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The Road to Martyrs' SquareA Journey into the World of the Suicide Bomber$
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Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195305593

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305593.001.0001

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. An Entire Cosmology

. An Entire Cosmology

Chapter:
20. An Entire Cosmology
Source:
The Road to Martyrs' Square
Author(s):

Anne Marie Oliver

Paul F. Steinberg

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305593.003.0020

This chapter describes a display suggesting an entire cosmology, composed of 20 to 30 hand-colored mimeographs that have been taped together end on end. Two men in the central panel of the display are shown crouching atop a blue Star of David, the major symbol of the state of Israel, loading their pistols, while in the row of panels above them, the theme of promised vanquishment is repeated again in the form of more armed men standing victoriously atop the star, which is cracked and bleeding. Visual imagery such as this abounded in all the media of the intifada — images of spitting, shaking, shuddering, riding, cutting, writhing, stabbing, and bleeding.

Keywords:   visual imagery, Star of David, Palestine, cosmology, intifada

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