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Book Talk: "Revolutionary Life: The Everyday of the Arab Spring"

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
CSAMES
Location
Illini Union, Second floor Author's corner
Date
Mar 2, 2023   4:00 - 5:00 pm  
Speaker
Professor Dr. Asef Bayat, Professor of Sociology, and Catherine & Bruce Bastian Professor of Global and Transnational Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Registration
Registration
Contact
Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
E-Mail
csames@illinois.edu
Phone
217-265-5016
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Revolutionary Life: The Everyday of the Arab Sprung is an attempt to offer a different way of thinking about revolution by focusing not simply on the elites, the state, and regime change but also on what the revolution meant to the ordinary people-- to the rural and urban poor, the marginalized youth, women, and other subaltern groups in their everyday life. The story of revolution, then, is not just what happened at the top; it is also the tale of what went on at the base—in farms, factories, families, and schools; in social relations governed by old hierarchies; in people’s subjectivities; and in the practices of everyday life. Drawing on the Arab spring revolutions focusing on Tunisia and Egypt, this book brings together and bridges the analytical disconnect between everyday life as the realm of the ordinary, the mundane, and the routine, and revolutions as the domain of the extraordinary, the monumental, and rupture. 

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