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Egypt Monthly Edition on Jadaliyya (September 2014)

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[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]. 

Ahmed Douma: Two Poems
Elliot Colla translates two poems written by imprisoned activist Ahmed Douma in 2010 and 2011. 

New Texts Out Now: Laurie A. Brand, Official Stories: Politics and National Narratives in Egypt and Algeria
Jadaliyya interviews Lauri A. Brand who has recently published a book entitled: “Official Stories: Political and National Narratives in Egypt and Algeria.”

Mehdi Haddab
Medrar TV reports on Algerian French musician Mehdi Haddab who performed with a group of musicians in Cairo. 

 Muhammad Abduh: A Profile from the Archives 
Jadaliyya’s A Profile from the Archives Page sheds light on the life, contributions, and intellect of Egyptian Islamic jurist and scholar Muhammad Abduh. This piece is translated and published in Arabic.

Jamal ad-Din al-Afghani: A Profile from the Archives
Jadaliyya’s A Profile from the Archives Page introduces politician and intellectual Jamal ad-Din al-Afghani. This piece is translated and published in Arabic.

New Texts Out Now: Linda Herrera, Revolution in the Age of Social Media: The Egyptian Popular Insurrection and the Internet
Jadaliyya interviews Linda Herrera on her recently published book entitled: “Revolution in the Age of Social Media: The Egyptian Popular Insurrection and the Internet.”  

Roundtable Introduction: New Media, New Politics? Revolutions in Theory and Practice
Miriyam Aouragh and Adel Iskandar introduce several principles on researching the Internet and its role in galvanizing revolutionary movements.

The Built-In Obsolescence of the Facebook Leader
Paolo Gerbaudo writes on the role that leadership on social media networks plays in revolutionary movements.

Activism on the Move: Mediating Protest Space in Egypt with Mobile Technology
Kira Allmann says that the mobility of this handheld technology “gives activists and protesters unprecedented ability to traverse and transgress in physical and virtual space, and it imbues the technology with new, revolutionary significance.”

Keynote Address: Some Reflections on the Role of Media in Egypt’s January 25th Revolution
Walter Armbrust delves into the situational and historic dynamics that undergirded the media practices surrounding the January 25 revolution in Egypt.

Special Address: Digital Media and the Freedom Struggle
Jillian York addresses the most prominent conditions that resulted in popular upheavals in the region along with highlighting the role of new media in supporting revolutionary movements in light of governments’ clampdown on freedoms. 

The Meme-ing of Revolution: Creativity, Folklore, and the Dislocation of Power in Egypt
Adel Iskandar analyzes the political and cultural significance of memes in reflecting the popular dissident sentiments among Egypt’s youth.

The Iron Way
Ahmed Ashraf photographs Egyptian commuters inside Cairo's train system.

Revolutionary Street Art: Complicating the Discourse
Hannah Elansary highlights the public's opinion on "Revolutionary Street Art" rather than focusing on its political and revolutionary meaning. 



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