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Title: Greg Burris. The Palestinian idea : film, media, and the radical imagination [book review]
Authors: El-Sherif, Lucy
Keywords: Books -- Reviews
Motion pictures -- Palestine
Imagination in motion pictures -- Palestine
Issue Date: 2019-12
Publisher: University of Malta. Faculty of Education
Citation: El-Sherif, L. (2019). Greg Burris. The Palestinian idea : film, media, and the radical imagination [book review]. Postcolonial Directions in Education, 8(2), 256-266.
Abstract: Book reviewed: Greg Burris. The Palestinian idea: Film, media, and the radical imagination. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, ISBN: 978-1439916742, 2019, 298 pages. -- This book explores the intersection of resistance, coloniality, and imagination in Palestine. Examining cinema as a site that articulates the cracks, fissures, and crevices of settler colonialism and its claim to universality, Burris’ rich cinematic analysis investigates dominant and marginalized frames of reference. The purpose of the book is to explore alternative possibilities and readings of the Palestinian present that do not presume that the Zionist project has been completed, and how a decolonial Palestine already exists in the here and now, expressing a utopic dimension. In particular, Burris analyzes Palestinian imagination as portrayed in film based on an equity consciousness rather than as a response to oppression.
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