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The Promise of the Revolution Three Years On : Egyptian Youth Working for the Butterfly Effect

Levkov, Lidija LU (2015) MOSM03 20152
Centre for Middle Eastern Studies
Abstract
This thesis explores the experience of being young, Egyptian, supportive of the 2011 revolution, and active in civil society in the post-revolutionary period in Cairo and Alexandria. It draws from 5 in-depth interviews, and aims to understand the reasons behind youth’s engagement in the revolution beyond the framework of youth economic exclusion. It looks into their expectations from the revolution, one the one hand, and their views on sociopolitical developments in Egypt on the other, and traces how these shape the participants’ experience and influence their civil society engagement. The data were approached using a mixed theoretical framework, which encompasses youthfulness (Bayat), habitus (Bourdieu), and a heuristic, as opposed of... (More)
This thesis explores the experience of being young, Egyptian, supportive of the 2011 revolution, and active in civil society in the post-revolutionary period in Cairo and Alexandria. It draws from 5 in-depth interviews, and aims to understand the reasons behind youth’s engagement in the revolution beyond the framework of youth economic exclusion. It looks into their expectations from the revolution, one the one hand, and their views on sociopolitical developments in Egypt on the other, and traces how these shape the participants’ experience and influence their civil society engagement. The data were approached using a mixed theoretical framework, which encompasses youthfulness (Bayat), habitus (Bourdieu), and a heuristic, as opposed of analytic, use of social generations (Mannheim). The thesis identifies some aspects of continuity, and some of change, that influence the participants’ circumstances, and highlights expressions of their agency. (Less)
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author
Levkov, Lidija LU
supervisor
organization
course
MOSM03 20152
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
youth, post-revolution, Egypt, youth exclusion, civic engagement, Egyptian revolution, generation
language
English
id
8408710
date added to LUP
2015-12-18 10:55:42
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2015-12-18 10:55:42
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  abstract     = {This thesis explores the experience of being young, Egyptian, supportive of the 2011 revolution, and active in civil society in the post-revolutionary period in Cairo and Alexandria. It draws from 5 in-depth interviews, and aims to understand the reasons behind youth’s engagement in the revolution beyond the framework of youth economic exclusion. It looks into their expectations from the revolution, one the one hand, and their views on sociopolitical developments in Egypt on the other, and traces how these shape the participants’ experience and influence their civil society engagement. The data were approached using a mixed theoretical framework, which encompasses youthfulness (Bayat), habitus (Bourdieu), and a heuristic, as opposed of analytic, use of social generations (Mannheim). The thesis identifies some aspects of continuity, and some of change, that influence the participants’ circumstances, and highlights expressions of their agency.},
  author       = {Levkov, Lidija},
  keyword      = {youth,post-revolution,Egypt,youth exclusion,civic engagement,Egyptian revolution,generation},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Promise of the Revolution Three Years On : Egyptian Youth Working for the Butterfly Effect},
  year         = {2015},
}