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Blogs & Literature & Activism: Popular Egyptian blogs and literature in touch
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
2017 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The blogosphere and blogging provided Arab bloggers momentarily with a domain in which to criticize the government, call for change, break taboos and mobilize citizens. This book shows that many of the same societal and political problems that have been treated for decades in literary expression in Egypt are also brought up in five Egyptian, top-ranked blogs in the run-up to the uprising of January 2011. Social critical narrative themes common to the literature as well as to blogposts include criticism of poor governance, corruption, poverty, religious hypocrisy and the vast class differences existing in Egyptian society. Some of the bloggers call for democratic liberties such as human rights and freedom of expression.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2017.
Series
Mizan
Keyword [en]
Arabic blogs, Arabic literature, Egyptian bloggers, Arab Spring
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
Literature; Semitic Languages; Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-310192ISBN: 978-3-447-10756-3 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-310192DiVA: diva2:1055485
Projects
The Nature and Impact of the Arabic Blogosphere: What kind of publics?
Note

Blogs & Literature & Activism: Popular Egyptian blogs and literature in touch is based on the findings in the research project, The Nature and Impact of the Arabic Blogosphere: What kind of publics, funded by the Swedish Research Council, 2010-2012, in which top-ranked blogs in three Arab countries are studied and carried out in collaboration between media professor Kristina Riegert, Stockholm University and Arabic professor Gail Ramsay, Uppsala University.

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