Mediated Identities and New Journalism in the Arab World

Mapping the "Arab Spring"

  • Aziz Douai
  • Mohamed Ben Moussa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Mediated Identities and “Arab Spring” Politics

  3. New Media Journalism and Political Change

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 211-214

About this book


This book looks into the role played by mediated communication, particularly new and social media, in shaping various forms of struggles around power, identity and religion at a time when the Arab world is going through an unprecedented period of turmoil and upheaval. The book provides unique and multifocal perspectives on how new forms of communication remain at the centre of historical transformations in the region.   

The key focus of this book is not to ascertain the extent to which new communication technologies have generated the Arab spring or led to its aftermaths, but instead question how we can better understand many types of articulations between communication technologies, on the one hand, and forms of resistance, collective action, and modes of expression that have contributed to the recent uprisings and continue to shape the social and political upheavals in the region on the other. The book presents original perspectives and rigorous analysis by specialists and academics from around the world that will certainly enrich the debate around major issues raised by recent historical events.


Arab Spring Social Media Technological Determinism Social Shaping Global Communication Global Protest Globalization Arab Journalism journalism media New Journalism social science

Editors and affiliations

  • Aziz Douai
    • 1
  • Mohamed Ben Moussa
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Ontario Institute of TechnologyOshawaCanada
  2. 2.Canadian University of DubaiDubaiUnited Arab Emirates

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