Social Movements in Egypt and Iran

Tara Povey ISBN 9781137379009 Publication Date March 2015 Formats Ebook (PDF) HardcoverEbook (EPUB) Publisher Palgrave Macmillan Series Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements The contemporary movements seen on the streets of the Middle East today have their roots in a rich history of social and political struggle in the region. Since the 1990s, large-scale social movements have mobilised millions

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THE NEW ANARCHISTS

New Left Review 13, January-February 2002 DAVID GRAEBER Is the ‘anti-globalization movement’ anything of the kind? Active resistance is true globalization, David Graeber maintains, and its repertoire of forms is currently coming from the arsenal of a reinvented anarchism. It’s hard to think of another time when there has been such a gulf between intellectuals and activists; between theorists of

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Why people are willing to die for an idea

From beyond the grave, they shape our lives more than they did when they when they were alive. By Costica Bradatan June 18  The Washington Post Costica Bradatan is an Associate Professor of Humanities in the Honors College at Texas Tech University. His latest book is “Dying for Ideas: The Dangerous Lives of the Philosophers.” Moscow, Oct. 7, 2006. Anna Politkovskaya,

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Special Issue: Women, Culture, and the January 2011 Egyptian Revolution

Special Issue for Journal of Cultural Research Volume 19, Issue 2, 2015   Foreword Anastasia Valassopoulos pages 115-116 Acknowledgements page 117 Introduction: Egyptian women, revolution, and protest culture Dalia Said Mostafa pages 118-129 Action, imagination, institution, natality, revolution Ziad Elmarsafy pages 130-138 Egypt’s revolution, our revolution: revolutionary women and the transnational avant-garde Caroline Rooney pages 139-149 Inserting women’s rights in

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A View of North Africa from South America: a conversation with Raúl Zibechi

Cristina Cielo (Sawyer Seminar Series, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg) Popular uprisings in the Middle East over the last months have transformed the political landscapes and possibilities of the region’s diverse nations. The hope engendered by the successful mobilizations against the Tunisian and Egyptian governments has darkened as reports emerge of the repression and violence that meet continuing protests in

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PARADOXES OF ARAB REFO-LUTIONS

by Asef Bayat Mar 03 2011 Serious concerns are expressed currently in Tunisia and Egypt about the sabotage of the defeated elites. Many in the revolutionary and pro-democracy circles speak of a creeping counter-revolution. This is not surprising. If revolutions are about intense struggle for a profound change, then any revolution should expect a counterrevolution of subtle or blatant forms. The

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End of the Leaderless Revolution

Cihan Tuğal Berkeley Journal of Sociology 7 October 2014 When revolutionaries do not produce ideology, demands, and leaders, does this mean that the revolt will have no ideology, demands, and leaders? Cihan Tuğal discusses the limits and traps of Egypt’s “leaderless revolution” in light of the nation’s current military rule. In June 2013, millions of Egyptians mobilized against a clumsy

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Can Prefigurative Politics Replace Political Strategy?

Jonathan M. Smucker October 7, 2014,  Berkeley Journal of Sociology Occupy Wall Street participant Jonathan Smucker takes a critical look at the movement’s “prefigurative politics” through the theoretical lenses of Gramsci and Habermas. What is politics? In this essay, I examine so-called “prefigurative politics” as it played out in Occupy Wall Street (OWS)—through Gramscian and Habermasian theoretical lenses. My analysis

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A New Fanonian Moment? The Legacy of Frantz Fanon

Counterpunch, WEEKEND EDITION MARCH 13-15, 2015 by HAMZA HAMOUCHENE Frantz Fanon died a few months before Algeria’s independence in July 1962. He did not live to see his adoptive country becoming free from French colonial domination, something he believed had become inevitable. This radical intellectual and revolutionary devoted himself, body and soul to the Algerian National liberation and was a

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