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Raising Dust: A Cultural History of Dance in Palestine

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Dance in Palestine has a history as complex and contentious as the land itself. Whether dismissed as bacchantic madness by Bible tourists in the 19th Century, revived and glorified by Zionists, Pan-Arabists and Palestinian Nationalists in the 20th Century, or rejected by Islamic Reformists in the 21st Century, dance in Palestine has a rich and elusive story that remains to be told. "Raising Dust" traces one dancer's journey into Palestine's past and present. Through historical archives, the memories of dancers of yesteryear ...

Raising Dust: A Cultural History of Dance in Palestine 2010, I. B. Tauris & Company, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781845119430

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