The Ambiguous Politics of Humor in Egypt

Talk

WHEN February 23, 2020
6:30-8pm WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center Part of "Art and Power in the Middle East: Past and Present" WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

This talk examines how humor in 21st-century Egypt is both a form of subversive political action and a mode of hegemonic cultural expression that reinforces certain social hierarchies. Examples from before, during, and after the 2011 uprising demonstrate how important humor is in understanding the revolution and how it faltered.

Speaker
Jessica Winegar, President, Middle East Section, American Anthropological Association; Professor of Anthropology, Northwestern University

Speakers
  • Jessica Winegar, President, Middle East Section, American Anthropological Association; Professor of Anthropology, Northwestern University

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