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AuthorShohat, Ella, 1959-
TitleIsraeli cinema : East/West and the politics of representation / Ella Shohat
ImprintLondon ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2010
New York : Distributed in the U.S. and Canada exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan
EditionNew edition
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PN1993.5.I86 S56 2010Available
Table of Contents
Chapter 1Beginnings in the Yishuv: Promised Land and Civilizing Mission13
 "Making the Desert Bloom:" The Production of Emptiness25
 Imaging Palestine: Pioneer Sabras and Exotic Arabs34
 The War of Languages48
Chapter 2Post-1948: The Heroic-Nationalist Genre53
 State of Siege and Didactic Allegories54
 The Orient and the Promethean Narrative70
 Spectacle of War in the Wake of 196794
Chapter 3The Representation of Sephardim/Mizrahim105
 Orientalism and its Discontents109
 The Bourekas and the Carnivalesque113
 Narrating Nation and Modernization126
 Rescue Fantasies and the Libidinal South140
 Arab-Jews, Dislocation and Nostalgia150
 The Imaginary of Inside/Outside157
Chapter 4Personal Cinema and the Politics of Allegory163
 The Context of Production164
 Reflexivity, Parody and the Zionist Epic168
 Personal Cinema and the Diverse New Waves179
 The Seeds of Disillusionment184
 The Foregrounding of Marginality189
 The Hidden Face of Militarism196
 The Signification of Style201
 Marginality Revisited205
Chapter 5The Return of the Repressed: The Palestinian Wave in Recent Israeli Cinema215
 The Focalization of Politics217
 The Politics of Focalization229
 Writing Between "the National" and "the Colonial"250
 The Politics of Representation Revisited256
 Addressing the Intertext264
 Palestinians-in-Israel: Cinematic Citizenship in the Liminal Zone270
 Independence, Nakba and the Visual Archive278
 Iconographies of Spatial Anxiety287
 The Arab-Jew and the Inscription of Memory296
 The Mizrahi Cinema of Displacement303
 Revisionist Cultural Practice312
 Translation, Reception, and Traveling Postcolonialism319
 Selected Bibliography349
 Name Index355
 General Index369
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Bibliog.Includes bibliographical references (p. [349]-354) and indexes
OCLC #432408235Find in WorldCat
Phys. Descriptionviii, 377 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
SERIESLibrary of modern Middle East studies ; 78
Library of modern Middle East studies ; 78
ISBN9781845113124 (hbk.)
1845113128 (hbk.)
9781845113131 (pbk.)
1845113136 (pbk.)
9781848852433 (series)
1848852436 (series)
SubjectsMotion pictures -- Israel -- History
Motion pictures -- Political aspects -- Israel
Popular culture -- Israel
Politics in motion pictures
Alt titleEast/West and the politics of representation
East - West and the politics of representation
When the Hebrew edition of this groundbreaking book came out, it provoked a stormy public debate. This is a new edition of "Israeli Cinema" with a substantial new postscript that reflects on the book's initial reception and points to exciting new trends in the cinematic representation of Israel and Palestine. Ella Shohat explores the cinema as a productive site of national culture, dating(More)
About The Author
Ella Shohat
Ella Shohat is Professor of Cultural Studies at New York University. Her books include Taboo Memories, Diasporic Voices, Talking Visions, and with Robert Stam Unthinking Eurocentrism and Flagging Patriotism: Crises of Narcissism and Anti-Americanism.
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