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ʹAnticipatingʹ the 2011 Arab Uprisings : revolutionary literatures and political geographies /
Rita Sakr.
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Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Pivot, 2013.
description
x, 111 p. ; 22 cm
ISBN
1137294728 (hbk.), 9781137294722 (hbk.)
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author
imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Pivot, 2013.
isbn
1137294728 (hbk.)
9781137294722 (hbk.)
catalogue key
9027723
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 100-108) and index.
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This volume explores an exciting range of powerful novels and memoirs from Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Syria that reveal political geographies of injustice and popular discontent thus 'anticipating' or imaginatively envisioning as well as participating in some of the major current upheavals in their particular national contexts.
Main Description
This study examines the ways in which the relationships between the creative power of revolutionary people and the revolutionary power of creative artists, especially writers, are evident in the on-going Arab uprisings. Bringing together literature, cultural geography, and human rights discourse, it explores a range of recent novels and memoirs from Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Syria. These works sought to unravel the political geographies of injustice and popular discontent and thus anticipated or imaginatively envisioned as well as participated in some of the major current upheavals in their particular national contexts. By revealing socio-economic divisions and spatial injustice, disappearances and political prisons, surveillance and exile as well as the revolutionary spirit of oppressed populations and the dangers of counter-revolutionary forces, civil strife, and fundamentalism, they variously re-imagine the realities that triggered the transformations we are now witnessing.
Main Description
This study examines the ways in which the relationships between the creative power of revolutionary people and the revolutionary power of creative artists, especially writers, are evident in the on-going Arab uprisings. Bringing together literature, cultural geography, and human rights discourse, it explores a range of recent novels and memoirs from Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Syria. These works sought to unravel the political geographies of injustice and popular discontent and thus 'anticipated' or imaginatively envisioned as well as participated in some of the major current upheavals in their particular national contexts. By revealing socio-economic divisions and spatial injustice, disappearances and political prisons, surveillance and exile as well as the revolutionary spirit of oppressed populations and the dangers of counter-revolutionary forces, civil strife, and fundamentalism, they variously re-imagine the realities that triggered the transformations we are now witnessing.
Main Description
This study examines the ways in which the relationships between the creative power of revolutionary people and the revolutionary power of creative artists, especially writers, are evident in the on-going Arab uprisings. Bringing together literature, historical geography, and human rights discourse, it explores a range of recent novels and memoirs from Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Syria. These works sought to unravel the political geographies of injustice and popular discontent and thus anticipated or imaginatively envisioned as well as participated in some of the major current upheavals in their particular national contexts. By revealing socio-economic divisions and spatial injustice, disappearances and political prisons, surveillance and exile as well as the revolutionary spirit of oppressed populations and the dangers of counter-revolutionary forces, civil strife, and fundamentalism, they variously re-imagine the realities that triggered the transformations we are now witnessing.
Long Description
This study examines the ways in which the relationships between the creative power of revolutionary people and the revolutionary power of creative artists, especially writers, are evident in the on-going Arab uprisings. Bringing together literature, historical geography, and human rights discourse, it explores a range of recent novels and memoirs from Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Syria. These works sought to unravel the political geographies of injustice and popular discontent and thus 'anticipated' or imaginatively envisioned as well as participated in some of the major current upheavals in their particular national contexts. By revealing socio-economic divisions and spatial injustice, disappearances and political prisons, surveillance and exile as well as the revolutionary spirit of oppressed populations and the dangers of counter-revolutionary forces, civil strife, and fundamentalism, they variously re-imagine the realities that triggered the transformations we are now witnessing.

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