L-Makhzan al-’Akbari: Resistance, Remembrance and Remediation in Morocco

Aouragh, M. 2017. L-Makhzan al-’Akbari: Resistance, Remembrance and Remediation in Morocco. Middle East Critique. 26 (3), pp. 241-263. doi:10.1080/19436149.2017.1331516

TitleL-Makhzan al-’Akbari: Resistance, Remembrance and Remediation in Morocco
AuthorsAouragh, M.
Abstract

Morocco was prompted by the sense of making and witnessing history that began as the backdrop to the mass uprisings across the region in 2011 and continued well into 2012. At several moments the country at large burst into a mosaic of rebellion. As expected, the state intervened with media propaganda, smear campaigns and intimidation to pre-empt the growing impact of the activists and as such to erase this revolutionary episode effectively from Morocco’s collective memory. This article examines the practices and implications of the remediation of past experiences of struggles and brings the memories of past resistance together with experiences of present struggles. This article takes particular interest in the intersection between 20Feb activists’ political projects and the growing array of digital politics and allows us to understand better the impact of digital media in times of revolution.

KeywordsActivism, Digital Mediation, Makhzan, Memory, Remembrance
JournalMiddle East Critique
Journal citation26 (3), pp. 241-263
ISSN1943-6149
Year2017
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Accepted author manuscriptmec makhzan akbari.pdf
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/19436149.2017.1331516
Publication dates
Published online07 Jun 2017
Published07 Jun 2017

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