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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


  • List of Illustrations*
  • I. In the Name of the People
    • The People Want
    • The Dictator’s Two Bodies
    • Creative Insurgency
  • II. Burning Man
    • Protest Suicide
    • Viral Pain
    • The Defender
    • A Bad Rap
    • Down and Out in Tunis
    • Loaves of Contention
    • A Better Future
  • III. Laughing Cow
    • Pharaoh’s Health
    • A Digital Body Politic
    • Living Martyr
    • Funny Men
    • Laughing Cow
    • The Poodle and the Bear
    • The Lion and the Eagle
    • The Dictator’s Tear
  • IV. Puppets and Masters
    • An Eye for an Eye?
    • The Upper Hand
    • Sprayman
    • Stencil Standstill
    • Top Goon
    • Giving Bashar the Finger
    • In Sickness and in Health
  • V. Virgins and Vixens
    • The Naked Blogger of Cairo
    • The Aesthetics of Disrobement
    • Dutiful Daughter
    • Blue Bra Girl
    • Vigilance and Virulence
    • Sextremism and Islamophobia
    • The Dilemma of the Liberals
    • Abstract Bodies?
  • VI. Requiem for a Revolution
    • Concept Pop?
    • The Creative-Curatorial-Corporate Complex
    • The Daesh Stain
    • Another Pharaoh?
    • The Specter of Death
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • * Illustrations
    • Fig. 1 Pinocchio in TV Screen, stencil, Cairo, 2011
    • Fig. 2 Baguette Man, photo, Tunis, 2011
    • Fig. 3 Martyr-Fish-Fly, mural by Ammar Abo Bakr, Luxor, 2013
    • Fig. 4 This Is Civil Disobedience, Asha‘b Assoury ‘Aref Tareqoh, undated
    • Fig. 5 The King of the Jungle Rides a Tank, stencil, Beirut, 2011
    • Fig. 6 The Sectarian System, stencil, Beirut, 2011
    • Fig. 7 A Rebel’s Diary (screen grab), blog, 2011
    • Fig. 8 Aliaa vs. Samira, mural/stencils by Ammar Abo Bakr, Luxor, 2011
    • Fig. 9 Blue Bra Girl against the System, stencil, Beirut, 2011
    • Fig. 10 Qahera, webcomic by Deena Mohamed, 2013

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