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Translating Egypt's Revolution: The Language of Tahrir (A Tahrir Studies Edition)

Samia Mehrez (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774165337
eISBN:
9781617971303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165337.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This unique interdisciplinary collective project is the culmination of research and translation work conducted by AUC students of different cultural and linguistic backgrounds who continue to witness ... More


From Qabis to Paris

Azzam S. Tamimi

in Rachid Ghannouchi: A Democrat Within Islamism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140002
eISBN:
9780199834723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140001.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Ghannouchi grows up in a Tunisian traditional Islamic yet politically charged milieu of anticolonialist Arab Nationalism.The journey of his life passes through stations, the first is his country's ... More


Islamist Obstacles to Democracy

Azzam S. Tamimi

in Rachid Ghannouchi: A Democrat Within Islamism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140002
eISBN:
9780199834723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140001.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Within Islamic circles there are those, such as the affiliates of Hizb‐ut‐Tahrir and the followers of the school of thought headed by Ayman Dhawahiri (often written as Zawahiri), who constitute an ... More


Jumping Publics: Egyptian Fictions of the Digital Age

Brian T. Edwards

in After the American Century: The Ends of U.S. Culture in the Middle East

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174008
eISBN:
9780231540551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174008.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

As the Tahrir Square uprisings of 2011 grew, the US narrative about the Arab world changed quickly, moving from old fashioned Orientalism to embrace a young revolution (Arab Spring) and a focus on ... More


Signs and Signifiers: Visual Translations of Revolt

Lewis Sanders IV

in Translating Egypt's Revolution: The Language of Tahrir (A Tahrir Studies Edition)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774165337
eISBN:
9781617971303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165337.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Reads and translates the throng of revolutionary banners and signs whose visual immediacy both established the demands of protesters and responded to the emerging political discourse as it unfolded ... More


Introduction: “We Are All Egypt”

Michaele L. Ferguson

in Sharing Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199921584
eISBN:
9780199980413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199921584.003.0000
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

This chapter introduces the problematic of the book via a reading of Western media responses to the Arab Spring. On the one hand, commentators read the protests in terms of commonality: either as ... More


Bullets and Bulletins: Media and Politics in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings

Mohamed Zayani and Suzi Mirgani (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190491550
eISBN:
9780190638597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491550.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Bullets and Bulletins takes a sobering and holistic look at the intersections between media and politics before, during, and in the wake of the Arab uprisings. It is a multi-disciplinary approach to ... More


Tahrir as a Revolutionary Political Space

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/9780199394982.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

It was the creation of a revolutionary space in the centre of Cairo that for many carried the symbolism of what the revolution aimed to achieve. Warren Magnusson has argued that political theory and ... More


Days of Rage

Wafaa EL Sadik and Rüdiger Heimlich

in Protecting Pharaoh's Treasures: My Life in Egyptology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774168253
eISBN:
9781617978173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168253.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This introductory chapter details the last time the author met Hosni Mubarak in October 2010 in Rome when she was instructed to put together a list of 190 treasures from Cairo's museums for an ... More


The Smiles of the Blind

Wafaa EL Sadik and Rüdiger Heimlich

in Protecting Pharaoh's Treasures: My Life in Egyptology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774168253
eISBN:
9781617978173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168253.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This concluding chapter focuses on the events that happened since the start of the Tahrir Revolution in January 2011. Egypt now have a new president, a new constitution, new parties, and new ... More


Against All Odds: The Copts in the 25 January Revolution

Mariz Tadros

in Copts at the Crossroads: The Challenges of Building Inclusive Democracy in Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165917
eISBN:
9781617975479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165917.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines the dynamics of Copts’ engagement with the uprisings that ousted Mubarak. It starts with the church bombing in Alexandria in January 2011, a precursor for the revolution, and ... More


The Beginning of the End of the Tahrir Spirit

Mariz Tadros

in Copts at the Crossroads: The Challenges of Building Inclusive Democracy in Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165917
eISBN:
9781617975479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165917.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The sense of religious pluralism of Tahrir Square faded fast following the 18 days, despite the hope of many that sectarian relations would improve with the removal of Mubarak. This chapter looks at ... More


Mobilisation through Islam

Sarah Glynn

in Class, ethnicity and religion in the Bengali East End: A political history

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719095955
eISBN:
9781781707432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095955.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 8 examines the growth of Islamic identity and political organisation. It starts by discussing different approaches to Islam and the meaning of Islamism. It looks at groups linked to ... More


Egypt

Asaad Al-Saleh

in Voices of the Arab Spring: Personal Stories from the Arab Revolutions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163187
eISBN:
9780231538589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163187.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter narrates the January 25 Revolution in Egypt through the testimonies of activists who participated in the event. On this day, Egyptians headed to Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo to join a ... More


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

Jeroen Gunning and Ilan Zvi Baron

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199394982
eISBN:
9780190214135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394982.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

On 25 January 2011, tens of thousands of Egyptians came out on the streets to protest against emergency rule and police brutality. Eighteen days later, Mubarak, one of the longest sitting dictators ... More


Secret Mission: Shining a Spotlight on Tahrir Square

Sam Cherribi

in Fridays of Rage: Al Jazeera, the Arab Spring, and Political Islam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199337385
eISBN:
9780190652098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337385.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Sociology of Religion

This chapter traces the crucial events in Al Jazeera’s coverage of the Egyptian revolution. These include the closing of Al Jazeera’s Cairo bureau on January 30, 2011,and the network’s subsequent ... More


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

Mehran Kamrava (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199384419
eISBN:
9780190235666
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199384419.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The 2011 Arab uprisings represented the collapse of old ruling bargains across the Arab world and the manifestation of demands for new premises of rule. The book is divided into two parts. The first ... 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


Doing Research during Times of Revolution and Counterrevolution

Atef Said

in Political Science Research in the Middle East and North Africa: Methodological and Ethical Challenges

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190882969
eISBN:
9780190887544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190882969.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In chapter 7, Atef Said examines how his positionality as an Egyptian-born American researcher and activist shaped his research experiences and his thinking on ethical issues during Egypt’s ... More


Suppressing the Islamist Opposition

Samuel Helfont

in Compulsion in Religion: Saddam Hussein, Islam, and the Roots of Insurgencies in Iraq

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190843311
eISBN:
9780190843342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190843311.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter details the Ba’thist regime’s conflict with Iraqi Islamists during the 1980s. It highlights the insights provided by Iraqi intelligence reports. In doing so, it shows that the regime ... More


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