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Greg Burris

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Lawrence of E-rabia: Facebook and the New Arab Revolt

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As the growing tide of protest, resistance, and insurrection across the Arab world began to threaten regimes once considered permanent fixtures of the region’s political landscape, it was almost as if everything had been turned upside down. That which always seemed so fixed and constant suddenly appeared temporary, vulnerable, and fragile—not concrete but conditional, dependent entirely upon the people’s willingness to tolerate it, and tolerate it was precisely what they ...

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Greg Burris

 

Greg Burris is a former instructor at Istanbul Bilgi University in Turkey and a current graduate student in the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His essays have appeared in CineAction, CounterPunch, the Electronic Intifada, Middle Eastern Studies, and other publications.