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Author Cole, Juan Ricardo
Title The new Arabs : how the millennial generation is changing the Middle East / Juan Cole
Imprint New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014
Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
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 Adult New Book  909.097 COL     AVAILABLE
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Call # 909.097 COL
Phys. Description xiv, 348 pages ; 24 cm
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unmediated
volume
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-333) and index
Summary "The renowned blogger and Middle East expert Juan Cole illuminates the role of today's Arab youth--who they are, what they want, and how they will affect world politics. Beginning in January 2011, the revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests, riots, and civil wars that comprised what many call "the Arab Spring" shook the world. These upheavals were spearheaded by youth movements, and yet the crucial role they played is relatively unknown. Middle East expert Juan Cole is here to share their stories. For three decades, Cole has sought to put the relationship of the West and the Muslim world in historical context. In The New Arabs he outlines the history that led to the dramatic changes in the region, and explores how a new generation of men and women are using innovative notions of personal rights to challenge the authoritarianism, corruption, and stagnation that had afflicted their societies. Not all big cohorts of teenagers and twenty-somethings necessarily produce movements centered on their identity as youth, with a generational set of organizations, symbols, and demands rooted at least partially in the distinctive problems besetting people of their age. The Arab Millennials did. And, in a provocative and optimistic argument about the future of the Arab world, The New Arabs shows just how they did it"-- Provided by publisher
"The renowned blogger and Middle East expert Juan Cole illuminates the role of today's Arab youth--who they are, what they want, and how they will affect world politics"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Arabs -- Political activity
Youth -- Arab countries -- Social life and customs
Youth -- Middle East -- Social life and customs
Political participation -- Technological innovations
Internet -- Political aspects
Social media -- Political aspects
Online social networks -- Political aspects
Arab countries -- Politics and government -- 21st century
Middle East -- Politics and government -- 21st century
ISBN 9781451690392
1451690398