The New Arabs: How the Wired and Global Youth of the Middle East Is Transforming It (2020)

The New Arabs How the Wired and Global Youth of the Middle East Is Transforming It 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
  • Title: The New Arabs: How the Wired and Global Youth of the Middle East Is Transforming It
  • Author: Juan Cole
  • ISBN: 9781451690392
  • Page: 141
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The New Arabs: How the Wired and Global Youth of the Middle East Is Transforming It
    The renowned blogger and Middle East expert Juan Cole illuminates the role of today 8217 s Arab youth 8212 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 8220 the Arab Spring 8221 shook the world.The renowned blogger and Middle East expert Juan Cole illuminates the role of today 8217 s Arab youth 8212 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 8220 the Arab Spring 8221 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.
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    1. If you read this, you re going to learn everything you could want to know about the mindset of the youth involved in the government uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya You re going to learn how democracy might just eventually take hold And you re going to read a lot of facts Plenty of facts And quite a bit of data to support those facts Everything s tied together nicely, but it s hard to get over the fact that this story s sort of already been told In fact, much of the story was told on Twitt [...]

    2. Alhamdullilah I am finally finished with this very important, very informative, and very difficult book Finally , not because it was too long or anything like that, but because I needed to put it down every few pages to refocus my glazing over eyes and attention The problem is that we in the U.S well, at least me imagine that we know what is going on in this part of the world, when in fact we know next to nothing I began this book hardly recognizing any of the individuals or political organizati [...]

    3. I won a copy of this book from FirstReads program This book was a little dry and a little too detailed The organizing scheme mostly included multiple countries in each chapter trying to hit a thematic note The revolutions were very horizontal so many many people were involved The mixing of countries and the level of detail combined to make it hard to follow at times Many interviewees were listed by a name along with describing participants making for just too many people to keep track off At tim [...]

    4. Cole s take on the Arab Spring revolutions of Libya, Tunisia and Egypt was refreshing for me because it offered the perspective of the activists who were actually behind the uprisings I felt I was able to understand fully the motivations and sentiments of these youth movements than from my previous exposure by Western news media sources It was nice to get out of the U.S centric mindset The book is a bit dense, scholarly than narrative, and at times I found it very hard to really focus, getting [...]

    5. We have made this revolution Our families were used to keeping quiet We didn t keep quiet We went out to get our dream.On 17 December 2010, Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire after a long tryst with frustration and hopelessness frustrated at being extorted indiscriminately, hopelessness with the bleak future that greeted him in an oppressed regime that was run akin to a cartel and denied basic human rights to many His martyrdom brought to the surface the dormant resentment among the Arab popul [...]

    6. An examination of the Arab Spring as it occurred in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, three countries that overthrew their governments during that period with very different outcomes Cole had a lot information about what happened in Tunisia and Egypt than in Libya, but it still made for an interesting comparison The big limitation of the book is that all three stories aren t necessarily over yet something that Cole himself acknowledges In fact, despite the unambiguously negative IMHO outcomes in Egypt and [...]

    7. I generally enjoyed this book I read it for my political science class However, it has so much information that it was very overwhelming, and I think the book could have been better with a reorganization I couldn t keep the facts and stories I had learned straight, though I think having read it as part of a class actually made it easier In the end, I m glad that Cole is advocating for the importance of youth and his optimism towards the Middle East.

    8. The young Arabs of the Millennial Generation are into technological innovations than their ancestors and are using it to make major changes in the Middle East This work is an examination of that social movement.

    9. This book is a long read To put it shortly it says the new young Arabs are demanding democracy and no dictators They want bread, liberty, and social justice.

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