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  • 1. Introduction: Why Palestine?–Mohammed A. Bamyeh

    2. Palestine Besieged: The Threat of Annihilation–Roane Carey

    3. Beyond Us and Them: Identity and Terror from an Arab American's Perspective–John Michael

    4. Journeys to Jerusalem–Lisa Suhair Majaj

    5. Between Complicity and Subversion: Body Politics in Palestinian National Narrative–Amal Amireh

    6. Prophecy, Politics, and the Popular: The Left Behind Series and Christian Fundamentalism's New World Order–Melani McAlister

    7. The Plight of the Innocents: A Photo-Essay–Thomas W. Lockwood

    8. The Mothers of the Intifada in Liana Badr's The Eye of the Mirror–Brinda J. Mehta

    9. Palestine: Listening to the Inaudible–Mohammed A. Bamyeh

    10. Memory/Imagination/Resistance–Ammiel Alcalay

    11. Techniques of Trouble: Edward Said and the Dialectics of Cultural Philology–Andrew N. Rubin

    12. The Israel Divestment Campaign and the Question of Palestine in America–Saree Makdisi

    13. "The Night Can Sweat with Terror As Before": Afterthoughts–Kenneth Surin

    14. Notes on Contributors

  • Runner-up, CELJ 2003 Best Special Issue


  • Runner-up, CELJ 2003 Best Special Issue

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  • Description

    In the many decades of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the full complexity of that strife has seldom been heard. This special issue of SAQ seeks to intervene by offering a critique of the Palestinian experience. Mapping the complicated relationship among Palestine, the United States, and Israel, this issue includes critical essays on the politics, culture, literature, and history of the Palestinian people.

    Bringing together a diverse group of contributors ranging from Roane Carey of the Nation to scholars in Arab, Jewish, and comparative literary studies, this special issue considers Palestinian gender and identity and their relationship to the conflict with Israel as represented in film, literature, and photography. Essays explore the failed peace process, misrepresentations of the Oslo meetings, the devastating effect of continued Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, and the growing controversy over the call for U.S. military divestment from Israel.

    Contributors. Ammiel Alcalay, Amal Amireh, Mohammed Bamyeh, Roane Carey, Thomas W. Lockwood, Lisa Suhair Majaj, Saree Makdisi, Melani McAlister, Brinda J. Mehta, John Michael, Andrew N. Rubin, Kenneth Surin

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