2: Political Blogging: (Re)Envisioning Civic Engagement and Citizen Journalism
3: The Arab Political Blogosphere: The Case of Egypt
4: Blogging on Violations of Human Rights and Limitations on Freedom
5: Blogging on Governmental Corruption
6: The Future of Political Blogging in Egypt: Looking Ahead References.
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This book sheds light on the growing phenomenon of cyberactivism in the Arab world, with a special focus on the Egyptian political blogosphere and its role in paving the way to democratization and socio-political change in Egypt, which culminated in Egypt's historical popular revolution on Jan. 25, 2011. In doing so, it examines the relevance and applicability of the concepts of citizen journalism and civic engagement to the discourses and deliberations in five of the most popular political blogs in Egypt, through exploring the potential connection between virtual activism, as represented in the postings on these blogs, and real activism in Egyptian political life, as represented in the calls for social, economic and political reform on the streets. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — 1 online resource (xxiv, 309 pages) : illustrations
Introduction: Roy Rosenzweig: Scholarship as Community, by Anthony Grafton Note to Readers, by Deborah Kaplan Rethinking History in New Media
1. Scarcity or Abundance? Preserving the Past
2. Web of Lies? Historical Knowledge on the Internet, with Daniel J. Cohen
3. Wikipedia: Can History Be Open Source? Practicing History in New Media: Teaching, Researching, Presenting, Collecting
4. Historians and Hypertext: Is It More Than Hype?, with Steve Brier
5. Rewiring the History and Social Studies Classroom: Needs, Frameworks, Dangers, Proposals, with Randy Bass
6. The Riches of Hypertext for Scholarly Journals
7. Should Historical Scholarship Be Free?
8. Collecting History Online Surveying History in New Media
9. Brave New World or Blind Alley? American History on the World Wide Web, with Michael O'Malley
10. Wizards, Bureaucrats, Warriors, and Hackers: Writing the History of the Internet
11. The Road to Xanadu: Public and Private Pathways on the History Web Acknowledgments Notes Index.
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In these pathbreaking essays, Roy Rosenzweig charts the impact of new media on teaching, researching, preserving, presenting, and understanding history. Negotiating between the "cyberenthusiasts" who champion technological breakthroughs and the "digital skeptics" who fear the end of traditional humanistic scholarship, Rosenzweig re-envisions the practices and professional rites of academic historians while analyzing and advocating for the achievements of amateur historians. While he addresses the perils of "doing history" online, Rosenzweig eloquently identifies the promises of digital work, detailing innovative strategies for powerful searches in primary and secondary sources, the increased opportunities for dialogue and debate, and, most of all, the unprecedented access afforded by the Internet. Rosenzweig draws attention to the opening up of the historical record to new voices, the availability of documents and narratives to new audiences, and the attractions of digital technologies for new and diverse practitioners. Though he celebrates digital history's democratizing influences, Rosenzweig also argues that the future of the past in this digital age can only be ensured through the active resistance to efforts by corporations to control access and profit from the Web. (source: Nielsen Book Data)