Creative Resistance

Political Humor in the Arab Uprisings

During the uprisings of the Arab Spring between 2010 and 2012, oppositional movements used political humor to criticize political leaders or to expose the absurdities of the socio-political conditions. These humorous expressions in various art forms such as poetry, stand-up comedy, street art, music, caricatures, cartoons, comics and puppet shows were further distributed in the social media.

This first comprehensive study of political humor in the uprisings explores the varieties and functions of political humor as a creative tool for resistance. It analyzes humorous forms of cultural expression and their impact on socio-political developments in different countries of the Middle East and North Africa with a special focus on the changing modes of humor.

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2020-02-27, ca. 200 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4069-4

This product will be released at 27 February 2020

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Book title
Creative Resistance Political Humor in the Arab Uprisings
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 200
Features
kart.
ISBN
978-3-8376-4069-4
Commodity Group
1581
BIC-Code
AB JFFS
BISAC-Code
ART037000 POL033000 SOC026000
THEMA-Code
AB GTQ
Release date
2020-02-27
Edition
1
Topics
Popkultur, Politik, Kunst
Readership
Cultural Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Arab Studies, Social Studies
Keywords/Tags
Arab Spring, Political Humor, Arab Cultural Production, Satire, Art, Popular Culture, Politics, Political Art, Globalization, Cultural Studies

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