Egyptian Revolution 2.0: Political Blogging, Civic Engagement, and Citizen Journ

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Publication Year: 2013
Format: Hardcover Language: English
ISBN:

1137020911

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9781137020918

Egyptian Revolution 2.0: Political Blogging, Civic Engagement, and Citizen Journ

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Synopsis
This book sheds light on the growing phenomenon of cyberactivism in the Arab world, with a special focus on the Egyptian political blogosphere and its role in paving the way to democratization and socio-political change in Egypt, which culminated in Egypt’s historical popular revolution on Jan. 25, 2011. In doing so, it examines the relevance and applicability of the concepts of citizen journalism and civic engagement to the discourses and deliberations in five of the most popular political blogs in Egypt, through exploring the potential connection between virtual activism, as represented in the postings on these blogs, and real activism in Egyptian political life, as represented in the calls for social, economic and political reform on the streets.

Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 1137020911
ISBN-13 9781137020918

Key Details
Author Mohammed el-Nawawy, Sahar Mohamed Khamis
Number Of Pages 241 pages
Series The Palgrave Macmillan Series in International Political Communication
Format Hardcover
Publication Date 2013-05-22
Language English
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Year 2013

Additional Details
Number of Volumes 1 vol.
Copyright Date 2013
Illustrated Yes

Dimensions
Weight 15.7 Oz
Height 0.8 In.
Width 6.5 In.
Length 8.5 In.

Target Audience
Group Scholarly & Professional

Classification Method
LCCN 2012-048015
LC Classification Number GN635.N42P87-P96JQ17
Dewey Decimal 302.2310962
Dewey Edition 23

Reviews
“[The authors] bring to bear both a deep theoretical understanding and compelling qualitative research to reveal how Egyptian bloggers helped sow the seeds for Egypt’s January 25 Revolution. They provide a fascinating analysis of how online media venues shifted from being an authoritarian regime’s ‘safety valve’ to becoming sites of resistance, empowerment and mobilization for the Egyptian people. Attending carefully to the subtle interplay of online activism and ‘offline’ social and political conditions, the authors shed genuine light on the meaning of, and prospects for, both cyberactivism and civic engagement more generally. Their book is all the more exciting because the five influential bloggers on whom they focus four men and one woman while united in heroic criticism of the Egyptian government, nonetheless differ considerably in background, style, and ideology. This book thus exposes a variety and vibrancy in the Egyptian public sphere with which many Western readers will simply be unfamiliar.” – Peter M. Shane, co-author of Connecting Democracy: Online Consultation and the Flow of Political Communication “[This book] advances our understanding of how modern political communication really works, especially in media systems where the first openings for debating public policy options are happening over digital media.” – Philip N. Howard, Professor, University of Washington “This important book shatters the simplistic characterizations of social media in the Arab Spring, providing a nuanced look at the vital role at the Egyptian bloggers hybrid cyber-activists/journalists who paved the way for the revolt.” – Lawrence Pintak, author, The New Arab Journalist

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