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Arang Keshavarzian

The Journey to Tahrir: Revolution, Protest, and Social Change in Egypt

[The Journey to Tahrir: Revolution, Protest, and Social Change in Egypt, by Jeannie Sowers and Chris Toensing (eds). Verso, 2012.] ­­

Since the overthrow of Tunisia and Egypt’s entrenched dictators, pundits and academics have scrambled to keep up with the surprising and fast-moving events across the region. Much of the journalistic coverage gravitated towards the drama and spectacle of the protests and the immediate concerns and checkered outcomes of these revolutionary moments.  Much ink was spilled on notions of twitter revolutions, the leaderless and youth-dominated movements, the potential for ...

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Arang Keshavarzian

Arang Keshavarzian
 is Associate Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University. He is the author of Bazaar and State in Iranthe Politics of the Tehran Marketplace (Cambridge University Press, 2007). He was also a member of the editorial committee of Middle East Report (MERIP) from 2005 to 2011.