The Arab Spring: tropes and discourses

Lectures and events
Publication Date
09/12/2011
Featuring
His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said
Professor Yasir Suleiman CBE FRSE

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How did the official media in Egypt, Libya and Syria discuss the Arab Spring? What tropes of national ‎identity did these media use to describe and explain the popular uprisings in these countries? What ‎do these descriptions and tropes tell us about the structure of the Arab political scene? Will Islamist ‎movements gain political ascendency in the post-revolutionary Arab order? What lessons can be ‎learnt from the Arab Spring in the way we discuss and debate the Middle East? This lecture deals ‎with these issues by examining ways of media representation, inter-Arab political rivalries and the ‎Islamist phobia regionally and in Western circles.


Featuring

His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said
Sultan of Oman (1970-2020)
Professor of Modern Arabic Studies, University of Cambridge

Lecture report