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"On January 25, 2011, the world was captivated as thousands of protesters flooded Tahrir Square in Cairo, demanding an end to the regime of President Hosni Mubarak. But the ground for the protests had been laid in the weeks and months preceding the mass outpouring of opposition. Goodbye Mubarak! takes us to Egypt during the fall of 2010, in the run-up to legislative elections. What we discover is a revolution-in-waiting already simmering under the surface of Egyptian society."--Distributor's abstract.
Book — 1 online resource (ix, 178 pages). Digital: data file.
1. Introduction: Context, data, methods--
2. Political talk as mediated discourse--
3. Situating the Discourse--
4. Identities under construction--
5. Power relations replicated and challenged--
6. Conclusion: The irresistible discourse--
9. Appendix A: Transliteration and transcription key--
10. Appendix B: Excerpt from Mubarak speech delivered October 5, 1999--
11. Appendix C: Excerpt from Mubarak speech delivered November 13, 1999--
12. Appendix D: September petition text--
13. Appendix E: Excerpts from two articles by Fahmi Huwaydi--
14. Appendix F: Excerpts from two articles by Hala Mustafa--
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
When politicians and pundits in the Middle East discuss democracy, do they mean it? Looking at public discourse about democracy in contemporary Egypt, Dunne proposes a fresh way of reading Arabic political discourse. She charts a method combining ethnographic research into communities of people producing political discourse with investigation of the texts themselves, using tools from anthropology, pragmatics, and sociolinguistics - a method with broad applicability to political discourse generally. Taking off from the premise that all discourse is based in social interaction, this book demonstrates that looking at the ways individuals and groups use public discourse to perform critical social and political functions yields entirely new perspectives on the significance of the discourse. Democracy in Contemporary Egyptian Political Discourse is a valuable resource for students of linguistics, political science, democracy studies, Arabic language, and Middle East area studies. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9789027294760 20190129