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Protesting Jordan, Geographies of Power and Dissent - electronic bk

Protest has been a key method of political claim-making in Jordan from the late Ottoman period to the present day. More than moments of rupture within normal-time politics, protests have been central to challenging state power, as well as reproducing it—and the spatial dynamics of protests play a central role in the construction of both state and society. With this book, Jillian Schwedler considers how space and geography influence protests and repression, and, in challenging conventional narratives of Hashemite state-making, offers the first in-depth study of rebellion in Jordan. Based on twenty-five years of field research, Protesting Jordan examines protests as they are situated in the built environment, bringing together considerations of networks, spatial imaginaries, space and place-making, and political geographies at local, national, regional, and global scales. Schwedler considers the impact of time and temporality in the lifecycles of individual movements. Through a mixed interpretive methodology, this book illuminates the geographies of power and dissent and the spatial practices of protest and repression, highlighting the political stakes of competing narratives about Jordan's past, present, and future
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- List of Photos, Drawing, and Maps -- 1. The Shifting Political Stakes of Protest -- 2. Transforming Transjordan -- 3. Becoming Amman: From Periphery to Center -- 4. Jordanization, The Neoliberal State, and the Retreat and Return of Protest -- 5. An Ethnography of Place and the Politics of Routine Protests -- 6. Jordan in the Time of the Arab Uprisings -- 7. The Techniques and Evolving Spatial Dynamics of Protest and Repression -- 8. Protest and Order in Militarized Spaces -- 9. Protesting Global Aspirations -- Notes -- References -- Index -- Series
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non fiction
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1 online resource (394 pages)
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