This book rethinks the conventional parameters of Middle East studies through attention to popular cultural forms, producers and communities of consumers. The volume has a broad historical scope, ranging from the late Ottoman period to the second Palestinian uprising, with a focus on cultural forms and processes in Israel, Palestine and the refugee camps of the Arab Middle East. Contributors consider the ways that Palestinian and Israeli popular culture influence and are influenced by political, economic, social and historical processes in the region. At the same time, they follow the circulation of Palestinian and Israeli cultural commodities and imaginations across borders and checkpoints and within the global marketplace. Stein is an assistant professor of cultural anthropology at Duke University.