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Egypt Monthly Edition on Jadaliyya (January 2013)

[The anti-sexual harassment march to Tahrir on February 6. Image originally posted to Flickr by Gigi Ibrahim.] [The anti-sexual harassment march to Tahrir on February 6. Image originally posted to Flickr by Gigi Ibrahim.]

This is a monthly archive of pieces written by Jadaliyya contributors and editors on Egypt. It also includes material published on other platforms that editors deemed pertinent to post as they provide diverse depictions of Egypt-related topics. The pieces reflect the level of critical analysis and diversity that Jadaliyya strives for, but the views are solely the ones of their authors. If you are interested in contributing to Jadaliyya, send us your post with your bio and a release form to [click “Submissions” on the main page for more information].

الشباب والثورة: فقدان الوجهة
Muhammad Alaraby says that old political elites have managed to take control of the youth movements of the revolution and contain them.

The Opposition’s Lost Bet on the Economic Crisis
Amr Adly argues that the opposition’s hopes for political gains from the current economic crisis are miscalculated.

Another Year of Rage
The violence between protesters and security forces since the revolution is not a vendetta battle, but a war between the Egyptians and the state.

A Nation Derailed
Adel Iskandar writes about the significance of the train crash tragedy that happened just 11 days before the second anniversary of the revolution.

The Gendered Body Public: Egypt, Sexual Violence and Revolution
Maya Mikdashi warns of de-gendering the Arab uprisings and ignoring the violence that women face in them.

The Meaning of Revolution: On Samira Ibrahim
Sherene Seikaly tells the story of Samira Ibrahim, a victim of forced virginity tests performed by the army, who fought back defying state and societal pressure.

حالة الإسلاميين في مصر بعد عامين على الثورة
Khalil Al-Anani analyzes the effect of the past two years since the revolution on the Islamists in Egypt.

The Revolution Will Not Be Celebrated
To commemorate the second anniversary of the Jan25 Revolution, Jadaliyya presents a number of important pieces that put the past two years in context.

Was There A January 25 Revolution?
Joel Beinin argues that the popular uprising in Egypt of 2011 was outmaneuvered by the army and the Muslim Brotherhood and therefore, a revolution has not yet occurred.

Brothers and Officers: A History of Pacts
Wael Eskandar traces the relationship between the Muslim Brotherhood the pre-Jan25 state and army.

Meet AbdelRahman Mansour Who Made 25 January A Date to Remember
Linda Herrera tells the story of AbdelRahman Mansour, the co-admin of the We Are All Khalid Said page and the person to choose January 25 as a day for mass anti-Mubarak protest.

التحرير لامركزية الميدان
Mahmoud Salah talks about the significance of the square in bringing together Egyptians.

The Dramaturgy of A Street Corner
Mona Abaza writes about the evolution of street art covering the walls of Mohamed Mahmoud Street.

The Revolution and History
Paul Sedra argues that the Jan25 Revolution has made it necessarily to revisit Egyptian history and review with reference to Egypt’s new reality.

مستقبل السلفيين السياسي ماذا بعد الشريعة؟
Islam Mohamed Abdel-Bari gives Pakistan as example of the trajectory of declining popularity of Political Islam and discusses whether this situation would repeat as well in Egypt.

Alexandria Re-Imagined: The Revolution through Art
Amro Ali explores flourishing street art in Alexandria and talks to local artists.

عــامـــان عـلــى 25 يـنــايــــر فــي مصــــر مـكـــــامــــــن الــقــصــــــور فـــي الــثـــــــورة
Reflecting back on the revolution, Aly El Raggal says that it did not manage to change power relations on the lower levels of the power hierarchy.

"Tahrir," My Revolution
Samar Media’s series of videos with Egyptians who share their thoughts on the revolution and what it meant to them.

New Texts Out Now: Paolo Gerbaudo, Tweets and the Streets: Social Media and Contemporary Activism
An interview with Paolo Gerbaudo about his new book, coupled with some exclusive excerpts.

The Human Rights Situation in Egypt: An Interview with Aida Seif El-Dawla
An interview with Aida Seif El-Dawla, Executive Director of the al-Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence from the end of 2011.

“I Have The Picture!” Egypt’s Photographic Heritage between Neoliberalism and Digital Reproduction (Part II)
The second part of Lucie Ryzova’s essay on Egypt’s photographic heritage, the challenges in preserving it and the main actors interested in it.

QIZ: Egyptian Jeans Under the Patronage of the Muslim Brotherhood
A translation of Wael Gamal’s piece on the QIZ agreement between Egypt, Israel and the US.

EIPR Analysis: Overturning of Mubarak and Adli Conviction Expected Outcome of a Flawed Trial
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights’ report on the decision of the Cassation Court to return the Mubarak case for retrial.

New Texts Out Now: Nicola Pratt, The Gender Logics of Resistance to the "War on Terror"
Jadaliyya’s interview with Nicola Pratt about his latest article on civil resistance.

سراويل الكويز برعاية الإخوان
Wael Gamal criticizes the Qandil government for renewing the QIZ agreement with Israel and the USA.

الكويز وصندوق النقد ومصالح واشنطن
Mohamed El-Menshawy talks about the US pressure on Egypt to accept the IMF loan and a new QIZ agreement.

Ordering the Disorderly? Street Vendors and the Developmentalist State
Maha Abdelrahman comments on the new law extending punishment against street vendors and the dynamics of regulating public space in the recent Egyptian history.

عن الإسلام والأسلمة حسب الطلب وأنواع الدين
Amr Magdi says there are different shapes of religion and experiences of Islam in the world.

الرئيس مرسي وعدم القدرة على الخروج من بوتقة السمع والطاعة
Azmi Ashour writes about how the belonging of the president to the Muslim Brotherhood’s traditions is burdening his rule.

عن التفجير والأزمة الطائفية: محاولة للفهم وأخرى للهدم
Aly El Raggal argues Egyptians should look at incidents of sectarian strife in a different way.

Announcing the New Issue of Middle East Report Winter 2012
The latest issue of the Middle East Report is looking at the Egyptian Revolution two years on.

Call for Papers: Political Slogans in a Changing Arab World (April 2013, Cairo)
Announcement of the workshop on political slogans in the Arab World organized by the Orient-Institut in Beirut.

على من يستند حُكم الإخوان؟
Wael Gamal analyses the social base of the Muslim Brotherhood.

New Texts Out Now: Marwan M. Kraidy, The Revolutionary Body Politic
An interview with Marwan Kraidy about his new article on the role of the body as a political medium.

The Naked Bodies of Alia
Sara Mourad writes about the video in which blogger Alia al-Mahdy appears naked in a protest against the constitution.

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