AraBooks | The Prison of Politics: Masculinities, Affect and Everyday Authoritarianism – Dr Maria Frederika Malmström
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AraBooks: Literature, politics, society and the arts from the Arab world, the Middle East and its diasporas
The Prison of Politics: Masculinities, Affect and Everyday Authoritarianism
Associate Professor Maria Frederika Malmström (CMES, Lund University)
How do materiality and affect provide new possibilities for examining societies in transition? Maria Frederika Malmström explores the dramatic differences after the Egyptian revolution and their implications for society—the lack of sound in the floating landscape of Cairo after the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, the role of material things in the sit-ins of 2013, the military evocation of masculinities (and the destruction of alternative ones), and how people experience pain, rage, disgust, euphoria, and passion in the body.
About the speaker
Maria Frederika Malmström is Associate Professor at the Centre for Advanced Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University, where she, in January 2017, started a collaborative research project The Materiality of Suspicion and the Ambiguity of the Familiar: Nigerian and Egyptian Cityscapes together with Professor Mark LeVine, Assistant Professors Ulrika Trovalla and Eric Trovalla. This 5-year project is funded by FORMAS. In January 2018, she started the research project Making and Unmaking Masculinities and Religious Identities through the Politics of the Ear in Egypt. The Streets are Talking to Me is her second book.
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AraBooks is a seminar series curated by the Department of Arabic Language and Cultures. It hosts a series of talks by scholars, writers and artists whose scholarship and artistic productions focus on the Arab World, the Middle East and its diasporas. Each semester we explore a thread through the discussion of a series of books and in conversation with their authors.
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