We ought to be here: Historicizing space and mobilization in Tahrir Square

  title={We ought to be here: Historicizing space and mobilization in Tahrir Square},
  author={Atef Said},
  journal={International Sociology},
  pages={348 - 366}
  • Atef Said
  • Published 1 July 2015
  • Sociology
  • International Sociology
This article explores the role of space in social movements, through an examination of the case of Tahrir Square in the Egyptian revolution of 2011. The author argues that the pre-existing, historically specific understanding of Tahrir Square as a politicized space of protest drew people there in January 2011 and shaped their participation in the revolution. Specifically, the author suggests that earlier mobilizations that took place in Tahrir Square contributed to the events of the revolution… 

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