Creative Resistance

Political Humor in the Arab Uprisings

Edited by Sabine Damir-Geilsdorf and Stephan Milich

Transcript-Verlag

Creative Resistance

Pub Date: May 2020

ISBN: 9783837640694

200 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $35.00

Creative Resistance

Political Humor in the Arab Uprisings

Edited by Sabine Damir-Geilsdorf and Stephan Milich

Transcript-Verlag

During the uprisings of the Arab Spring, oppositional movements used political humor to criticize political leaders or to expose the absurdities of sociopolitical conditions. This comprehensive study of political humor in the uprisings explores the varieties and functions of humor as a creative tool for resistance.

About the Author

Sabine Damir-Geilsdorf is part of the interdisciplinary research group “Migration and Labour” at the Global South Studies Center (University of Cologne, Germany).

Stephan Milich teaches modern Arabic culture and Islamic studies at the University of Cologne. His research interests include contemporary Arabic poetry and prose, culture and ideology as well as representations and concepts of exile and trauma in Arabic literature. He has published widely on modern Arab poetry and translated a number of literary works by contemporary Arab authors such as Mahmoud Darwish, Mohammed Bennis, Rosa Yassin Hassan into German. He currently works on representations of trauma in contemporary Arabic prose with a special interest in `trauma politics' as well as on German orientalism and `orient politics' in WWI.