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The Resource Dissent and revolution in a digital age : social media, blogging and activism in Egypt, David Faris

Dissent and revolution in a digital age : social media, blogging and activism in Egypt, David Faris

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Dissent and revolution in a digital age : social media, blogging and activism in Egypt
Title
Dissent and revolution in a digital age
Title remainder
social media, blogging and activism in Egypt
Statement of responsibility
David Faris
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Language
eng
Biographical or historical data
David Faris is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Roosevelt University, where he teaches Egyptian and Middle Eastern Politics. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Pennsylvania University.
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UK-WkNB
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Faris, David
Dewey number
303.4840962
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Internet
  • Social media
  • Political activists
  • Dissenters
  • Islamic studies
  • Society
  • Social groups: religious groups & communities
Summary expansion
During the Arab uprisings of early 2011, which saw the overthrow of Zine el-Abadine Ben Ali in Tunisia and Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, the role of digital media and social networking tools was widely reported. This was also recognized by the very authorities fighting against popular pressure for change, and the Egyptian government's attempt to block internet and mobile phone access in January 2011 demonstrated the extent to which it was seen as powerful and potentially subversive tool. What is yet to be examined is the local context that allowed digital media to play this role: Egypt, for example, a history of online activism laid important ground work for the scenes in Tahrir Square. Here, David Faris argues that it was circumstances particular to Egypt, more than the 'spark' from Tunisia, that allowed the revolution to take off: namely blogging and digital activism stretching back into the 1990s, combined with sustained and numerous protest movements and an independent press. Dissent and Revolution in a Digital Age tracks the rocky path taken by Egyptian bloggers operating in Mubarak's authoritarian regime to illustrate how the state monopoly on information was eroded, making space for dissent and digital activism
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Dissent and revolution in a digital age : social media, blogging and activism in Egypt, David Faris
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Paperback
Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: A Theory of the Networked Revolt: Social Media Networks, Media Events, and Collective Action Chapter 3: Agenda-Setters: Torture, Rights and Social Media Networks in Egypt Chapter 4: New Tools, Old Rules: Social Media Networks and Collective Action in Egypt Chapter 5: (Amplified) Voices for the Voiceless: Social Media Networks, Minorities, and Virtual Counterpublics Chapter 6: We Are All Revolutionaries Now: Social Media Networks and the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 Chapter 7: Cascades, Colors, and Contingencies: Social Media Networks and Authoritarianism in Global Perspective
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9781784532079
Dimensions
22x14x3 cm.
Extent
288 p.
Isbn
9781784532079
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Dissent and revolution in a digital age : social media, blogging and activism in Egypt, David Faris
Publication
Note
Paperback
Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: A Theory of the Networked Revolt: Social Media Networks, Media Events, and Collective Action Chapter 3: Agenda-Setters: Torture, Rights and Social Media Networks in Egypt Chapter 4: New Tools, Old Rules: Social Media Networks and Collective Action in Egypt Chapter 5: (Amplified) Voices for the Voiceless: Social Media Networks, Minorities, and Virtual Counterpublics Chapter 6: We Are All Revolutionaries Now: Social Media Networks and the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 Chapter 7: Cascades, Colors, and Contingencies: Social Media Networks and Authoritarianism in Global Perspective
Control code
9781784532079
Dimensions
22x14x3 cm.
Extent
288 p.
Isbn
9781784532079
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

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