From the Editors
Julia Elyachar and Jessica Winegar
Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Egypt a Year after January 25th. On January 25, 2011, Egyptians from all social backgrounds marched to public squares across Egypt and began an 18 day revolution that captivated the world. Calls rang out in Tahrir for “Dignity, Freedom, and Social Justice.” Stereotypes of Arabs as apathetic and politically backward crumbled as Tunisians and then Egyptians (and now countless others) led the world in the first post-Cold War revolution ...Keep Reading »
Julia Elyachar is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine.
Jessica Winegar is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Northwestern University.
"The women express a desire to participate in warfare, and are frustrated when they are forced to remain in the safe houses with the children while the men conduct battle. In 1948, they gain the “right” to guard the kibbutz with hunting rifles. The film concludes with photographs of these women wielding their guns, implying that they gave up their own liberation for the sake of the national struggle and the settler colonial project."click | email | tweet