Includes bibliographical references (p. -250) and index.
Introduction -- Nostalgic memory and Palestinian identification. Nostalgia and Trauma -- The Sea: Lovers' Escape and Vicious Dogs -- Mr. Palestine: The Past Between Truth and Lie -- Nostalgia for Jerusalem -- From Nostalgia to Active Memory That Remains -- Memorization, Exile and Nostalgic Identification -- Traveling theory: on the balconies of our houses in exile. Forced Departures and Narrative Imagings -- Ghurba: Beyond Metaphorization of Palestinian Exile -- From Nostalgic to Critical Memory of Loss -- The Everyday of Exile: Murder in the Museum -- Fragmented Imagings: Beyond Geography -- Our Mothers Mourn in Black -- Fragmented Imagings, Fragmented Lives -- The Canary and the Sea: Othering in Exile -- Exilic narrativity: audiovisual storytelling and memory. Exile Beyond Fiction and Documentary Divide -- The Void of Exile: By Way of Showing -- Loss as a Geopolitical Discontinuity: By Way of Telling -- Palestinian Time-Space Beyond Tragedy -- The performance of catastrophe and Palestinian identity. Performative Narrativity: Exposing the Betrayal of Time -- Exile of Body and Mind -- Performing Palestinian and Israeli "We" in the "Aftermath" -- The Everyday: Self, Others, and Exile -- Mankoub: Narrative fragments of an ongoing catastrophe. Ethnography as Narrative -- De-Palestinianized -- The Jewish Train Simply Did Not Skid -- Catastrophic Time: Palestinian Roots Do Not Die -- Palestinian Identity Beyond the Post-Memory of Nakba -- Afterword: telling memories in a time of catastrophe
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