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Networked Publics and Digital Contention: The Politics of Everyday Life in Tunisia

Mohamed Zayani


How is the adoption of digital media in the Arab world affecting the relationship between the state and its subjects? What new forms of online engagement and strategies of resistance have emerged from the aspirations of digitally empowered citizens? This book tells the compelling story of the concurrent evolution of technology and society in the Middle East and North Africa region. It brings into focus the intricate relationship between Internet development, youth activism, cyber resistance, and political participation. Taking Tunisia—the birthplace of the Arab uprisings—as a case study, it of ... More

Keywords: contention, everyday life, digital media, social media, youth activism, political communication, cyber resistance, Arab uprisings, Middle East, Tunisia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780190239763
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190239763.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mohamed Zayani, author
Associate Professor of Critical Theory, Georgetown University School of Public Service in Qatar