From the Editors
عبد الرحمن منصور هو الناشط في الفضاء الألكتروني الذي حدد تاريخ 25 يناير موعداً للثورة المصرية. وقد جاء وقت الحديث معه. في يونيو 2010، اقترح عبد الرحمن منصور، البالغ من العمر حينئذ 23 عاماً، على وائل غنيم إنشاء صفحة على الفيسبوك وحملة لمناهضة التعذيب تكريماً لخالد سعيد، ذلك الشاب السكندري الذي قتله الشرطة. وكان الاثنان قد عملا معاً كمديرين (أدمنز) لصفحة محمد البرادعي على الفيس بوك، وكانا على استعداد لتصعيد حملتهما الألكترونية لمستويات أعلى. وشكل المزيج المتمثل في قدرة منصور ...Keep Reading »
AbdelRahman Mansour is the cyberactivist who set the date of 25 January for the Egyptian revolution. It is time for you to meet him. In June 2010, at twenty-three years old, AbdelRahman approached Wael Ghonim to set up a Facebook page and anti-torture campaign in honor of Khaled Said, the Alexandrian killed at the hands of police. The two had been working together as administrators (or admins) on Mohamed ElBaradei’s Facebook page and were ready to take their ...Keep Reading »
Linda Herrera, “Youth and Citizenship in the Digital Age: A View from Egypt.” Harvard Educational Review (Fall 2012). Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this article? Linda Herrera (LH): Schools once served as temples of citizenship education, but this is no longer the case. I came to the realization of the diminished role of schooling in the lives of young Egyptians during a visit to a public high school in 2006. I arrived at a school in the Delta in the middle of the ...Keep Reading »
Generation Rev, the revolutionary generation that has overtaken the world stage, whether in Tahrir Square or on Wall Street, has arrived at a critical juncture. This group of twenty-somethings has been experimenting for five to six years with novel ways of doing politics. They are known for horizontal organizing, persistent civil disobedience, and networking and mobilizing across lines of difference—ideological and otherwise—all of which have been greatly facilitated by new ...Keep Reading »
“Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea […] and ideas are bulletproof.” - From the film V for Vendetta In the summer of 2010 the youth of Facebook, “shebab al-Facebook,” began a campaign of peaceful civil disobedience through the Arabic “We are all Khaled Said” Facebook Fan Page. The success of their “silent stands” throughout the country gave youth a media friendly face as a group that espouses peaceful non-violent forms of ...Keep Reading »
The call for a Day of Rage on January 25, 2011 that ignited the Egyptian revolution originated from a Facebook page. Many have since asked: Is this a “Facebook Revolution?” It is high time to put this question to rest and insist that political and social movements belong to people and not to communication tools and technologies. Facebook, like cell phones, the internet, and twitter, do not have agency, a moral universe, and are not predisposed to any particular ...Keep Reading »
Linda Herrera Linda Herrera (PhD Columbia University, MA, American University in Cairo, BA UC Berkeley) joined the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as Associate Professor and core staff in the Global Studies in Education MA program in January 2011. Prior to that she was a Senior Lecturer in International Development Studies (2005-2010) at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam where she was Convenor of the Children and Youth Studies MA specialization. Her major research interests and writing are around issues of Youth and citizenship in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA); critical ethnography of schooling; youth, employment and international development policy; democracy and education; and, more recently, youth, new media and Arab Revolution.
Herrera, Linda and Asef Bayat (Editors) (2010) Being Young and Muslim: New Cultural Politics in the Global South and North. New York: Oxford University Press.
Herrera, Linda and Carlos Alberto Torres (Editors) (2006) Cultures of Arab Schooling: Critical Ethnographies from Egypt. New York: State University of New York Press: i-209.
Herrera, Linda (Editor) (2003) “Stand-up! Sit Down!” Cultures of Schooling in Egypt [Qiyam! Julus! Thaqafat al-Ta’alim fi Misr] Cairo: Population Council (in Arabic).
Herrera, Linda (1992) Scenes of Schooling: Inside a Girls’ School in Cairo. Cairo: Cairo Papers in Social Science. Vol.15 (1): 1-89. (this is a single authored monograph)
Chhachhi, Amrita and Linda Herrera (Guest Editors) (2007) Development and Change (With Roundtable on Empire, Geopolitics, and Development) (38) 6: 985-1272.
Herrera, Linda (Editor) (2005) Youth: Music, Movements, Politics, Practices, Cultures, Consumption. ISIM Review #16 (Autumn) (International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World, The Netherlands). Pp. 1-67. Douwes, Dick and Linda Herrera (Editors) (2005) Debates on Islam in Europe. ISIM Review #15. (Spring) (International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World, The Netherlands). Pp. 1-60.
Shami, Seteney and Linda Herrera (Editors) (1999) Between Field and Text: Emerging Voices in Egyptian Social Science. Cairo: Cairo Papers in Social Science. 2:22: 1-176.
Herrera, Linda (2009) “Youth and Generational Renewal in the Middle East” in International Journal of Middle East Studies. 41: 368-372.
