1st Edition

Women and the Digitally-Mediated Revolution in the Middle East
Applying Digital Methods





ISBN 9780367660215
Published September 30, 2020 by Routledge
152 Pages

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Book Description

This book applies digital methods of analysis to the study of the impact of digital technologies on the social and political spheres of women in Saudi Arabia and Egypt. These countries have been early embracers of digital technologies in the Middle East, and are therefore useful cases to examine the region’s use of digital media. Bernardi discusses what can be called the silent revolutions of these women online. By combining Software Studies, Feminist Qur’anic Revisionism, Actor Network Theory and digital methods research and analysis, the book explores how ‘women’s issues’ in Egypt and Saudi Arabia arise, transform and manifest themselves in the digital sphere, both in English and in Arabic.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1



Issues, platforms and methods: Why women’s issues in Egypt and Saudi Arabia?





Platform 1: Technological platforms and gender in the Middle East





Chapter 2





Platform 2: Representation





Part 2





Platform 3: Social media platforms and natively digital women’s issues





Chapter 5



Social network analysis and blogs: Tracing the digital evolution of women’s issues in Egypt and Saudi Arabia





Chapter 6



Facebook and Twitter: Platforms of topical discussion and hashtag activism





Conclusion





 

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Biography

C.L. Bernardi is Lecturer in Communication, Media and Culture in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Stirling, UK