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Leaks, Hacks, and Scandals

Tarek El-Ariss


In recent years, Arab activists have confronted authoritarian regimes both on the street and online, leaking videos and exposing atrocities, and demanding political rights. This book 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, the book connects WikiLeaks to The Arabian Nights, Twitter to mystical revela ... More

Keywords: Arab activists, authoritarian regimes, power, scandal, Arab popular culture, digital consciousness, Arab modernity, digital age, dissent

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780691181936
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691181936.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tarek El-Ariss, author
Dartmouth University