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The digital double bind, change and stasis in the Middle East, Mohamed Zayani and Joe F. Khalil.

The Middle East's digital turn has renewed hopes of socio-economic development and political change across the region, but it is also marked by stark contradictions and historical tensions. In this book, Mohamed Zayani and Joe F. Khalil contend that the region is caught in a digital double bind in which the same conditions that drive the state, market, and public immersion in the digital also inhibit change and perpetuate stasis. The Digital Double Bind offers a path-breaking analysis of how the Middle East negotiates its relation to the digital and provides a roadmap for a critical engagement with technology and change in the Global South
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Series -- The Digital Double Bind -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- PART I. CONJUNCTURES AND DISJUNCTURES -- 1. The Digital Middle East -- 2. Reckoning with Change -- PART II. ASPIRATIONS AND HINDRANCES -- 3. The Digital as Infrastructure -- 4. Technologies of Center and Periphery -- 5. The Digital as Digitality -- PART III. EXPRESSION AND SUPPRESSION -- 6. The Enticement of Digital Citizenship -- 7. Collective Voices and Digital Contention -- 8. Digital Adaptations and Disruptive Power -- PART IV. IMITATION AND INNOVATION -- 9. In Pursuit of the Knowledge Economy -- 10. Cultural and Creative Industries -- 11. Emerging Digital Economies -- PART V. CONNECTIVITY AND COLLECTIVITY -- 12. Virtual Lives and Digital Spaces -- 13. The Demographics of a Connected Culture -- 14. Collectivity, Identity, and Multivocality -- Afterword -- Notes -- References -- Index
Literary Form
non fiction
Also issued in print: 2023
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