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dc.contributor.advisor Sabea, Hanan Galal, Ola 2013-01-23T07:30:34Z 2013-01-23T16:00:03Z 2013 Winter 2013-01-23
dc.description.abstract This thesis documents the narratives of a group of Egyptian youth about their participation in the 18 days of protest and analyzes their narratives in terms of reasons and meanings of taking part in such events. First, I analyze how these youth constructed their memory of the 18 days and produced a certain version of history. Second, I look at the meanings they ascribed to the Revolution through examining their narratives about why and how they participated in the 18 days and how such an experience changed their perception about and their desire for participating in collective action and politics in general. Analytically, I examine the making of political subjects through the unfolding of an event, i.e. the Revolution. I argue that the making of political subjectivity through participation in the events identified as the Revolution is equally shaped by sensibilities of belonging to a collective articulated in patriotic terms. In sum, I aim to contribute to the production of histories about the Revolution from the perspective of its participants, as well as to analyze the meanings of belonging, the nation, citizenship, and subjectivity that emerge from experiences of protest and the constitution of narratives thereof. I contend that it is not only the events themselves and the experiences thereof that shape political subjectivity, but equally important is the production of historical narratives thereof. en
dc.format.extent 118 p. en
dc.format.medium theses en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject Egypt en
dc.subject Arab Spring, 2010- en
dc.subject Revolutions en
dc.subject Youth protest movements en
dc.subject Protest movements en
dc.subject Political participation en
dc.subject Youth en
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en
dc.subject.lcsh Egypt -- History -- Protests, 2011-
dc.subject.lcsh Egypt -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
dc.subject.lcsh Youth -- Egypt -- Social conditions.
dc.title El Thawra and El Balad: narratives of youth about protest participation and political subjectivity in the January 25 Revolution en
dc.type Text en
dc.subject.discipline Anthropology en
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Egyptology en
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval has been obtained for this item. en
dc.contributor.committeeMember Czajka, Agnes
dc.contributor.committeeMember Saad, Reem

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