Arab Youth: Social Mobilisation in Times of Risk by Samir Khalaf and Roseanne Saad Khalaf

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In 2011 thousands of Arab youth took to the streets revealing the genesis of a new generation sparked by the desire for civil liberties and participatory democracy.

Arab Youth explores the antecedents of the upheavals and anticipates alternative venues of resistance that marginalized youth—from Lebanon, Syria, and Palestine to Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and Iran—can mobilize to realize their emancipatory expectations.

Samir Khalaf is a professor of sociology at the American University of Beirut. He has held academic positions at Princeton, Harvard, MIT, and New York University.

Roseanne Saad Khalaf is associate professor of English and creative writing at the American University of Beirut.

Year: 2014

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