As the political situation of the Palestinians has changed, so too have the customs and practices of Palestinians in the Diaspora. Using Eric Hobsbawm's concept of ““invented tradition”” as a point of departure, this article explores the origins, functions, and implications of some of the elements——including dance, song, and costume——of Palestinian-American wedding celebrations in the New York/New Jersey/Pennsylvania area, which since the first intifada have evolved into occasions for celebrating nationalist as well as communal identity.
Research Article| July 01 2008
Palestinian Weddings: Inventing Palestine in New Jersey
Journal of Palestine Studies (2008) 37 (4): 21–37.
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Randa Serhan; Palestinian Weddings: Inventing Palestine in New Jersey. Journal of Palestine Studies 1 July 2008; 37 (4): 21–37. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jps.2008.37.4.21
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