Protests and Generations: Legacies and Emergences in the Middle East, North Africa and the Mediterranean
Edited by Mark Muhannad Ayyash, Mount Royal University and Ratiba Hadj-Moussa, York University
The aim of the book is to problematize the relations between generations and protests in the Middle East, North Africa and the Mediterranean. Most of the work on recent protests insists on the newness of their manifestation but leave unexplored the various links that exist between them and what preceded them. We argued that their articulation relies at once on historical ties and their rejection. It is, indeed, precisely this tension that the chapters of the book address in specifically documenting several case studies that highlight the generating processes by which generations and protests are connected. What the production and use of generation brings to scholarly understanding of the protests and the ability to articulate them is one of the major questions this collection addresses.
Contributors are: Mark Muhannad Ayyash, Lorenzo Cini, Éric Gobe, Ratiba Hadj-Moussa, Andrea Hajek, Chaymaa Hassabo, Gal Levy, Ilana Kaufman, Sunaina Maira, Mohammed Massala, Matthieu Rey, Gökbörü Sarp Tanyldiz, and Stephen Luis Vilaseca.