From the Editors
Marwan M. Kraidy
Marwan M. Kraidy, “The Revolutionary Body Politic: Preliminary Thoughts on a Neglected Medium in the Arab Uprisings.” Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication 5.1 (2012). Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this article? Marwan Kraidy (MK): I received an invitation from the editors to write an essay with a brutal time frame (if I recall correctly, an author had dropped out two weeks before the copy deadline, and I was asked to fill in). But that was just technical. ...Keep Reading »
Marwan M. Kraidy is a Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Hybridity or the Cultural Logic of Globalization (Temple University Press, 2005); Reality Television and Arab Politics: Contention in Public Life (Cambridge University Press, 2010); and Arab Television Industries (British Film Institute/Palgrave Macmillan, 2010, with Joe Khalil). His articles have appeared in the Journal of Communication, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Communication Theory, Media, Culture and Society, Television and New Media, First Monday, Journal of International Communication, Transnational Broadcasting Studies, International Journal of Communication, Global Media Journal, International Journal of Middle East Studies, Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, Arab Media and Society.
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