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Tonight’s program

On this week’s program, we’ll be speaking with three Leading analysts of Egypt, Professor Asef Bayat and Linda Herrera of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Professor Samer Shahate of George Town University about their contribution to the brand new book, the Journey to Tahrir : Revolution, protest and Social Change in Egypt, 1999-2011

 

We will be also hearing track from the CD Kelmti Horra ( My Word Is Free) by Tunisia’s rising singing star, Emel Mathlouthi ( take a look on our previous post )

 

 

Youth Uprising in the Middle East

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

This week, we look at the youth uprising in the Middle East. As we witness the revolutionary tide sweeping the Middle East and North Africa, and as we follow the heroic struggles of people against authoritarian regimes and client states of Libya, Bahrain, Yemen, Iran, Iraq and other countries in the region, a major social group, which has garnered a lot of attention is the youth.

The young between the ages of 15 and 29 make up more that 50% of the population in several countries of the Middle East and North Africa. What is the status of these young people in these neoliberal times? Can what is taking place in the Middle East and North Africa be considered a youth uprising? What are the shared values of this generation that have made them such an integral part of the political upheaval in Muslim majority countries?

These are some of the questions explored in a newly published book titled Being Young and Muslim: New Cultural Politics in the Global South And North, co-edited by Linda Herrera and Asef Bayat. Linda Herrera is Associate Professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Asef Bayat is Professor of Sociology and Middle East Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

This program can also be heard live on-line at KPFA.org. The Middle Eastern and North African Perspectives (MENAP) produces Voices of the Middle East and North Africa that is aired on KPFA 94.1 FM in Berkeley, KFCF 88.1 FM in Fresno every Wednesday at 7 PM (PST). This program is also aired on Tampa’ WMNF 88.5 HD3 every Thursday at 6PM (EST) To contact us, please call 510-848-6767 ext. 632, or send us e-mail to info@vomena.org

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