For decades individuals and families in Palestine have been confronted with an occupation that deprived them of their basic humanitarian rights. In spite of the stagnation in most areas to change these political and military conditions, Palestinian society has begun to develop alternative means of counter-culture. The present project focuses on the role of humor in art within the discourse of resistance that has proliferated in Palestine. It explores through an anthropological lens, the social-political and cultural dynamics behind these forms of resistance in Palestine, and their underlying motives, by analyzing selected key examples of humorous art.
FWF (P 32362-G) - Stand-Alone project