Gaza As Metaphor

Gaza As Metaphor
Publisher: Hurst Publishers
Published Date: March 2016
ISBN-13: 978-1849046244

Open-air prison, terror, resistance, occupation, siege, trauma, bare humanity: irrespective of when, where, and to whom the word is uttered, Gaza immediately evokes an abundance of metaphors. Written by journalists, writers, doctors, academics and others, both from within Gaza and outside, this volume uses metaphor to record and historicize Gaza, to contextualize its everyday realities, interrogate its representations and provide an understanding on Gaza’s real and symbolic significance. The essays touch on life and survival, the making of the Gaza strip and its increasing isolation, the discursive and visual tools that have often shackled Gaza behind misunderstandings, and what Gaza contributes to our understanding of exception; inequality; dispossession; bio-politics; necro-power and other terms which we rely on to make sense of our world. Gaza as metaphor demonstrates that Gaza is a real place, an inseparable part of the past, present, and future condition of Palestinians, in particular, and of dispossession, more generally.

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