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Martyrs and Tricksters: An Ethnography of the Egyptian Revolution

Walter Armbrust

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691162645
eISBN:
9780691197517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162645.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The Egyptian Revolution of 2011 began with immense hope, but was defeated in two and a half years, ushering in the most brutal and corrupt regime in modern Egyptian history. How was the passage from ... More


Introduction: Revolution as Liminal Crisis

Walter Armbrust

in Martyrs and Tricksters: An Ethnography of the Egyptian Revolution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691162645
eISBN:
9780691197517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162645.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter provides a background of the January 25 Revolution, or the Egyptian Revolution of 2011. It also outlines the formal characteristics of liminality and its relevance to ... More


Egypt and Its Unsettled Islamism

Asef Bayat

in Post-Islamism: The Changing Faces of Political Islam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199766062
eISBN:
9780199345137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766062.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The aim of this chapter is to examine the modality behind a pervasive Islamist sector in Egypt, with a history that goes back the birth of the Muslim Brotherhood in 1928. The Islamic mode in Egypt ... More


The January 25th Uprising: Government Violence and Moral Shock

Kira D. Jumet

in Contesting the Repressive State: Why Ordinary Egyptians Protested During the Arab Spring

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190688455
eISBN:
9780190688493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190688455.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Economy

This chapter uses qualitative data and interviewee accounts to explain how government violence and repression affected protest mobilization during the Egyptian Revolution. It examines rational ... More


My Eighteen Days

Walter Armbrust

in Martyrs and Tricksters: An Ethnography of the Egyptian Revolution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691162645
eISBN:
9780691197517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162645.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explains that the first eighteen days of the Egyptian Revolution culminating in the downfall of Hosni Mubarak were important because they created a fund of symbolic resources—stories ... More


Grievances against the Mubarak Regime

Kira D. Jumet

in Contesting the Repressive State: Why Ordinary Egyptians Protested During the Arab Spring

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190688455
eISBN:
9780190688493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190688455.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Economy

This chapter provides background for the 2011 Egyptian Revolution by highlighting the grievances of the upper and lower classes regarding economic factors, police brutality, and corruption. The ... More


Political Participation Online: From Facebook to the Streets

Kira D. Jumet

in Contesting the Repressive State: Why Ordinary Egyptians Protested During the Arab Spring

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190688455
eISBN:
9780190688493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190688455.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Economy

This chapter presents a model of how individuals move from being nonparticipants to online participants to protesters on the street and how, by combining forces, opposition groups encourage non-group ... More


Inspiring Solidarity

Ali Aslam

in Ordinary Democracy: Sovereignty and Citizenship Beyond the Neoliberal Impasse

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190601812
eISBN:
9780190601836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190601812.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Theory

This chapter reflects broadly on the concepts of sovereignty, democracy, and public philosophy animating Judith Butler’s recent writing, focusing on her reading of the 2011 protests to remove ... More


The Rise and Fall of Ruling Bargainsin the Middle East

Mehran Kamrava (ed.)

in Beyond the Arab Spring: The Evolving Ruling Bargain in the Middle East

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199384419
eISBN:
9780190235666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199384419.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

By the 1990s and the 2000s, little of the original ruling bargain remained. All that needed to be done for the one-legged bargain to collapse—in fact for the whole basis of rule to crumble—was for ... More


Contesting the Repressive State: Why Ordinary Egyptians Protested During the Arab Spring

Kira D. Jumet

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190688455
eISBN:
9780190688493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190688455.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Economy

This book advances research on the collective action dilemma in protest movements by examining protest mobilization leading up to, and during, the 2011 Egyptian Revolution and 2013 June 30th Coup in ... More


Introduction

Kira D. Jumet

in Contesting the Repressive State: Why Ordinary Egyptians Protested During the Arab Spring

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190688455
eISBN:
9780190688493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190688455.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Economy

This chapter introduces the argument, situates the study in the theoretical literature, and outlines the path of the book. The chapter introduces key definitions and concepts, such as revolution, ... More


Marching with Revolutionary Women in Egypt: A Participatory Journal

Margot Badran

Rita Stephan and Mounira M. Charrad (eds)

in Women Rising: In and Beyond the Arab Spring

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479846641
eISBN:
9781479856961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479846641.003.0026
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter draws from the journal Margot Badran kept during the Egyptian Revolution of 2011. It focuses on three major demonstrations in Tahrir Square, in which she participated in the first year ... More


Dancing Relationality: Responsibility without Obligation

Ramsay Burt

in Ungoverning Dance: Contemporary European Theatre Dance and the Commons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199321926
eISBN:
9780190456627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199321926.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance

The idea of responsibility is generally linked to notions of obligation that may overlap with or entail the kinds of judgments involved in legal thought. This way of thinking about judgment may not ... More


Conclusion

Jeroen Gunning and Ilan Zvi Baron

in Why Occupy a Square?: People, Protests and Movements in the Egyptian Revolution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199394982
eISBN:
9780190214135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394982.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Our analysis of the ‘25 January revolution’ — or rather the mass protests, occupations and strikes that forced members of the ruling elite, primarily the army, to choose between loyalty to the regime ... More


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