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Digital Resistance in the Middle East: New Media Activism in Everyday Life

Deborah L. Wheeler


This book argues that Internet diffusion and use in the Middle East enables meaningful micro-changes in citizens’ lives, even in states where no Arab Spring revolution occurred. Using ethnographic evidence, and conversations with Internet users in the Middle East, collected between 1996 and 2014 in Kuwait, Jordan, and Egypt, and a handful of short term research trips to other Arab states, including Tunisia (2000), Morocco (1997), UAE (1997; 2010-13), Oman (2004), Qatar (2011-2013), and Saudi Arabia (2012-13), this manuscript presents a grass roots look at how new media use fits into the practi ... More

Keywords: Internet, Middle East, Agency, Authoritarianism, Political Culture, Kuwait, Egypt, and Jordan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781474422550
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422550.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deborah L. Wheeler, author
United States Naval Academy