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My voice is my weapon : music, nationalism, and the poetics of Palestinian resistance

Author: David A McDonald
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
David A. McDonald rethinks the conventional history of the Palestinian crisis through an ethnographic analysis of music and musicians, protest songs, and popular culture. Charting a historical narrative that stretches from the late-Ottoman period through the end of the second Palestinian intifada, McDonald examines the shifting politics of music in its capacity to both reflect and shape fundamental aspects of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McDonald, David A., 1976-
My voice is my weapon
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David A McDonald
ISBN: 9780822354680 0822354683 9780822354796 0822354799
OCLC Number: 818953128
Description: xix, 338 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Nationalism, belonging, and the performativity of resistance --
Poets, singers, and songs : voices in the resistance movement (1917-1967) --
Al-Naksa and the emergence of political song (1967-1987) --
The first Intifada and the generation of the Stones (1987-2000) --
Revivals and new arrivals: the al-Aqsa Intifada (2000-2010) --
"My songs can reach the whole nation" : Baladna and protest song in Jordan --
Imprisonment and exile : negotiating power and resistance in Palestinian protest song --
New directions and new modalities : Palestinian hip-hop in Israel --
"Carrying words like weapons" : DAM brings hip-hop to the West Bank.
Responsibility: David A. McDonald.


David A. McDonald presents an ethnographic study of the role of music and musicians in the Palestinian struggle for self-determination.  Read more...


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"David A. McDonald has written a singular, ambitious, and much-needed book that explores a very important dimension of the Palestinian-Israeli question. He provides an invaluable historical overview Read more...

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