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When Art Is the Weapon: Culture and Resistance Confronting Violence in the Post-Uprisings Arab World

Levine, Mark LU (2015) In Religions 6(4). p.1277-1313
Abstract
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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Arab Spring, revolutionary art, Tahrir Square
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Religions
volume
6
issue
4
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1277 - 1313
publisher
MDPI AG
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  • wos:000367603800009
  • scopus:84946910412
ISSN
2077-1444
DOI
10.3390/rel6041277
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English
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  abstract     = {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.},
  author       = {Levine, Mark},
  issn         = {2077-1444},
  keyword      = {Arab Spring,revolutionary art,Tahrir Square},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {1277--1313},
  publisher    = {MDPI AG},
  series       = {Religions},
  title        = {When Art Is the Weapon: Culture and Resistance Confronting Violence in the Post-Uprisings Arab World},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rel6041277},
  volume       = {6},
  year         = {2015},
}