New book series on 'Political Communication and Media Practices in the Middle East and North Africa'
Series founded and co-edited by Professor Dina Matar
The SOAS Centre for Global Media and Communication and the SOAS Middle East Institute cordially invite you to the launch of the new book series titled "Political Communication and Media Practices in the Middle East and North Africa" founded and co-edited by Professor Dina Matar (SOAS) and Dr. Zahera Harb (City, University of London).
The event will be marked by the launch of the first book in the series "Revolutionary Art and Politics in Egypt" by Dr. Rounwah Bseiso to be held on February 23, 2023 in the KLT. Please see the book launch details..
The second book of the series "Digital Political Cultures in the Middle East Since the Arab Uprisings" by SOAS scholar Dr. Dounia Mahlouly is due to be published in June 2023.
The series, published by Bloomsbury Academic, is the first scholarly series that engages with a de-colonial, non-Euro centric approach to addressing the relationship between politics, communication and culture in the Middle East and North Africa from the perspective of key actors and states in the region, and its peoples.
The books, mostly written by scholars from the region with knowledge of the politics, language and culture as well as diverse histories of the diverse region, take into account the specificities of social and political local contexts, political and media systems, media institutions, media and political actors as well as differentiations along religious, sectarian, ethnic, gendered and racial lines.
Topics and themes include, but are not limited to, the following areas
- Political communication and crises (wars, conflict, unrest).
- Digital activism in the Middle East and North Africa.
- Social networks as spaces for political communication.
- Gendered political communication in the Middle East and North Africa.
- Affective political communication.
- Journalism as political communication.
- Hate speech/racism as political communication
To find out more about the series, please visit Bloomsbury Academic.