Herrera, Linda (2008) “Education and Empire: Democratic Reform in the Arab World?” International Journal of Educational Reform. 17(4): 355-574.
Herrera, Linda (2008) New Developments in Educational Policy in the Arab World: Privatization, Rights and Educational Markets in Egypt. In Forum 21, European Journal on Child and Youth Research. (2)12/2008: 68-76.
Herrera, Linda (2008) A Song for Humanistic Education: Pedagogy and Politics in the Middle East. In Teachers College Record. 10 (2): 352-376.
Chhachhi, Amrita and Linda Herrera (2007) Empire, Geopolitics and Development. In Development and Change. 38(6): 1021-1040.
Herrera, Linda (2006) What’s New About Youth? In Development and Change. (37) 6: 1425-1434.
Herrera, Linda (2006) When Does Life Begin? Youth Perspectives from Egypt. In DevIssues. 8 (2/December): 7-9.
Herrera, Linda (2005) Is it Impossible to Disentangle Religion from Culture or Tradition? In Right to Decide: Virtual Workplace on Reproductive Rights. Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Special issue on religion, July 6 (www.righttodecide.org).
Herrera, Linda (2004) Education, Islam, and Modernity: Beyond Westernization and Centralization. Comparative Education Review. Vol. 48 (3): 318-326.
Herrera, Linda (2003) Participation in School Upgrading: Gender, Class and (in)Action in Egypt. International Journal of Educational Development. 23(2): 187-199.
Herrera, Linda and Annelis Moors (December 2003). Banning Face Veiling: The Boundaries of Liberal Education. In ISIM Newsletter No.13. Leiden: 16-17. ( HYPERLINK "http://www.isim.nl/files/newsl_13-16.pdf" http://www.isim.nl/files/newsl_13-16.pdf).
Herrera, Linda (2003) The Colors of Change: Participation in School Upgrading in Egypt. Cairo and New York: The Population Council. (available in Arabic and English).
Herrera, Linda (2002) The Soul of a Nation: Abdallah Nadim and Educational Reform in Egypt (1845-1896). Mediterranean Journal of Educational Studies. Vol. 7 (1): 1-24.
Herrera, Linda (2001). Downveiling: Gender and the Contest over Culture in Egypt. Middle East Report. No. 219: 16-19.
Herrera, Linda (2000) Downveiling: Shifting Socioreligious Practices in Egypt. ISIM Newsletter No. 6. Leiden: 1 &32.
Herrera, Linda (1999) Song Without Music: Islamism and Education, a Case from Egypt. Revue des Mondes Musulmans et de la Méditerranée. No. 85-86: 149-159.
Herrera, Linda (2011) Eduquer la nation : les dilemmes d’un système éducatif à l’ère de la mondialisation. (Educating Egypt: Dilemmas in a Global Era). L’Égypte au présent, Inventaire d’une société avant révolution.
Vincent Battesti et François Ireton (dirs), éd. Sindbad-Actes Sud, collection La Bibliothèque arabe: 685-714.
Bayat, Asef and Linda Herrera (2010) Being Young and Muslim in Neoliberal Times. In Linda Herrera and Asef Bayat (Editors) Being Young and Muslim: New Cultural Politics in the Global South and North. New York: Oxford University Press: 3-24.
Herrera, Linda (2010) “Egyptian Youths’ Quest for Jobs and Justice” In Linda Herrera and Asef Bayat (Editors) Being Young and Muslim: New Cultural Politics in the Global South and North. New York: Oxford University Press: 127-143.
Herrera, Linda and Asef Bayat (2010) “Conclusion: Knowing Muslim Youth.” In Linda Herrera and Asef Bayat (Editors) Being Young and Muslim: New Cultural Politics in the Global South and North. New York: Oxford University Press: 355-364.
Herrera, Linda (2010). Education and Ethnography: Insiders, Outsiders, and Gatekeepers. In World Yearbook of Education 2010: Education and the Arab World: Political Projects, Struggles, and Geometries of Power. André Mazawi and Ronald G. Sultana, Editors. New York: Routledge: 117-131.
Herrera, Linda (2010) A Song for Humanistic Education: Pedagogy and Politics in the Middle East (reprinted) In Christine Hunner-Kreisel and Sabine Andresen (Eds). Kindheit und Jugend in muslimischen Lebenswelten (Children and Youth in Muslim Lifeworlds). Heidelberg, Germany: VS Verlag: 211-234.
Herrera, Linda (2007) Un Jeu De Filles ? Négocier La Pratique Du Sport Dans l’Enseignement Égyptien. In Bennani-Chraïbi, Mounia and Iman Farag (editors) Jeunesses Des Sociétés Arabes. Par Delà Les Promesses Et Les Menaces. Paris :Aux Lieux d’être, Cairo :CEDEJ.
Herrera, Linda (2006) Higher Education in the Arab World. In James J. F. Forest and Philip Altbach (Editors) International Handbook of Higher Education. Springer Publishers: 409-421. Herrera, Linda and Carlos Alberto Torres (2006) Introduction: Possibilities for Critical Education in the Arab World. In Linda Herrera and Carlos A. Torres (Editors) Cultures of Arab Schooling: Critical Ethnographies from Egypt. New York: State University of New York Press. Pp. 1-24.
