Part I: Revolutionary Illusions, 1. The Visual Legacy of the Cedar Revolution in Lebanon; 2. Hizbullah: Image Management and Political Survival; 3. The Politics of (In)visibility in Iran. -- Part II: Revolutionary Images, 4. The Visual Rush of the Arab Spring ; 5. Television Images and Political Struggle ; 6. From Images of Dictators to Images of Citizens
"Politics in the Middle East is now seen and the image is playing a central part in processes of political struggle. This is the first book in the literature to engage directly with these changing ways of communicating politics in the region – and particularly with the politics of the image, its power as a political tool."--From the publisher's website
Politics in the Middle East is now 'seen' and the image is playing a central part in processes of political struggle. This is the first book in the literature to engage directly with these changing ways of communicating politics in the region - and particularly with the politics of the image, its power as a political tool. Lina Khatib presents a cross-country examination of emerging trends(More)
About The Author
Lina Khatib is the head of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. She is the author of Filming the Modern Middle East: Politics in the Cinemas of Hollywood and the Arab World (2006) and of Lebanese Cinema: Imagining the Civil War and Beyond (2008), both from I.B. Tauris.
Khatib's Image Politics in the Middle East is a welcome addition to debates on the changing political dynamics and the role of images in the Middle East. Offering captivating examples, Khatib (Stanford Univ.) contends that it is no longer political institutions but visually productive processes that act as the key sites for political struggles for all, especially for(More)
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