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The Resource Leaks, hacks, and scandals : Arab culture in the digital age, Tarek El-Ariss

Leaks, hacks, and scandals : Arab culture in the digital age, Tarek El-Ariss

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Leaks, hacks, and scandals : Arab culture in the digital age
Title
Leaks, hacks, and scandals
Title remainder
Arab culture in the digital age
Statement of responsibility
Tarek El-Ariss
Title variation
Arab culture in the digital age
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Language
eng
Summary
"In recent years, Arab activists have confronted authoritarian regimes both on the street and online, leaking videos and exposing atrocities, and demanding political rights. Tarek El-Ariss situates these critiques of power within a pervasive culture of scandal and leaks and shows how cultural production and political change in the contemporary Arab world are enabled by digital technology yet emerge from traditional cultural models. Focusing on a new generation of activists and authors from Egypt and the Arabian Peninsula, El-Ariss connects WikiLeaks to The Arabian Nights, Twitter to mystical revelation, cyberattacks to pre-Islamic tribal raids, and digital activism to the affective scene-making of Arab popular culture. He shifts the epistemological and historical frameworks from the postcolonial condition to the digital condition and shows how new media challenge the novel as the traditional vehicle for political consciousness and intellectual debate. Theorizing the rise of "the leaking subject" who reveals, contests, and writes through chaotic yet highly political means, El-Ariss investigates the digital consciousness, virality, and affective forms of knowledge that jolt and inform the public and that draw readers in to the unfolding fiction of scandal. Leaks, Hacks, and Scandals maps the changing landscape of Arab modernity, or Nahda, in the digital age and traces how concepts such as the nation, community, power, the intellectual, the author, and the novel are hacked and recoded through new modes of confrontation, circulation, and dissent."--
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El-Ariss, Tarek
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illustrations
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Digital media
  • Communication
  • Arab countries
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Leaks, hacks, and scandals : Arab culture in the digital age, Tarek El-Ariss
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-214) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1077227180
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 217 pages
Isbn
9780691181936
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1077227180
Label
Leaks, hacks, and scandals : Arab culture in the digital age, Tarek El-Ariss
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1077227180
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 217 pages
Isbn
9780691181936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1077227180

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