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Speaking the Unspeakable

Speaking the Unspeakable

Sounds of the Middle East Conflict

by Adham Hamed
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Publication Date: 22/06/2016
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Adham Hamed explores how a metaphoric understanding of the Middle East as an open space full of resonating sound bodies can be applied to the Middle East Conflict. Through inquiring into the experienced truths of large-scale political violence, the author suggests that music carries a potential for speaking 'unspeakable' truths. He explores hidden layers by applying the transrational approach to peace studies and proposes a non-territorial understanding of conflict. Hamed argues that security and justice discourses make up the dominant primary themes in this context. The Jerusalem Youth Chorus and the Egyptian band Eskenderella are examined as case studies. This book uncovers where their truths meet within and beyond the restrictions of formalized language. The author concludes that in moments of experienced resonance there is potential for change in the dynamics of rigid conflicts.
ISBN:
9783658142070
9783658142070
Category:
Psychology
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
22-06-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
Springer
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
210x148mm
Weight:
1.71kg

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