Laughter in Occupied Palestine: Comedy and Identity in Art and Film

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Though the current political situation in Palestine is more serious than ever, contemporary Palestinian art and film is becoming, paradoxically, increasingly funny.In Laughter in Occupied Palestine, Chrisoula Lionis analyses both the impetus behind this shift toward laughter and its consequences, arguing that laughter comes as a response to political uncertainty and the decline in nationalist hope. Revealing the crucial role of laughter in responding to the failure of the peace process and ongoing occupation, she unearths ...

Laughter in Occupied Palestine: Comedy and Identity in Art and Film 2016, I.B.Tauris, London

ISBN-13: 9781784532888

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