When Art Is the Weapon: Culture and Resistance Confronting Violence in the Post-Uprisings Arab World
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This article examines the explosion of artistic production in the Arab world during the so-called Arab Spring. Focusing on music, poetry, theatre, and graffiti and related visual arts, I explore how these do-it-yourself scenes represent, at least potentially, a return of the aura to the production of culture at the edge of social and political transformation. At the same time, the struggle to retain a revolutionary grounding in the wake of successful counter-revolutionary moves highlights the essentially religious grounding of committed art at the intersection of intense creativity and conflict across the Arab world.
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Publication status||Published - 2015|