The Egyptian Uprisings: collective effervescence and its shortcomings
May 14, 2012Posted by Ryan Evans
Performative Revolution in Egypt by Jeffrey Alexander provides a sociological analysis of competing symbols and narratives in a chronicle of the uprising in Egypt through the lens of media reports and activist-generated accounts. Ryan Evans reviews the essay and finds that despite the author's explicit focus on the 'performance' of the revolution itself, it brings the dissonance between this performance and its deliverables to the fore.
Read the review at the London School of Economics Review of Books.The views expressed in this blog are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Center for National Policy.
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