Free Time: Online and Offline

  • Talha H. FadaakEmail author
  • Ken Roberts


Saudi Arabia may be the most religiously and politically conservative among all the Arab countries, but it is not a hermit kingdom. This is not the Middle East’s North Korea. This chapter explains how the country has been opened by (mostly temporary) inward and outward migration, and how new media have now brought the rest of the world into Saudis’ lives on a daily basis.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Umm Al-Qura UniversityMeccaSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.School of Sociology and Social PolicyUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK

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