Palestine, Israel, and the Politics of Popular Culture / Edition 1

Palestine, Israel, and the Politics of Popular Culture / Edition 1

by Rebecca L. Stein
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0822335166

ISBN-13: 2900822335169

Pub. Date: 07/13/2005

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

This important volume rethinks the conventional parameters of Middle East studies through attention to popular cultural forms, producers, and communities of consumers. The volume has a broad historical scope, ranging from the late Ottoman period to the second Palestinian uprising, with a focus on cultural forms and processes in Israel, Palestine, and the refugee

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This important volume rethinks the conventional parameters of Middle East studies through attention to popular cultural forms, producers, and communities of consumers. The volume has a broad historical scope, ranging from the late Ottoman period to the second Palestinian uprising, with a focus on cultural forms and processes in Israel, Palestine, and the refugee camps of the Arab Middle East. The contributors consider how Palestinian and Israeli popular culture influences and is influenced by political, economic, social, and historical processes in the region. At the same time, they follow the circulation of Palestinian and Israeli cultural commodities and imaginations across borders and checkpoints and within the global marketplace.

The volume is interdisciplinary, including the work of anthropologists, historians, sociologists, political scientists, ethnomusicologists, and Americanist and literary studies scholars. Contributors examine popular music of the Palestinian resistance, ethno-racial “passing” in Israeli cinema, Arab-Jewish rock, Euro-Israeli tourism to the Arab Middle East, Internet communities in the Palestinian diaspora, café culture in early-twentieth-century Jerusalem, and more. Together, they suggest new ways of conceptualizing Palestinian and Israeli political culture.

Contributors. Livia Alexander, Carol Bardenstein, Elliott Colla, Amy Horowitz, Laleh Khalili, Mary Layoun, Mark LeVine, Joseph Massad, Melani McAlister, Ilan Pappé, Rebecca L. Stein, Ted Swedenburg, Salim Tamari

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900822335169
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
07/13/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
424

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments....................vii
Rebecca L. Stein and Ted Swedenburg Introduction: Popular Culture, Transnationality, and Radical History....................1
Salim Tamari Wasif Jawhariyyeh, Popular Music, and Early Modernity in Jerusalem....................27
Mark LeVine The Palestinian Press in Mandatory Jaffa: Advertising, Nationalism, and the Public Sphere....................51
Ilan Pappé Post-Zionism and Its Popular Cultures....................77
Carol Bardenstein Cross/Cast: Passing in Israeli and Palestinian Cinema....................99
Laleh Khalili Virtual Nation: Palestinian Cyberculture in Lebanese Camps....................126
Livia Alexander Is There a Palestinian Cinema? The National and Transnational in Palestinian Film Production....................150
Joseph Massad Liberating Songs: Palestine Put to Music....................175
Amy Horowitz Dueling Nativities: Zehava Ben Sings Umm Kulthum....................202
Ted Swedenburg Against Hybridity: The Case of Enrico Macias/Gaston Ghrenassia....................231
Rebecca L. Stein "First Contact" and Other Israeli Fictions: Tourism, Globalization, and the Middle East Peace Process....................259
Melani McAlister Prophecy, Politics, and the Popular: The Left Behind Series and Christian Evangelicalism's New World Order....................288
Mary Layoun Telling Stories in Palestine: Comix Understanding and Narratives of Palestine-Israel....................313
Elliott Colla Sentimentality and Redemption: The Rhetoric of Egyptian Pop Culture IntifadaSolidarity....................338
Bibliography....................365
Contributors....................397
Index....................401

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