Arab Studies Institute
Washington DC - Beirut
"What Then?" Palestinian Hip Hop, the Youth Movement, and the Decolonial Present
By Sunaina Maira
11/19/2013 10:00 am
Location: George Mason University, Johnson Center, Room A.
On November 19, 2013 the Arab Studies Institute (ASI), in collaboration with Middle East Studies Program at George Mason University will host Suniana Maira, to discuss "What Then?" Palestinian Hip Hop, the Youth Movement, and the Decolonial Present.This talk will be held in George Mason University, Johnson Center, Room A at 3PM. This talk draws on the research for her new book, " Jil Oslo: Palestinian Hip Hop, Youth Culture, and the Youth Movement." Based on ethnographic research in Palestine, primarily during the Arab revolutions, the book explores the intersections between new youth cultures and protest politics among Palestinians youth in the West Bank and Israel. It focuses on Palestinian hip hop and the youth movement that emerged in 2011 as two overlapping sites where new cultural and political imaginaries are being produced in the Oslo generation. Challenging the boundaries of the Oslo framework of national politics and cultural expression, these young artists and activists are rethinking and reviving the possibility of a decolonial present.