Blogs & Literature & Activism: Popular Egyptian blogs and literature in touch
2017 (English)Book (Refereed)
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.
Arabic blogs, Arabic literature, Egyptian bloggers, Arab Spring
Research subject Literature; Semitic Languages; Media and Communication Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-310192OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-310192DiVA: diva2:1055485
ProjectsThe Nature and Impact of the Arabic Blogosphere: What kind of publics?
Blogs & Literature & Activism: Popular Egyptian blogs and literature in touch is expected to be published in February 2017. This book is based on the findings in a larger research project, The Nature and Impact of the Arabic Blogosphere: What kind of publics, funded by the Swedish Research Council, 2010-2012 and carried out in collaboration between media professor Kristina Riegert, Stockholm University and Arabic professor Gail Ramsay, Uppsala University.2016-12-122016-12-122016-12-12