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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


Nasser's Gamble: How Intervention in Yemen Caused the Six-Day War and the Decline of Egyptian Power

Jesse Ferris

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155142
eISBN:
9781400845231
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155142.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book draws on declassified documents from six countries and original material in Arabic, German, Hebrew, and Russian to present a new understanding of Egypt's disastrous five-year intervention ... 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


Consequences of the Suez Crisis in the Arab World

Rashid Khalidi

in Suez 1956: The Crisis and its Consequences

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202417
eISBN:
9780191675348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202417.003.0022
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Middle East History

Nasser emerged from the Suez crisis as the pre-eminent leader of Arab nationalism. ‘Nasserism’ was elevated to the status of an ideology throughout the Arab world. As this chapter points out, the ... More


Language and Identity in Modern Egypt

Reem Bassiouney

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748689644
eISBN:
9780748697083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748689644.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

How is language used in Egyptian public discourse to illuminate the collective identity of Egyptians? How does this identity relate to language form and content? This book explores these questions by ... 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


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 Reception of U.S. Discourse on the Egyptian Revolution: Between the Popular and the Official

Mounira Soliman

in American Studies Encounters the Middle East

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628844
eISBN:
9781469628868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628844.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This essay is a reading of the popular reaction of the Egyptian public to the ambiguous position of the U.S. on the 2011 Egyptian revolution. The position of the Obama administration fluctuated ... More


Rewriting the Revolution

Joel Gordon

in Nasser's Blessed Movement: Egypt's Free Officers and the July RevolutionWith a New Introduction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167782
eISBN:
9781617978180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167782.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book examines the formative period of the Egyptian revolution that began on July 23, 1952, when the Free Officers, a group of army officers led by Muhammad Nagib and Gamal Abdel Nasser, staged a ... More


Mediated Experience in the Egyptian Revolution

Mark Allen Peterson

in Digital Middle East: State and Society in the Information Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190859329
eISBN:
9780190942977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859329.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Reconciling large scale political and social change with everyday lived experience has always been a fundamental problem for understanding social and political change. This chapter offers a ... More


The Egyptian Revolution and the Feminist Divide

Samaa Gamie

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/9781479846641.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

An influential female figure of the Egyptian revolution, Asmaa Mahfouz was the twenty-eight-year-old who mobilized the April 6th movement and a prominent member of Egypt's Coalition of the Youth of ... 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


Nasser's Blessed Movement: Egypt's Free Officers and the July RevolutionWith a New Introduction

Joel Gordon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167782
eISBN:
9781617978180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167782.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book explores the early years of military rule in Egypt following the Free Officers' coup d'etat of 1952. Enriched by interviews with actors in and observers of the events, the book shows how ... 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


My Revolution!

Dina Wahba

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/9781479846641.003.0035
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter offers an account of Dina Wahba’s personal experience as someone who participated actively in the 25th January Egyptian revolution and its subsequent events in Tahrir Square. She was ... 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


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


Waiting for the Revolution: Women’s Perceptions from Upper and Lower Rural Egypt

Lorenzo Kamel and Maha Ezzat Elkholy

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/9781479846641.003.0032
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

A common perception of the Egyptian revolution is that women from rural areas played a passive role in the entire process. Lorenzo Kamel and Maha Ezzat Elkholy argue that these impressions are rather ... 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


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