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Anticolonial afterlives in Egypt: the politics of hegemony

Salem, Sara ORCID: 0000-0002-7872-5613 (2020) Anticolonial afterlives in Egypt: the politics of hegemony. The Global Middle East. (14). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9781108491518

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Identification Number: 10.1017/9781108868969

Abstract

This study presents an alternative story of the 2011 Egyptian revolution by revisiting Egypt's moment of decolonisation in the mid-twentieth century. Anticolonial Afterlives in Egypt explores the country's first postcolonial project, arguing that the enduring afterlives of anticolonial politics, connected to questions of nationalism, military rule, capitalist development and violence, are central to understanding political events in Egypt today. Through an imagined conversation between Antonio Gramsci and Frantz Fanon, two foundational theorists of anti-capitalism and anticolonialism, Anticolonial Afterlives in Egypt focuses on issues of resistance, revolution, mastery and liberation to show how the Nasserist project, created by Gamal Abdel Nasser and the Free Officers in 1952, remains the only instance of hegemony in modern Egyptian history. In suggesting that Nasserism was made possible through local, regional and global anticolonial politics, even as it reproduced colonial ways of governing that continue to reverberate into Egypt's present, this interdisciplinary study thinks through questions of traveling theory, global politics, and resistance and revolution in the postcolonial world.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: https://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/pol...
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: Sociology
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DT Africa
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2020 11:06
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2021 23:07
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/105731

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