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Networked Publics and Digital ContentionThe Politics of Everyday Life in Tunisia$
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Mohamed Zayani

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780190239763

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190239763.001.0001

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On Digital Contention and Everyday Life

(p.2) (p.3) 1 Introduction
Networked Publics and Digital Contention

Mohamed Zayani

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter offers a contextual analysis of the relationship between media and politics within the Middle East and North Africa region and reflects on the relevance of the Tunisian experience. Pointing out the need to reconceive the relationship between media and political change, it highlights the significance of a digital culture of contention that developed outside institutional politics. This chapter also includes a section on the research design and the interpretative framework that were adopted in this story and an overview of the core chapters.

Keywords:   digital networks, digital contention, ICTs, everyday life, social movements, cyber activism, internet surveillance, youth bulge, Arab uprisings, resistance

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