The Resource Tunisian Revolutions : reflections on seas, coasts, and interiors, Julia Clancy-Smith

Tunisian Revolutions : reflections on seas, coasts, and interiors, Julia Clancy-Smith

Label
Tunisian Revolutions : reflections on seas, coasts, and interiors
Title
Tunisian Revolutions
Title remainder
reflections on seas, coasts, and interiors
Statement of responsibility
Julia Clancy-Smith
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In December 2010 an out-of-work Tunisian merchant, Mohamed Bouazizi, set himself on fire and precipitated the Arab Spring. Popular interpretations of Bouazizi's self-immolation viewed economic and political despair as the root of the Tunisian revolution, but as Julia Clancy-Smith points out, Tunisia's long history of revolutions and protest movements presents a far more complicated set of causes. Proposing a conceptual framework of "coastalization" v. "interiorization," Clancy-Smith examines Tunisia's last two centuries and demonstrates how geographical and environmental and social factors also lie behind that country's volatile history. Within this framework Clancy-Smith explores how Tunisia's coast became a Mediterranean playground for transnational elites, a mecca of tourism, while its interior agrarian regions suffered increasing neglect and marginalization. This distinction has had a profound impact on the fate of Tunisia, and has manifested itself in divisive debates over politics and religion and gender that have lead to a series of mass civic actions that continue to this day. Clancy-Smith proposes a fresh historical lens through which to view the relationship between spacial displacements, regionalization, and transnationalism. "--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
961.105
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • DT257
  • DT264.46
LC item number
.C553 2014e
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Tunisian Revolutions : reflections on seas, coasts, and interiors, Julia Clancy-Smith
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 34-45)
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preludes and Postscripts: Of Baguettes and Social Protest -- Coastalization: Agriculture, Colonialism, and the Granary of Rome -- Coastalization and Globalization: Tourism, Profane and Sacred -- Mediterranean Women, Politics, and Islam -- Mediterranean Games, Politics, and Dissent -- From Sidi Bou Saʻid to Sidi Bouzid: Targets and Symbols
Control code
ocn897377310
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 46 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781626162136
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
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22573/cttb5f9ss
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unknown
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.b32738468
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)897377310
  • ebl1626162131

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