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Cairo Diary: Space-Wars, Public Visibility and the Transformation of Public Space in Post-revolutionary Egypt

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I have to admit that I have rarely encountered such reserve in putting pen to paper as I have since January 2011. During recent months I have kept on writing scattered notes every now and then. Whenever I was finished with a short article, another dramatic event, massacre or killing occurred. This led me to stop writing at once. The overwhelming events affected me by triggering a deep resistance to writing, let alone publishing, as if the written word could have been a direct betrayal of the lived experience (Figure 4.1).

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  • Public Space
  • Informal Economy
  • Security Force
  • Public Performance
  • Public Visibility

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Abaza, M. (2013). Cairo Diary: Space-Wars, Public Visibility and the Transformation of Public Space in Post-revolutionary Egypt. In: Berry, C., Harbord, J., Moore, R. (eds) Public Space, Media Space. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137027764_5

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