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Leaks, Hacks, and Scandals - Arab Culture in the Digital Age (Paperback): Tarek El-Ariss

Leaks, Hacks, and Scandals - Arab Culture in the Digital Age (Paperback)

Tarek El-Ariss

Series: Translation/Transnation, 40

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How digital media are transforming Arab culture, literature, and politics In recent years, Arab activists have confronted authoritarian regimes both on the street and online, leaking videos and exposing atrocities, and demanding political rights. Tarek El-Ariss situates these critiques of power within a pervasive culture of scandal and leaks and shows how cultural production and political change in the contemporary Arab world are enabled by digital technology yet emerge from traditional cultural models. Focusing on a new generation of activists and authors from Egypt and the Arabian Peninsula, El-Ariss connects WikiLeaks to The Arabian Nights, Twitter to mystical revelation, cyberattacks to pre-Islamic tribal raids, and digital activism to the affective scene-making of Arab popular culture. He shifts the epistemological and historical frameworks from the postcolonial condition to the digital condition and shows how new media challenge the novel as the traditional vehicle for political consciousness and intellectual debate. Theorizing the rise of "the leaking subject" who reveals, contests, and writes through chaotic yet highly political means, El-Ariss investigates the digital consciousness, virality, and affective forms of knowledge that jolt and inform the public and that draw readers in to the unfolding fiction of scandal. Leaks, Hacks, and Scandals maps the changing landscape of Arab modernity, or Nahda, in the digital age and traces how concepts such as the nation, community, power, the intellectual, the author, and the novel are hacked and recoded through new modes of confrontation, circulation, and dissent.

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Imprint: Princeton University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Translation/Transnation, 40
Release date: December 2018
First published: 2019
Authors: Tarek El-Ariss
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 240
ISBN-13: 978-0-691-18193-6
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Communication studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Communication studies > Media studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > From 1900
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Ethical issues & debates
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Human rights
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Ethical issues & debates > Censorship
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Human rights > Freedom of information & freedom of speech
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LSN: 0-691-18193-4
Barcode: 9780691181936

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