CARGC Special Issues

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

2017

Publication Source

Communication and the Public

Volume

2

Issue

2

Start Page

111

Last Page

119

DOI

10.1177/2057047317717499

Abstract

A comprehensive picture of dissent in the Arab uprisings requires an understanding of how revolutionaries have represented themselves and how various media, digital and otherwise, were incorporated in these communicative processes. Together, the articles in this Special Issue focus on the myths, ideologies, and histories that inspired slogans, murals, and poems of pointed social relevance and politically potency. Originally presented at the inaugural biennial symposium of what was then the Project for Advanced Research in Global Communication in 2014, these papers explore the creative permutations of symbols, words, images, colors, shapes, and sounds that revolutionaries deployed to contest despots, to outwit each other, to attract attention, and to conjure up new social and political imaginaries. The issue exemplifies one of the fundamental principles undergirding the institutional mission of the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication: a robust dialogue between theoretical advances on one hand, and deep linguistic, cultural, historical knowledge of the world region under study, on the other.

To read this special issue of Communication and the Public in full, visit http://journals.sagepub.com/toc/ctpa/2/2.

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Copyright © 2017 The Authors. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.

Comments

This is the introduction to The Arab Revolutionary Public Sphere, a special issue of Communication and the Public edited by Marwan M. Kraidy and Marina R. Krikorian.

Keywords

Arab uprisings, cultural production, public sphere, revolution, revolutionary publics

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Date Posted: 09 July 2018

This document has been peer reviewed.