Disaffection Anger and Sarcasm: Exploring the Postrevolutionary Digital Public Sphere in Egypt

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dc.contributor.authorSiapera, Eugenia-
dc.contributor.authorMohty, May Alaa Abdel-
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-13T16:15:58Z-
dc.date.available2021-01-13T16:15:58Z-
dc.date.copyright2020 the Authorsen_US
dc.date.issued2020-01-31-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Communicationen_US
dc.identifier.issn1932-8036-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10197/11835-
dc.description.abstractThis article explores the digital public sphere in Egypt through a 3-pronged investigation. First, we examine the media sphere from an institutional point of view. Second, we undertake a qualitative analysis of comments left on popular news pages on Facebook. Third, we discuss the findings of 30 semistructured interviews with young people in Cairo. Our results indicate that the media system is characterized by increasing control that has now extended online, whereas the social media space is dominated by religious personalities and entertainment. Turning to the public, we found that most comments mobilized anger and insults or were ironic and sarcastic. Finally, the interviews point to a disillusionment with both the political sphere and the role of social media. Disaffection is therefore taken to represent the specific structure of feeling found in the postrevolutionary Egyptian mainstream digital public sphere, with publics appearing alienated and unwilling to engage politically.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Southern Californiaen_US
dc.rightsLicensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives (by-nc-nd). Available at http://ijoc.org.en_US
dc.subjectDigital public sphereen_US
dc.subjectEgypten_US
dc.subjectSocial mediaen_US
dc.subjectHybrid media systemen_US
dc.subjectHypermedia spaceen_US
dc.subjectAffective publicsen_US
dc.titleDisaffection Anger and Sarcasm: Exploring the Postrevolutionary Digital Public Sphere in Egypten_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.internal.authorcontactothereugenia.siapera@ucd.ieen_US
dc.internal.webversionshttps://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/10536-
dc.statusPeer revieweden_US
dc.identifier.volume14en_US
dc.identifier.startpage491en_US
dc.identifier.endpage513en_US
dc.neeo.contributorSiapera|Eugenia|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorMohty|May Alaa Abdel|aut|-
dc.date.updated2020-04-14T17:31:48Z-
dc.rights.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/en_US
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