The New Arabs
Call Number: JQ 1850 A91 C64 2015
Publication Date: 2015-10-20
Renowned blogger and Middle East expert Juan Cole takes us inside the youth movements in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, showing how activists used technology and social media to amplify their message and connect with like-minded citizens (The New York Times)
Not all big groups of teenagers and twenty-somethings necessarily produce historical movements centered on their identity as youth, with a generational set of organizations, symbols, and demands rooted at least partially in the distinctive problems of people their age. The Arab Millennials did. And, in a provocative, big-picture argument about the future of the Arab world, The New Arabs shows just how they did it. Engaging, powerful, and comprehensive, the book feels as indispensable to scholars as it is insightful for a more casual reader (Los Angeles Times).