Arab Youth: Social Mobilisation in Times of Risk

Arab Youth: Social Mobilisation in Times of Risk

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Arab Youth: Social Mobilisation in Times of Risk by Samir Khalaf, Roseanne Saad Khalaf

In 2011, Arab youth took to the streets in their thousands to demand their freedom. Although it is too early to speculate on the ultimate outcome of the uprisings, one auspicious feature stands out: they reveal the genesis of a new generation sparked by the desire for civil liberties, advocacy for human rights, and participatory democracy. This unique volume explores some of the antecedents of the upheavals and anticipates alternative venues of resistance that marginalized youth - from Lebanon, Syria and Palestine to Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Iran - can mobilize to realize their emancipatory expectations. Themes covered include the forging of meaningful collective identities in times of risk and uncertainty; youth militancy, neighborhood violence and youth gangs; the surge of youthful activism; and youths' expressive outlets through popular arts and street music.

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ISBN-13: 9780863568213
Publisher: Saqi
Publication date: 01/09/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 415
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Samir Khalaf is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Behavioral Research at the American University of Beirut. He has held academic appointments at Princeton, Harvard, MIT, and New York University. Among his books are Sexuality in the Arab World (with John Gagnon), The Heart of Beirut, Cultural Resistance and Lebanon Adrift, all by Saqi Books. Roseanne Saad Khalaf is Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at the American University of Beirut. She is the author and editor of five books, among them Hikayat: Short Stories by Lebanese Woman (Telegram), Transit Beirut and Arab Society and Culture, co-edited with Samir Khalaf (both by Saqi Books).

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