the growing body of Anglophone Arab fiction in the context of theoretical debates around memory and identity. Against the critical tendency to dismiss nostalgia as a sentimental trope of immigrant narratives, Qutait sheds light on the creative uses to which it is put in the works of Rabih Alameddine, Ahdaf Soueif, Hisham Matar, Leila Aboulela, Randa Jarrar, Rawi Hage, and others. Arguing for the necessity of theorising cultural memory beyond Eurocentric frameworks, the book demonstrates how Arab novelists writing in English draw on nostalgia as a touchstone of Arabic literary tradition from pre-Islamic poetry to the present. Qutait situates Anglophone Arab fiction within contentious debates about the place of the past in the Arab world, tracing how writers have deployed nostalgia as an aesthetic strategy to deal with subject matter ranging from the Islamic golden age, the era of anti-colonial struggle, the failures of the postcolonial state and of pan-Arabism, and the perennial issue of the diaspora's relationship to the homeland. Making a contribution to the transnational turn in memory studies while focusing on a region underrepresented in this field, this book will be of interest for researchers interested in cultural memory, postcolonial studies and the literatures of the Middle East.

Surviving Images

... regarding the occluded place of women within the anticolonial struggle, ... I argue that between the stark distinctions in visualizing Palestinian and ...

Author: Kamran Rastegar

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199390182

Category: Performing Arts

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Surviving Images explores the prominent role of cinema in the development of cultural memory around war and conflict in colonial and postcolonial contexts. It does so through a study of three historical eras: the colonial period, the national-independence struggle, and the postcolonial. Beginning with a study of British colonial cinema on the Sudan, then exploring anti-colonial cinema in Algeria, Egypt and Tunisia, followed by case studies of films emerging from postcolonial contexts in Palestine, Iran, Lebanon, and Israel, this work aims to fill a gap in the critical literature on both Middle Eastern cinemas, and to contribute more broadly to scholarship on social trauma and cultural memory in colonial and postcolonial contexts. This work treats the concept of trauma critically, however, and posits that social trauma must be understood as a framework for producing social and political meaning out of these historical events. Social trauma thus sets out a productive process of historical interpretation, and cultural texts such as cinematic works both illuminate and contribute to this process. Through these discussions, Surviving Images illustrates cinema's productive role in contributing to the changing dynamics of cultural memory of war and social conflict in the modern world.

The Plo

The gaining of a part of the Palestinian homeland was visualized and could ... The Marxist groups, for whom the struggle to establish a Palestinian state ...

Author: Jillian Becker

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781496901514

Category: History

Page: 390

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The Palestine Liberation Organization was created by the Arab states as a weapon against Israel, but most of its victims have been Arabs. In Jordan it established itself as a rival power to the state and was forcibly expelled. Its building up of an army in Lebanon led to civil war and Israeli military intervention until it was again expelled in June 1982. In 1982 and 1983, the author took herself into the midst of war to write this book, journeying for many days on roads known to be mined and ambushed, spent nights in rooms with glassless windows while shells exploded on all sides, and explored the ruins of PLO strongholds in the wake of bombardments, in order to find documents, testimony, and clues of all kinds to the history of the organization. She interviewed members of the many different sides involved in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The result is a powerful book which explains the structure, aims, tactics and role in middle eastern and world politics of the PLO.

Translations on Near East and North Africa

... to what struggle , each within his means . had become an end less war in
Lebanon ? This worked out well for the first few How do you visualize Lebanon in
weeks , but it degenerated later . 1980 ? An Iraqi or any other Arab initiative in
Briefly ...

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