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Literary Imagination in Israel-Palestine : Orientalism, Poetry, and Biopolitics (Hardcover) (Hella Bloom

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This book presents a cutting-edge critical analysis of the trope of miscegenation and its biopolitical implications in contemporary Palestinian and Israeli literature, poetry, and discourse. The relationship between nationalism and demographics are examined through the narrative and poetic intrigue of intimacy between Arabs and Jews, drawing from a range of theoretical perspectives, including public sphere theory, orientalism, and critical race studies. Revisiting the controversial Brazilian writer Gilberto Freyre, who championed miscegenation in his revisionary history of Brazil, the book deploys a comparative investigation of Palestinian and Israeli writers' preoccupation with the mixed romance. Author Hella Bloom Cohen offers new interpretations of works by Mahmoud Darwish, A.B. Yehoshua, Orly Castel-Bloom, Nathalie Handal, and Rula Jebreal, among others.

Number of Pages: 210
Genre: Political Science, Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Judaism / General, International Relations / General
Series Title: Postcolonialism and Religions
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Author: Hella Bloom Cohen
Language: English
Street Date: November 10, 2015
TCIN: 50461292
UPC: 9781137551368
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-5354
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