Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 August 2017

160 Pages | 18 black and white

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474422574

Bookseller Code (01)

Digital Resistance in the Middle East

New Media Activism in Everyday Life

Deborah L. Wheeler

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Based upon ethnographic research of Internet diffusion and impact in several Middle Eastern countries (primarily Kuwait, Jordan and Egypt, but also Tunisia, Morocco, UAE, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia)
  • Collects evidence of new media-enabled change between 1996 and 2014, giving an evolutionary perspective on small acts of norm violation and change in everyday life
  • Shows how even micro-political and social uses of the internet can disrupt power relations
  • Encourages a renewed focus on citizen agency, voice and interests in the Middle East despite the persistence of regional authoritarianism

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