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Bloggers' Right to the City: Navigating Cairo's Real and Virtual Spaces of Freedom 1 edition

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Bloggers' Right to the City
Navigating Cairo's Real and Virtual Spaces of Freedom

Published 2011 by LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing in Saarbrucken, Germany .
Written in English.

About the Book

Faced with formidable challenges to expression in Cairo's public spaces, urban blogger activists have developed new means of articulating dissent with spatial tactics from boycott campaigns, cyber-activism and protest art to innovations in mobilisation, modes of communication and organisational flexibility. Urban blogger activists have transformed Spaces of Freedom into heterotopian zones for public protest, employing urban installations and street graffiti, prompting the construction of a significant site of urban resistance and spatial contestation. This was particularly evident during January 2011 pro-democracy street rallies and sit-ins within Cairo's Tahrir Square, this part of the city being regarded as a contested site for collective action and as a symbolic space for urban youth's political participation and spatial appropriation. The emergence of this grassroots street activism opens up a new public sphere through which the role of urban governance might be contested to accommodate cultural identities within various forms of spatiality and popular democracy.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables and Boxes
Chapter One: Blogosphere in the Space of Flows
Chapter Two: Networked Social Movements and Geographies of Protest
Transnational Networks and Flâneur Activists
Chapter Three: The Bloggers' Movement and the Egyptian Blogosphere
The Egyptian Blogosphere and Online Activism
Bloggers' Narratives
Chapter Four: Bloggers Reclaiming the Streets
The Right to the City
Cairo's Contested Public Spaces
The Flâneur Activists and Bloggers' Street Movement
Chapter Five: The New Civil Society Mobilisation
2011 Winter Uprising in the Space of Global Flows
Emerging Hybrid Spaces of Freedom

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