The Arab Spring: The End of Postcolonialism

The Arab Spring: The End of Postcolonialism

by Hamid Dabashi
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1780322232

ISBN-13: 9781780322230

Pub. Date: 05/08/2012

Publisher: Zed Books

This pioneering explanation of the Arab Spring will define a new era of thinking about the Middle East.

In this landmark book, Hamid Dabashi argues that the revolutionary uprisings that have engulfed multiple countries and political climes from Morocco to Iran and from Syria to Yemen, were driven by a 'Delayed Defiance' - a point of rebellion against domestic

Overview

This pioneering explanation of the Arab Spring will define a new era of thinking about the Middle East.

In this landmark book, Hamid Dabashi argues that the revolutionary uprisings that have engulfed multiple countries and political climes from Morocco to Iran and from Syria to Yemen, were driven by a 'Delayed Defiance' - a point of rebellion against domestic tyranny and globalized disempowerment alike - that signifies no less than the end of Postcolonialism. Sketching a new geography of liberation, Dabashi shows how the Arab Spring has altered the geopolitics of the region so radically that we must begin re-imagining the 'the Middle East'.

Ultimately, the 'permanent revolutionary mood' Dabashi brilliantly explains has the potential to liberate not only those societies already ignited, but many others through a universal geopolitics of hope.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780322230
Publisher:
Zed Books
Publication date:
05/08/2012
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Arab Spring: The End of Postcoloniality
1. Decentering the World: How the Arab Spring Unfolded
2. Towards Liberation Geography
3. A New Language of Revolt
4. Discovering a New World
5. From the Green Movement to the Jasmine Revolutions
6. The center cannot hold
7. The End of Postcolonialism
8. Race, Gender, and Class in Transnational Revolutions
9. Libya: The Crucible
10. Delayed Defiance
Conclusion. The People Demand the Overthrow of the Regime

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