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New Texts Out Now: Negar Mottahedeh, #iranelection: Hashtag Solidarity and the Transformation of Online Life

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Negar Mottahedeh, #iranelection: Hashtag Solidarity and the Transformation of Online Life. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2015. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Negar Mottahedeh (NM): Writing ‪#‎iranelection was for me about the witnessing of a sea-change brought about in our life as global citizens by an epic solidarity around the first long trending global hashtag in 2009. No social media platform had seen masses of people from all over the world ...

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Negar Mottahedeh

 

Negar Mottahedeh is Associate Professor in Literature and Women’s Studies at Duke University. She is the author of Displaced Allegories: Post-Revolutionary Iranian Cinema (Duke, 2008), Representing the Unrepresentable (Syracuse, 2007), and most recently, #iranelection: Hashtag Solidarity and the Transformation of Online Life (Stanford, 2015).