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dc.contributor.advisor Westmoreland, Mark El-Hawary, Nouran Al-Anwar 2014-09-23T06:07:36Z 2014-09-23T06:07:36Z September 2014 en_US 2014-09-23
dc.description.abstract This study is concerned with the spatial transformations taking place in Mohamed Mahmoud that branches from Midan el-Tahrir; the official site of the Egyptian January 25 Revolution. Since the revolution, this street has witnessed a great deal of violence during several bloody clashes between protesters and security forces. It has also become famous for the dissenting graffiti murals wrapping the walls of it entrance. By conducting ethnography of this block of Mohamed Mahmoud Street, my study focuses on the residents and shop owners in the area, who I frame as the graffiti's ‘unintended audience,’ to understand how these spatial and political transformations have affected this space, the residents’ experience, social relations and sense of belonging. I argue that these new spatial transformations brought by the revolution have introduced an alternative public space, inviting a peculiar array of incidents and distinctive social interactions in which people deploy the mode of speaking in their subversion of many ambivalences in the course of troubled political transition. en_US
dc.format.extent 121 p. en_US
dc.format.medium theses en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject Graffiti en_US
dc.subject Mohamed Mahmoud en_US
dc.subject politics of transitions en_US
dc.subject identities en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Egypt -- History -- Protests, 2011- -- Graffiti.
dc.subject.lcsh Graffiti -- Egypt -- 21st century.
dc.subject.lcsh Street art -- Egypt -- 21st century.
dc.subject.lcsh Cairo (Egypt) -- Social conditions.
dc.title The graffiti of Mohamed Mahmoud and the politics of transition in Egypt: The transformation of space, sociality and identities en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline Sociology and Anthropology en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Egyptology en_US
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval has been obtained for this item. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Abaza, Mona
dc.contributor.committeeMember Rieker, Martina

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