The Journey to Tahrir

The Journey to Tahrir

Revolution, Protest, and Social Change in Egypt

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Random House, Inc.
The toppling of Hosni Mubarak marked the beginning of a revolutionary restructuring of Egypt’s political and social order. Jeannie Sowers and Chris Toensing bring together updated essays from Middle East Report—the premier journal covering the region—that offer unrivaled analysis of the major social and political trends that underpinned these tumultuous events.

Starting with the momentous eighteen days of street protest that compelled Mubarak’s resignation, the volume moves back in time to plumb the state’s strategies of repression and examine the mounting dissent of workers, democracy advocates, anti-war activists, and social and environmental campaigners. Leading analysts of Egypt detail the demographic and economic trends that produced wealth for the few and impoverishment for the many. The collection brings clear-headed, first-hand understanding to bear on a moment of intense hope and uncertainty in the Arab world’s most populous nation.

Baker & Taylor
Presents a collection of essays which examines the Egyptian social and political forces which resulted in the overthrow of Hosni Mubarack and the coalition of reform groups who hope to establish a democratic, representative government.

Norton Pub

The toppling of Hosni Mubarak marked the beginning of a revolutionary restructuring of Egypt’s political and social order. Jeannie Sowers and Chris Toensing bring together updated essays from Middle East Report—the premier journal covering the region—that offer unrivaled analysis of the major social and political trends that underpinned these tumultuous events.

Starting with the momentous eighteen days of street protest that compelled Mubarak’s resignation, the volume moves back in time to plumb the state’s strategies of repression and examine the mounting dissent of workers, democracy advocates, anti-war activists, and social and environmental campaigners. Leading analysts of Egypt detail the demographic and economic trends that produced wealth for the few and impoverishment for the many. The collection brings clear-headed, first-hand understanding to bear on a moment of intense hope and uncertainty in the Arab world’s most populous nation.


Leading analysts of Egypt on repression, dissent and the dramatic revolution.

Book News
Edited by Sowers (political science, U. of New Hampshire) and Toensing (editor, Middle East Report), this work provides social, political, and economic context for the Tahrir Square uprising of 2011 that resulted in the overthrow of long-time Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak and recounts the course of the uprising and its immediate impact on Egypt's politics and economy. The contributors all have first-hand experience with Egypt (some are Egyptian activists and civil society organizers themselves) and approach the subject from a multitude of disciplinary lenses. Twenty-five papers are presented in sections on the January 25th Revolution; protest under authoritarian rule; political participation and political institutions under Mubarak; economic reform, demography, and environment; and the cultural politics of youth, gender, and marriage. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2012
Description: viii, 310 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781844678754
184467875X
Branch Call Number: 962.055 Jou

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