Trans/Intifada

The Politics and Poetics of Intersectional Resistance


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1. Edition, 2019
329 Pages

ISBN: 978-3-8253-6958-3
Product: Book
Edition: Hardcover
Subject: Anglistik/Amerikanistik
Series: American Studies – A Monograph Series, Volume No.: 300
to be released: 19.03.2019

Keywords: Postkolonialismus, Protest, Imperialismus, Intifada, Kolonialismus, Feminismus, Nakba, Widerstand, U.S.A., afroamerikanische Literatur, palästinensische Literatur, Transnationalismus, Intersektionalität, Naher Osten, Israel, Palästina, Hammad, Suheir, Jordan, June, Black Power, Aktivismus, DAM


This book explores political, cultural, and literary aspects of intersectional and transnational resistance articulated contemporarily and historically by Palestinian and Black American artists and activists. A historical and political survey examines the Nakba as a contemporaneous colonial epoch that is constantly reproduced through a multitude of oppressive policies which place Palestinians within the link between U.S. and Israeli hegemony, whose colonial violence has extended transnationally. Black and Palestinian expressions of mutual solidarity result from the location of their struggles within subaltern spaces.

Drawing on intersectional approaches emanating from Black feminism and post-colonial theory, this study investigates written and spoken poetry, essays, and lyrics as interventions into imperialist and colonialist currents and as demands for revolutions that are conceptualized as an Intifada that transcends the original, Palestinian context.