Sumud: The Palestinian Art of Existence

World Policy Journal 31.3 (2014): 99-106.

8 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2015 Last revised: 5 Dec 2015

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Rebecca Gould

Professor, Islamic World & Comparative Literature, College of Arts & Law, University of Birmingham; Harvard University - Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

Date Written: March 12, 2015

Abstract

This article examines the everyday impact of the West Bank wall by considering how Palestinians have used it as the medium for an art that enhances and enriches their strategies of resistance. As I explore the art inscribed on the wall, I parse the many meanings generated by the graffiti of this occupation.

Keywords: resistance, Palestine, walls, borders, checkpoints, art, politics

Suggested Citation

Gould, Rebecca Ruth, Sumud: The Palestinian Art of Existence (March 12, 2015). World Policy Journal 31.3 (2014): 99-106.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2577227

Rebecca Ruth Gould (Contact Author)

Professor, Islamic World & Comparative Literature, College of Arts & Law, University of Birmingham ( email )

College of Arts and Law
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HOME PAGE: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/rebeccagould

Harvard University - Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies ( email )

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