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Teaching the Arab Uprisings: Between Media Maelstrom and Pedantic Pedagogy

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  28 March 2013

Adel Iskandar*
Georgetown University


The recent protests and revolutionary movements in the Middle East, which commenced in late 2010, constitute a cataclysm not only in the way we understand the relation between states and publics in each respective country, but also in the manner the region is taught. Significantly, Arab media studies has emerged as a vital and extremely functional subject of immediate relevance to the studies of Middle East politics. The explosion of media worldwide and in the region has created new connections, increased information flows, and forged new opportunities for solidarities and transnational dissident identities to emerge.

Symposium: Teaching about the Middle East Since the Arab Uprisings
Copyright © American Political Science Association 2013

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