(Another one of the articles I wrote during my studies… Enjoy!)
Since the Arab Spring revolutions in 2010, there has been talk of a paradigm shift within Islamic politics. 785 more words
The most recent issue of Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture is a special issue on “The Role of Social Media in the Arab Uprisings – Past and Present… 845 more words
Nancy Demerdash has a new article out on the role(s) of art in the “Arab Spring”. Her article “Consuming Revolution: Ethics, Art and Ambivalence in the Arab Spring” in… 757 more words
There’s a very interesting article in the latest issue of the journal City & Society by Asef Bayat. Entitled “Politics in the City-Inside-Out,” Bayat argues that the contemporary urban metropolises of neoliberal capitalism–he’s thinking of Cairo, Tehran, Istanbul and so forth–have a structural propensity to produce street politics. 911 more words
One of the most fascinating questions about the Egyptian uprising is the role of the Ultras.
Ultras are sports fans renowned for their fanatical support of Egyptian sports clubs–especially Zamalek (“Ultras White Nights”) and ‘Ahly (Ultras Ahlawy)–and for their elaborate displays intended to create an atmosphere that encourages their own team and intimidates opposing players and supporters. 300 more words