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The Resource The Arab uprisings : catalysts, dynamics, and trajectories, edited by Fahed Al-Sumait, Nele Lenze, and Michael C. Hudson

The Arab uprisings : catalysts, dynamics, and trajectories, edited by Fahed Al-Sumait, Nele Lenze, and Michael C. Hudson

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The Arab uprisings : catalysts, dynamics, and trajectories
Title
The Arab uprisings
Title remainder
catalysts, dynamics, and trajectories
Statement of responsibility
edited by Fahed Al-Sumait, Nele Lenze, and Michael C. Hudson
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Editor of compilation
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Language
eng
Summary
The uprisings of 2011 have radically altered the political, economic, and social landscapes of the Middle East and North Africa. A clearer view of the recent past now provides greater perspectives on the causes and the consequences of these events. This collection of essays challenges the common tendency of applying the dominant frame of 2Arab Spring3 to explain contemporary politics of the Middle East. Numerous debates about the utility of the 2Arab Spring3 metaphor already exist, contesting such issues as its foreign origins or its temporal and optimistic implications. It further has the negative and significant side effect of implying a singularity to these events in a manner that often defies the varied conditions on the ground. This is why the term 2Arab Uprisings3 is used here as the organizing frame to address numerous socio-cultural, economic, political, experiential, and communicative aspects of the uprisings. This text is organized around three themes: origins, experiences, and trajectories. The first section addresses catalyzing factors that help explain the emergence of the uprisings from various political, economic, and socio-cultural perspectives. The second section examines the functions and responses of diverse people, institutions, and ideologies during the initial years of the uprisings. It includes an in-depth case study on women{u2019}s changing political situation in the catalyzing country of Tunisia, as well as discussions about the roles of political Islam, new mass media, and social networks in these rapidly changing contexts. The third section discusses cross-national implications and the multitude of repercussion the uprisings are having on the global system. Using an interdisciplinary approach with contrasting theoretical and methodological orientations, the global experts who contributed the chapters explore various theoretical approaches, juxtaposing them with comparative surveys and in-depth case studies. They show that after the initial euphoria (or dread) that surrounded the uprisings, a transitional and transformative period in the Middle East has come that requires thorough observation and analysis. --Provided by publisher
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DLC
Dewey number
909/.097492708312
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JQ1850.A91
LC item number
A825 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Al-Sumait, Fahed Yahya
  • Lenze, Nele
  • Hudson, Michael C
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arab Spring, 2010-
  • Protest movements
  • Democratization
  • Protest movements
  • Arab countries
Label
The Arab uprisings : catalysts, dynamics, and trajectories, edited by Fahed Al-Sumait, Nele Lenze, and Michael C. Hudson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
883647165
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 303 pages
Isbn
9781442239012
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014023933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)883647165
Label
The Arab uprisings : catalysts, dynamics, and trajectories, edited by Fahed Al-Sumait, Nele Lenze, and Michael C. Hudson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
883647165
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 303 pages
Isbn
9781442239012
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014023933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)883647165

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