Abstract

Abstract:

Due to its role in the Egyptian Revolution, Tahrir Square in Cairo became synonymous with the Arab Spring. During the protests it was transformed from a physical place into a symbolic space and then into an abstract space. This article follows the stages of the square’s transformation and aims to expose the implications that this transformation has on public discourse and on the political legitimacy that abstract spaces might bestow on regimes in general, and particularly in Egypt.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1940-3461
Print ISSN
0026-3141
Pages
pp. 9-22
Launched on MUSE
2017-02-11
Open Access
No
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