Youth and Revolution in Tunisia [NOOK Book]

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The uprising in Tunisia has come to be seen as the first true revolution of the twenty-first century, one that kick-started the series of upheavals across the region now known as the Arab Spring. In this remarkable work, Alcinda Honwana goes beyond superficial accounts of what occurred to explore the defining role of the country's youth, and in particular the cyber activist. Drawing on fresh testimony from those who shaped events, the book describes in detail the experiences of young activists through the 29 days...
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Youth and Revolution in Tunisia

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Overview

The uprising in Tunisia has come to be seen as the first true revolution of the twenty-first century, one that kick-started the series of upheavals across the region now known as the Arab Spring. In this remarkable work, Alcinda Honwana goes beyond superficial accounts of what occurred to explore the defining role of the country's youth, and in particular the cyber activist. Drawing on fresh testimony from those who shaped events, the book describes in detail the experiences of young activists through the 29 days of the revolution and the challenges they encountered after the fall of the regime and the dismantling of the ruling party. Now, as old and newly established political forces are moving into the political void created by Ben Ali's departure, tensions between the older and younger generations are sharpening. An essential account of an event that has inspired the world, and its potential repercussions for the Middle East, Africa and beyond.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780324647
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • Publication date: 7/11/2013
  • Series: African Arguments
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 545 KB

Meet the Author

Alcinda Honwana has been Professor and Chair in International Development at the Open University (OU) in the UK, where she also directed the International Development Centre (IDC), a research program focused on issues of international human development. Before joining the OU, Honwana worked for the Social Science Research Council in New York, where she directed the Children and Armed Conflict Program and the Africa Program. She lectured Anthropology at the Universities Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo, University of Cape Town in South Africa, and the New School for Social Research in New York. Honwana also worked for the United Nations as research coordinator in the Office of the Special Representative for Children in Armed Conflict. Honwana was awarded the prestigious Prince Claus Chair for Development and Equity by the Institute of Social Studies and University of Utrecht in 2008. She served as a member of the Board of the Council for the Development of Social Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and on the Board of Directors of the African Studies Association (ASA) in the USA.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Growing Malaise in the Country
2. The Main Actors of the Revolution
3. Key Events through the Eyes of Youth
4. Youth and the Post-Ben Ali Transition
5. The Young Voice at the Ballot Box
Conclusion: Generational Change

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