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The Making of Martyrs. Uprising, Cultural Sacralization and Death in Downtown Cairo after 2011


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Title: The Making of Martyrs. Uprising, Cultural Sacralization and Death in Downtown Cairo after 2011
Authors: Giubergia, Giulia
E-mail: giulia.giubergia@lir.gu.se
Issue Date: 9-Oct-2018
University: Göteborgs universitet. Humanistiska fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Arts
Institution: Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion ; Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion
Date of Defence: 2018-11-09
Disputation: 9 November 2018, h13:15, T219, Olof Wijksgatan 6
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: sacred forms
sacred values
cultural sociology of religion
collective memory
space
graffiti
unofficial memorials
official monuments
commemoration
materiality
performativity
sacralization
desecration
anniversary celebration
death
martyrdom
Abstract: This dissertation is aimed to better understand the multifaceted and contested narratives of the 2011 Egyptian uprising by exploring the visual and material cultural representations of selected events in the form of unofficial memorials (predominantly graffiti), official monuments, and anniversary commemorations. These narratives were produced and reproduced in the streets and squares of Cairo, principally in the neighborhood of Downtown Cairo, as well as online through the mass and social media... more
ISBN: 987-91-7833-135-2
987-91-7833-136-9
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/56643
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
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