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public, and thus part of the basis of the publicness of blogging in Lebanon. Much like in my previous work on journalistic practices at Al-Jazeera (Jurkie- wicz 2009), my approach here to ethics is not focused on formal ethics codes. Ra- ther I understand ethics as a reflexive practice. This practice entails what the actors are actually doing and saying. As Stephen J. A. Ward (2004: 22f) outlines for jour- nalists, “By ‘ethics’ I mean something more than the accepted, perhaps unreflec- tive, mores of a social group […] rather I mean norms and principles that journal

Revisiting Martyrs’ Square … again : Absence and presence in cultural memory Nour Dados During the Lebanese civil war,1 the area known as Martyrs’ Square (Sahat al-Shuhadah) was transformed into a line of demarcation between Beirut’s so-called “Eastern” and “Western” sectors. The Square, previously a thriving cultural hub, had been a long-standing emblem of Beirut’s cosmopolitanism, its literary license and its political freedom. In the years 1915 and 1916, this same square had witnessed the hangings of Beirut’s original martyrs under the Ottomans, the

54 A View from Above Balloon Mapping Bourj Al Shamali Claudia Martinez Mansell, Mustapha Dakhloul, Firas Ismail Counter-Cartographies as a Tool for Action 55 Lebanon currently houses 53 percent of a total of approximately 450,000 registered Palestinian refugees (UNRWA, 2016). Bourj Al Shamali is located three kilometers east of Tyre in the south of Lebanon; approximately 22,000 registered refugees live here. From the original 7,000 refugees who fled or were expelled from their homes in 1948, the majority of the population in the camp is

.: Non-Cockfights: On Doing/Undoing Gender in Shatila, Lebanon. London: London School of Economics 2013. Barr, James: A Line in the Sand. The Anglo-French struggle for the Middle East, 1914-1948. New York: Norton 2011. Beer, Bettina: Biographische Methode. In: Wörterbuch der Völkerkunde. Hrsg. von Wolfgang Müller. Neuausgabe, 2. Auflage. Berlin: Reimer 2005. Bendix, Regina: Reflections on Earthquake Narratives. In: Western Folklore, 49. Jg. (1990), H.4. Seite 331-347. Bendix, Regina: Woran erkennt man Mythen? In: Arbeit am Mythos. Hrsg. von Annette Zgoll und

vereinfa- chenden und verallgemeinernden Kulturalismus eine Absage erteilen, der 68 Vgl. Nelken (Fn. 48), S. 82 f. 69 Z.B. Günter Bierbrauer hat sich solcher bedient, um empirische Rechtskulturfor- schung zu betreiben, s. „Toward an Understanding of Legal Culture: Variations in Individualism and Collectivism between Kurds, Lebanese, and Germans“, in: Law and Society Review, 1994, S. 243 (S. 245 ff.). 70 Freek Bruinsma, „Dutch internal legal culture“, in: Brand/Strempel (Fn. 9), S. 369-379 (S. 377). 71 S

has a modest family background. His father works as a caretaker for a building in the Hamra district, and his mother does basic administrative work for a bank. Educated in Arabic and French, after leaving school Hanibaael completed a Bachelor in Political Science at the Lebanese University. The Lebanese University is the only public institution of higher learning in Leba- non; all other universities are private. His studies there were in both Arabic and French. During his university years, he got involved in politics and was a member of the youth branch of a

Archive, Bd. 1, Köln: Wal- ther König 2004, o.S. 199 Abb. 4: Tamáss. Contemporary Arab Representations, hg. v. Catherine David, Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Beirut/Lebanon 1, Barcelona: Fundació Antoni Tàpies 2002, S. 131. 201 Abb. 5: Tamáss. Contemporary Arab Representations, hg. v. Catherine David, Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Beirut/Lebanon 1, Barcelona: Fundació Antoni Tàpies 2002, S. 128. 210 2006-06-07 14-23-36 --- Projekt: T487.kumedi.karentzos.orient / Dokument: FAX ID 028c117667185986|(S. 209-210) T01_13 abbildungsnachweis.p 117667186426

Introduction Lebanese bloggers have to take it easy on blogging and not just talk about politics like the newspapers do. Just do what the European and American bloggers do, just write about contemporary stuff. RAMI I11 We should discuss more and blogging is the sphere where we can discuss it. ADON I1 I’ve been blogging for a long time, so I know very well what works, what idea you can say that would keep you safe and not have anyone attack you. LILIANE I2 A blog is more official, you know, and more professional. And it is not flexible, not


Dramaturgy and Research at Tanzquartier Wien (2009-2014), Sandra Noeth developed a series of research and presentation projects on concepts and practices of responsibility, religion, integrity and protest in relation to the body. As an educator, she has been working with DOCH-Stockholm University of the Arts since 2012 and was Resident Professor in the 2015-16 HWP-program at Ashkal Alwan, Beirut. Sandra Noeth Resilient Bodies, Residual Effects Artistic Articulations of Borders and Collectivity from Lebanon and Palestine The publication of Resilient Bodies, Residual

vision, wishes, goals, financial capacities, and technical background of the production agents. The topic and the form of a theater play are restricted by environ- mental factors condensing their effects on the production process in two 91 THEATER IN LEBANON ways. First, they build direct restraints on freedom through governmental institutions having the confessional institutions in the background, and second, they exercise indirect pressure on the producers via financial and technical means. This pressure is due to the dependency of production on the audience