The Political Aesthetics of Global Protest: The Arab Spring and Beyond (Paperback)Pnina Werbner (editor), Martin Webb (editor), Kathryn Spellman-Poots (editor), Hazim Al-Eryani (author of contributions), Rayman Aryani (author of contributions), Igor Cherstich (author of contributions), Steven C. Caton (author of contributions), Christine Garlough (author of contributions), Simon Hawkins (author of contributions), Tamar Katriel (author of contributions)
Paperback 448 Pages / Published: 31/05/2014
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This explores the aesthetic dimensions of the Arab Spring and the worldwide protest movements that followed. From Egypt to India, and from Botswana to London, worker, youth and middle class rebellions have taken on the political and bureaucratic status quo. When most people can no longer earn a decent wage, they pit themselves against the privilege of small, wealthy and often corrupt elites. A remarkable feature of the protests from the Arab Spring onwards has been the importance of images, songs, videos, humour, satire and dramatic performances. This book explores the central role the aesthetic played in energising the massive mobilisations of young people, the disaffected, the middle classes and the apolitical silent majority. Discover how it fuelled solidarities and alliances among democrats, workers, trade unions, civil rights activists and opposition parties. It includes over 150 colour illustrations showing how visual media is used in protest movements across the globe. It offers a diversity of perspectives from political, media, visual, economic and linguistic anthropology, and the anthropology of work, art, social organisation and social movement.
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 959 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 25 mm
"An interesting overview of how in almost every part of the world, and in a period of only a few years, disruptive protest events came about." -- Thijs van Dooremalen, Ethnography
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