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Explosive: Scenes from Israel's gay occupation

dc.contributor.author Stein, RL
dc.date.accessioned 2013-04-22T18:34:53Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11-24
dc.identifier.issn 1064-2684
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/6686
dc.description.abstract This essay examines two works by the Israeli director Eytan Fox-Florentin, a television serial, and The Bubble, a feature film-and the highly divergent ways they negotiate the interplay between queerness, the Israeli state, and the Israeli military occupation. Reading Fox's works symptomatically, the essay proposes that Florentin and The Bubble can be understood as indexes of the changing Israeli political landscape of the last decade-both the vacillating landscape of gay rights and visibility within the nation-state and the changing landscape of Israeli occupation and Palestinian struggle that the Oslo process of the 1990s made possible. In keeping with the tradition of symptomatic reading, the analysis pays close attention to storylines and populations that Fox has excluded from these works, arguing that Fox's representations of gay Israeli life are intimately enmeshed with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, even at moments when, through cinematic silence, the conflict is implicitly disavowed. © 2010 by Duke University Press.
dc.publisher Duke University Press
dc.relation.ispartof GLQ
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1215/10642684-2010-002
dc.title Explosive: Scenes from Israel's gay occupation
dc.type Journal article
duke.contributor.id Stein, RL|0310682
pubs.begin-page 517
pubs.end-page 536
pubs.issue 4
pubs.organisational-group Cultural Anthropology
pubs.organisational-group Duke
pubs.organisational-group Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
pubs.publication-status Published
pubs.volume 16
dc.identifier.eissn 1527-9375


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