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The People Want - a book by Achcar, Gilbert

The People Want

A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising

The People Want( )
Author: Achcar, Gilbert
Translator: Goshgarian, G. M.
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:University of California Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $29.95
Book Description:

"The people want . . .”: This first half of slogans chanted by millions of Arab protesters since 2011 revealed a long-repressed craving for democracy. But huge social and economic problems were also laid bare by the protestors’ demands. Simplistic interpretations of the uprising that has been shaking the Arab world since a young street vendor set himself on fire in Central Tunisia, on 17 December 2010, seek to portray it as purely political, or explain it...
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