Herrera, Linda (2006) Islamization and Education: Between Politics, Profit, and Pluralism. In Linda Herrera and Carlos A. Torres (Editors) Cultures of Arab Schooling: Critical Ethnographies from Egypt. New York: State University of New York Press. Pp. 25-52.
Herrera, Linda (2006) The Colors of Change: Participation and Praxis in Egyptian Education. In Linda Herrera and Carlos A. Torres (Editors) Cultures of Arab Schooling: Critical Ethnographies from Egypt. New York: State University of New York Press. Pp. 153-178.
Herrera, Linda (2003) Islamization and Education: Between Politics, Culture and the Market. In John Esposito & François Burgat (Editors) Modernizing Islam: Religion and the Public Sphere in the Middle East and Europe. London: Hurst & Company: 167-189.
Herrera, Linda (2003) “al-muqadimma: al-thaqafat al-tarbawiyya fi Misr.” (Introduction: School Cultures in Egypt). In L. Herrera (ed.) Qiyam! Julus! Thaqafat al-Ta’alim fi Misr. [Stand-up! Sit Down!” Cultures of Schooling in Egypt] Cairo: Population Council (in Arabic): 9-22.
Herrera, Linda (2003) "al-imkanat al tarbawiyya: al-musiqi wa hudud al-thaqafa al-tarbawiyya fi Misr". [Educational Possibilities: Music and the Borders of Educational Culture in Egypt]. In L. Herrera (ed.) Qiyam! Julus! Thaqafat al-Ta’alim fi Misr. Stand-up! Sit Down!” Cultures of Schooling in Egypt] Cairo: Population Council (in Arabic): 23-47.
Herrera, Linda (2001) Accommodating Disco and Quran: Lay Female Pedagogues and the Education of Metropolitan Muslims. In Muslim Traditions and Modern Techniques of Power, Armando Salvatore (Editor), Yearbook of the Sociology of Islam (vol. 3), Hamburg: Lit Verlag, and New York: Transaction Books: 225-239.
Shami, Seteney and Linda Herrera (1999) Introduction. In S. Shami and L. Herrera (eds). Between Field and Text: Emerging Voices in Egyptian Social Science. Cairo: Cairo Papers in Social Science. 2 (22): 1-13.
Herrera, Linda (1999) Mediating Education: The Emergence and Divergence of Islamic Private Schools in Egypt. In 20th Anniversary Symposium: Twenty Years of Development in Egypt (1977-1997). Cairo Papers in Social Science. Vol. 21 (2): 103-114.
Herrera, Linda (in-press) Colonial Education Systems, Influence on Middle Eastern Educational Development. In Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education. James A. Banks (Editor) Sage Publications, Inc.
Herrera, Linda (2008) Education: The Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia. In The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World. 8 vols. Peter N. Stearns (Editor). New York: Oxford University Press: Vol. 3: 54-58.
Herrera, Linda (2008) American University in Cairo. In The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World. 8 vols. Peter N. Stearns (Editor). New York: Oxford University Press: Vol. 1: 133-134.
Herrera, Linda (2004) Education and Social Transformation in the Middle East: 1800-Present. In Philip Mattar et. al, (Editors), Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa, 2nd Edition. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson-Gale. Vol. 2: 756-762.
Herrera, Linda (2004) in Mattar, Philip (ed.) (2003) Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa, 2nd Edition. New York: Macmillan (entries on “Education”; “American College for Girls”; “Nabawiyya Musa”; “Amina al-Sa’id”)
Selected Blogs and Media
Herrera, Linda (2011) Egypt’s Revolution 2.0: The Facebook Factor. Jadaliyya. (http://www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/612/egypts-revolution-2.0_the-facebook-factor)
Herrera, Linda and Peter Mayo. (2011) Digital Youth, Arab Revolution and the Challenge of Work. Counterpunch. http://www.counterpunch.org/herrera03042011.html
Herrera, Linda. (2011) Two Faces of Revolution. Closer. http://religionresearch.org/martijn/2011/02/01/two-faces-of-revolution/
Herrera, Linda and S. Deghati (2010) The Children of Iran: Lives in Tumult. Open Democracy. 19 February. http://www.opendemocracy.net/linda-herrera-s-deghati/children-of-iran-lives-in-tumult.
(Video) Herrera, Linda (2011) Illinois International TV Show "Youth and Social Media in Egypt: Igniting a New Political Consciousness"
(Video and text) A minute with Middle East Experts Asef Bayat and Linda Herrera. News Bureau of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. http://illinois.edu/lb/article/72/48698.
(video) WCIA 3-News, Central Illinois. (Feb. 9, 2011) http://illinoishomepage.net/fulltext/?nxd_id=215696
(radio) Voices of the Middle East and North Africa (KPFA), WCEV's Radio Islam (Feb. 9, 2011) Canadian Broadcasting Company (Feb. 18, 2011)
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