Covering the full range of issues involved in these historic events, from political economy and the role of social media, to international politics, gender, labour and the impact on culture, these firsthand accounts explore the inspirational uprisings in a way unavailable through mainstream Western and Arab media.
Covering all the major centres of disruption, including Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Libya and Bahrain, the writers also look further afield, to Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Palestine, and Iraq. The Dawn of the Arab Uprisings is the best place to start for anyone wanting to understand and interpret these dramatic events.
Publisher: Pluto Press
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 412 g
Dimensions: 215 x 135 x 23 mm
'The outburst of the Arab Revolutions demands imaginative and novel perspectives on the Arab world, and Jadaliyya has managed to provide a unique forum covering the region with a fresh approach to its issues and problems' -- Fawwaz Traboulsi, author of A History of Modern Lebanon
'Jadaliyya has established itself as an indispensable source dealing with the contemporary Arab world. This collection of its pieces on the Arab uprisings is perhaps the best introduction to the political movements that have shaken that region' -- Talal Asad, City University of New York
'A primer of importance not only to students of the 'Arab spring', but also to those concerned with protest more generally. Registering both the exhilarating optimism and crushing disappointment of contemporary political life, this volume gives voice to some of the possibilities for and impasses to political transformation' -- Lisa Wedeen, Mary R. Morton Professor of Political Science and the College,University of Chicago
'As contemporary reflections, these writings capture the unfolding of revolutionary events as they happened and convey the uncertainties, hopes and disappointments of collective worlds being remade' -- Timothy Mitchell, Columbia University
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