Women and the Digitally-Mediated Revolution in the Middle East: Applying Digital Methods, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Women and the Digitally-Mediated Revolution in the Middle East

Applying Digital Methods, 1st Edition

By Chiara L. Bernardi

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168 pages | 20 B/W Illus.

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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

 

About the Author

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

About the Series

Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

This series is our home for innovative research in the field of digital media. It includes monographs and targeted edited collections that provide new insights into this subject as its influence and significance grow into the twenty-first century.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM079000
COMPUTERS / Social Aspects / General
SOC019000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Methodology
SOC024000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Research
SOC028000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
SOC052000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies