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The 2011 Egyptian Revolution and Social Change: Examining Collective Actions towards Transformations in Public Space

Abstract This thesis explores some of the ways in which Egyptian men and women changed certain aspects of their reality through collective actions in public spaces during and after the 2011 Revolution. This thesis argues that the power of collective action which Egyptian men and women successfully employed in 2011 to bring down the thirty year regime of Hosni Mubarak carried over into the post-Revolutionary era to express itself in three unique ways: the combatting of women's sexual harassment in public spaces, the creation of graffiti with distinct Revolutionary themes, and the creation of protest music which drew from historical precedent while also creating new songs. The methodology of this study of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution lies is the u... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Schmidl, Hannah L. (Author) / El Hamel, Chouki (Advisor) / Gallab, Abdullahi (Committee member) / Dallett, Nancy (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject History / Middle Eastern history / graffiti / music / public history / revolution / social change movement theory / women
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 146 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. History 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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