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About this book
This book looks into the role played by mediated communication, particularly new and social media, in shaping various forms of struggles around power, identity and religion at a time when the Arab world is going through an unprecedented period of turmoil and upheaval. The book provides unique and multifocal perspectives on how new forms of communication remain at the centre of historical transformations in the region.
The key focus of this book is not to ascertain the extent to which new communication technologies have generated the Arab spring or led to its aftermaths, but instead question how we can better understand many types of articulations between communication technologies, on the one hand, and forms of resistance, collective action, and modes of expression that have contributed to the recent uprisings and continue to shape the social and political upheavals in the region on the other. The book presents original perspectives and rigorous analysis by specialists and academics from around the world that will certainly enrich the debate around major issues raised by recent historical events.
Arab Spring Social Media Technological Determinism Social Shaping Global Communication Global Protest Globalization Arab Journalism journalism media New Journalism social science
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Mediated Identities and New Journalism in the Arab World
- Book Subtitle Mapping the "Arab Spring"
Mohamed Ben Moussa
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-58141-9
- Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
- Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
- eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-58140-2
- Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-84524-8
- eBook ISBN 978-1-137-58141-9
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XIII, 214
- Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
Middle Eastern Culture
Self and Identity
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“Mediated Identities and New Journalism in the Arab World: Mapping the “Arab Spring,” edited by Aziz Douai and Mohamed Ben Moussa, sheds light on the role played by mediated communication, especially new and social media … . Scholars, researchers, students, media workers, and policy makers, who are interested in new ICTs and new journalism, particularly in the Arab world, will find insights in this volume.” (Tingting Hu, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, (1-2), 2018)