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The Naked Blogger of Cairo

Creative Insurgency in the Arab World

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674980051

Publication Date: 08/14/2017


304 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

10 halftones


Marwan Kraidy’s The Naked Blogger of Cairo: Creative Insurgency in the Arab World is a deep dive into the cultural politics of the Arab uprisings… Kraidy’s sharp insights and rich descriptions of a new Arab generation’s irrepressible creative urges will amply reward the effort. Reading Kraidy’s accounts of the politically charted cultural gambits of wired Arab youth rekindles some of the seemingly lost spirit of the early days of the Arab uprisings and offers hope for the future.—Marc Lynch, The Washington Post

The Naked Blogger of Cairo is an astonishingly accessible work for one that is also deeply intellectual and scholarly… Kraidy combines intellectual erudition with style and wit… The Naked Blogger of Cairo is a superb and important work not just for scholars but for anyone who cares about the relationships between art, the body, and revolution.—Hans Rollman, PopMatters

The Naked Blogger of Cairo represents a landmark in the literature on media and the Arab uprisings, and in the study of media and the politics of the body.—Hatim El-Hibri, H-Net Reviews

The Naked Blogger of Cairo is yet another testament to the range and ingenuity of Marwan Kraidy’s scholarship. He is without a doubt our most insightful critic of Arab media, and this book is essential reading for our times.—Michael Curtin, University of California, Santa Barbara

In The Naked Blogger of Cairo, Marwan Kraidy offers a fascinating account of the workings of power and resistance in a digitally connected Middle East that will shake confidence in conventional narratives about the cultural dynamics of the Arab uprisings. It is an original contribution and essential reading for those who want to move beyond clichéd frames and facile analyses.—Mohamed Zayani, Georgetown University

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