Tag: social movements

Bearing Witness, #IranElection (part 1): Negar Mottahedeh on the Background to “Rosewater”

Bearing Witness, #IranElection (part 1): Negar Mottahedeh on the Background to “Rosewater”

[ 0 ] April 10, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 10, 2015:  Duke University literature professor Negar Mottahedeh set the scene for “Rosewater”  — a feature film about the real-life imprisonment of Canadian-Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari following his coverage of the 2009 Iran elections — at a public screening of the film last month.  Released in November […]

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Bearing Witness, #IranElection (part 2): Phil Bennett & Negar Mottahedeh on the Lessons of “Rosewater”

Bearing Witness, #IranElection (part 2): Phil Bennett & Negar Mottahedeh on the Lessons of “Rosewater”

[ 0 ] April 10, 2015 |

Scholars discuss the power and limits of bearing witness — as traditional or citizen journalists — and the government’s use of social media as a tool of control and repression. by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 10, 2015: *updated on April 13, with new information on the Rezaian case Last month Duke University […]

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Zeynep Tufekci: Social Movements and Governments in the Digital Age

Zeynep Tufekci: Social Movements and Governments in the Digital Age

[ 0 ] December 18, 2014 |

Evaluating a Complex Landscape by ZEYNEP TUFEKCI for COLUMBIA JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (Vol 68, No 1 Fall/Winter 2014) on DECEMBER 12, 2014:  SUMMARY: Recently, social movements have shaken countries around the world. Most of these movements have thoroughly integrated digital connectivity into their toolkits, especially for organizing, gaining publicity, and effectively communicating. Governments, too, have been […]

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WATCH: Hybrid Regimes, Hybrid Social Movements, and Chaos Post-Arab Spring

[ 0 ] May 20, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN on MAY 21, 2014:  Abdelhay Moudden, who teaches in the political science department of the Mohamed V University in Morocco, presented on “Hybrid Regimes, Hybrid Social Movements, and Chaos: Post-Arab Spring Conditions” as part of a panel discussion on “Art, Revolutions, and the Ethics of Alternative Social Projects” at the Arts of […]

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Omid Safi — Standing Up in Turkey: Civil Disobedience and the “Standing Humans” Campaign

Omid Safi — Standing Up in Turkey: Civil Disobedience and the “Standing Humans” Campaign

[ 0 ] June 20, 2013 |

by OMID SAFI for RELIGION NEWS SERVICE on JUNE 19, 2013:  There are thousands  of people standing around in Turkey. it is a bold political statement. Here’s one more amazing feature about the social protests in Turkey:   the adaptability. The police have shot down the protests in Taksim Square? The protestors retreated back to Gezi […]

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Frances Hasso: Alternative Worlds at the 2013 World Social Forum (Tunis)

Frances Hasso: Alternative Worlds at the 2013 World Social Forum (Tunis)

[ 0 ] April 23, 2013 |

    by FRANCES S. HASSO for ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 23, 2013: Last month I attended the World Social Forum (WSF) – my first – in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia. I study social movements and teach about the WSF and the very different and more established annual scrum of the powerful in Davos — […]

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Caitlin Cleaver: The Harlem Shake — A Rallying Cry for Arab Youth?

Caitlin Cleaver: The Harlem Shake — A Rallying Cry for Arab Youth?

[ 0 ] March 17, 2013 |

  by CAITLIN CLEAVER for ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 18, 2013: The Harlem Shake.  It may seem to many of us like a crazy dance that’s been sweeping the nation’s community of YouTube fanatics. But is there more to it? In fact, its significance has been much more powerful in the Arab world, where protests and […]

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