Ruins, Resistance, and Pluritemporality in Palestine-Israel

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

In Palestine-Israel, cultural resistance has provided a mechanism of protest and remembrance through restoration, music, dance and street theatre. Working on two levels, cultural resistance symbolically ‘restores life’ to the formerly inhabited spaces by bringing artists, activists, and former residents to the sites. In a tangible sense, the restoration of heritage sites across the West Bank and Gaza by organisations such as RIWAQ, locates restoration in the realm of political archaeology, as the ruins become sites of contestation, as well as noueds de mémoire. This chapter will consider the role of performance as a mechanism of resistance in the depopulated West Bank towns of Kufr Bir’im and Iqrit, as well as the ways that restoration presents a point of memorialisation, reflection, and communal commemoration. In doing so, it will revisit Halbwachs’ idea that history is a ‘dead memory’, by positing that the ‘organic’ relation is sustained through the presence of subsequent generations who keep history alive through formal and informal commemorations and celebrations. Lastly, the sites will be explored as clusters of political and cultural activism through the use of theatre and technology that draws on the past and present as an active form of resistance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTime and Temporality in Transitional and Post-Conflict Societies
EditorsNatascha Mueller-Hirth, Sandra Rios Oyola
PublisherRoutledge
ISBN (Print)9781138631366
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameRoutledge Advances in Sociology
PublisherRoutledge

Fingerprint

Ruin
Palestine
Israel
Restoration
History
West Bank
Commemoration
Artist
Music Theatre
Dance Theatre
Halbwachs
Activism
Remembrance
Kufr
Contestation
Activists
Political Archaeology
Heritage Sites
Memorialization
Residents

Keywords

  • Palestine-Israel
  • conflict
  • sociology

Cite this

Gandolfo, L. (2018). Ruins, Resistance, and Pluritemporality in Palestine-Israel. In N. Mueller-Hirth, & S. Rios Oyola (Eds.), Time and Temporality in Transitional and Post-Conflict Societies [10] (Routledge Advances in Sociology). Routledge.

Ruins, Resistance, and Pluritemporality in Palestine-Israel. / Gandolfo, Luisa.

Time and Temporality in Transitional and Post-Conflict Societies. ed. / Natascha Mueller-Hirth; Sandra Rios Oyola. Routledge, 2018. 10 (Routledge Advances in Sociology).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Gandolfo, L 2018, Ruins, Resistance, and Pluritemporality in Palestine-Israel. in N Mueller-Hirth & S Rios Oyola (eds), Time and Temporality in Transitional and Post-Conflict Societies., 10, Routledge Advances in Sociology, Routledge.
Gandolfo L. Ruins, Resistance, and Pluritemporality in Palestine-Israel. In Mueller-Hirth N, Rios Oyola S, editors, Time and Temporality in Transitional and Post-Conflict Societies. Routledge. 2018. 10. (Routledge Advances in Sociology).
Gandolfo, Luisa. / Ruins, Resistance, and Pluritemporality in Palestine-Israel. Time and Temporality in Transitional and Post-Conflict Societies. editor / Natascha Mueller-Hirth ; Sandra Rios Oyola. Routledge, 2018. (Routledge Advances in Sociology).
@inbook{c5270552020a4c21acf85cc093ecb1b5,
title = "Ruins, Resistance, and Pluritemporality in Palestine-Israel",
abstract = "In Palestine-Israel, cultural resistance has provided a mechanism of protest and remembrance through restoration, music, dance and street theatre. Working on two levels, cultural resistance symbolically ‘restores life’ to the formerly inhabited spaces by bringing artists, activists, and former residents to the sites. In a tangible sense, the restoration of heritage sites across the West Bank and Gaza by organisations such as RIWAQ, locates restoration in the realm of political archaeology, as the ruins become sites of contestation, as well as noueds de m{\'e}moire. This chapter will consider the role of performance as a mechanism of resistance in the depopulated West Bank towns of Kufr Bir’im and Iqrit, as well as the ways that restoration presents a point of memorialisation, reflection, and communal commemoration. In doing so, it will revisit Halbwachs’ idea that history is a ‘dead memory’, by positing that the ‘organic’ relation is sustained through the presence of subsequent generations who keep history alive through formal and informal commemorations and celebrations. Lastly, the sites will be explored as clusters of political and cultural activism through the use of theatre and technology that draws on the past and present as an active form of resistance.",
keywords = "Palestine-Israel, conflict, sociology",
author = "Luisa Gandolfo",
year = "2018",
language = "English",
isbn = "9781138631366",
series = "Routledge Advances in Sociology",
publisher = "Routledge",
editor = "Natascha Mueller-Hirth and {Rios Oyola}, Sandra",
booktitle = "Time and Temporality in Transitional and Post-Conflict Societies",

}

TY - CHAP

T1 - Ruins, Resistance, and Pluritemporality in Palestine-Israel

AU - Gandolfo, Luisa

PY - 2018

Y1 - 2018

N2 - In Palestine-Israel, cultural resistance has provided a mechanism of protest and remembrance through restoration, music, dance and street theatre. Working on two levels, cultural resistance symbolically ‘restores life’ to the formerly inhabited spaces by bringing artists, activists, and former residents to the sites. In a tangible sense, the restoration of heritage sites across the West Bank and Gaza by organisations such as RIWAQ, locates restoration in the realm of political archaeology, as the ruins become sites of contestation, as well as noueds de mémoire. This chapter will consider the role of performance as a mechanism of resistance in the depopulated West Bank towns of Kufr Bir’im and Iqrit, as well as the ways that restoration presents a point of memorialisation, reflection, and communal commemoration. In doing so, it will revisit Halbwachs’ idea that history is a ‘dead memory’, by positing that the ‘organic’ relation is sustained through the presence of subsequent generations who keep history alive through formal and informal commemorations and celebrations. Lastly, the sites will be explored as clusters of political and cultural activism through the use of theatre and technology that draws on the past and present as an active form of resistance.

AB - In Palestine-Israel, cultural resistance has provided a mechanism of protest and remembrance through restoration, music, dance and street theatre. Working on two levels, cultural resistance symbolically ‘restores life’ to the formerly inhabited spaces by bringing artists, activists, and former residents to the sites. In a tangible sense, the restoration of heritage sites across the West Bank and Gaza by organisations such as RIWAQ, locates restoration in the realm of political archaeology, as the ruins become sites of contestation, as well as noueds de mémoire. This chapter will consider the role of performance as a mechanism of resistance in the depopulated West Bank towns of Kufr Bir’im and Iqrit, as well as the ways that restoration presents a point of memorialisation, reflection, and communal commemoration. In doing so, it will revisit Halbwachs’ idea that history is a ‘dead memory’, by positing that the ‘organic’ relation is sustained through the presence of subsequent generations who keep history alive through formal and informal commemorations and celebrations. Lastly, the sites will be explored as clusters of political and cultural activism through the use of theatre and technology that draws on the past and present as an active form of resistance.

KW - Palestine-Israel

KW - conflict

KW - sociology

UR - https://www.routledge.com/Time-and-Temporality-in-Transitional-and-Post-Conflict-Societies/Mueller-Hirth-Rios-Oyola/p/book/9781138631366

M3 - Chapter

SN - 9781138631366

T3 - Routledge Advances in Sociology

BT - Time and Temporality in Transitional and Post-Conflict Societies

A2 - Mueller-Hirth, Natascha

A2 - Rios Oyola, Sandra

PB - Routledge

ER -