We Are Iraqis: Aesthetics and Politics in a Time of War

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  • ISBN-13: 9780815633013
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • Publication date: 12/15/2012
  • Pages: 266
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Acknowledgments xi

Contributors xiii

Introduction: Writing Trauma, Memory, and Materiality Nadje Al-Ali Deborah Al-Najjar xxv

1 What Every Driver Must Know Alise Alousi 1

2 Bifurcations of Iraq's Visual Culture Nada Shabout 5

3 A Barbarian in Rome: Excerpts from a Diary Sinan Antoon 24

4 Putting Contemporary Iraqi Art on the Map: A Conversation with Maysaloun Faraj Nadje Al-Ali 35

5 The Assassination of Iraqi Academic Life: A Personal Testimony Saad N. Jawad 48

6 My Own Private Munich Dahlia Petrus 60

7 Hassan Abdulrazzak: A Selection Hassan Abdulrazzak 79

8 Retraining Sunni and Shi'i Discussions Yara Badday 83

9 Invisible Mirror: Aggression and the Thumb-Generation Response Wafaa Bilal 93

10 Iraq: A Long Phantasmagorical Dream for Those Who Are Not Part of the New Capitalism or Retired Communism Ali Bader 103

11 Migratory Sacred Spaces: (Re)creating 'Ashura Dena Al-Adeeb 127

12 (Dis)connectioned Celia Shallal 144

13 Sophisticated Ways: Destruction of an Ancient City Nadje Al-Ali 151

14 My Trips to the Unknown Maki Al Nazzal 161

15 A Tale of Two Exiles Sama Alshaibi 171

16 1001 Nights Jananne Al-Ani 182

17 Arab-Jews, Diasporas, and Multicultural Feminism: A Conversation with Ella Habiba Shohat Evelyn Azeeza Alsultany 185

18 A Film-Training Project for Young Iraqis Maysoon Pachachi 205

19 Lyrical Resistance: The Example of Saadi Youssef Ferial J. Ghazoul 216

20 Larsa Dunya Mikhail 231

21 Ur's Echo: Cosmopolitans and Radical Loss Rashad Salim 235

22 Identity of the Numbers Irada Al-Jabbouri 250

Bibliography 257

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