Blown Away by the Winds Like Ashes: Biopower in Egypts #25 Jan and Iraqs 14 Tammuz

Elizabeth Bishop
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Citizens of the Arab Middle East have taken part in a wave of democracy movements; in Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia at least, their protests have resulted in regime change. Drawing on Michel Foucault's personal experiences in one of these countries, and informed by his concept of 'biopolitics,' this essay connects Egyptians' current liberation struggle with their earlier revolution in 1952, in order to compare these experiences with Iraqis' 1958 Tammuz revolution. Were new social media as important, as the level of funding dedicated to the military And what is the role of diplomacy in a revolutionary moment


Arab Spring, Coup, Egypt, Iraq, new social media, radio, revolution

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