City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

The Arab Spring - Tropes & Discourses

By oonaghcarroll - Posted on 12 October 2011

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Professor Yasir Suleiman CBE FRSE
Professor of Modern Arabic Studies, University of Cambridge

How did the official media in Egypt, Libya and Syria discuss the Arab Spring? What tropes of national identity did these media use to describe and explain the popular uprisings in these countries?
What do these descriptions and tropes tell us about the structure of the Arab political scene? Will Islamist movements gain political ascendency in the post-revloutionary Arab order? What lessons can be learnt from the Arab Spring in the way we discuss and debate the Middle East?
This lecture will deal with these issues by examining ways of media representation, inter-Arab political rivalries and the Islamist phobia regionally and in Western circles.

The talk is open to all and free to attend, although registration is required.

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