From Morocco to Tahrir Square: An Anthropological Interpretation of the Arab Spring

Location

Haury 215
1009 E. South Campus Dr.
Tucson , AZ

Date: 

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 2:00pm to Sat, 10/16/2021 - 11:56am

Dr. Lawrence Rosen

Cromwell Professor of Anthropology

UIR Residential Scholar

Princeton University

 

September 10, 2015

2:00 pm

Haury 215

 

 

"From Morocco to Tahrir Square: An Anthropological Interpretation of the Arab Spring"

 

The Arab Spring has been seen as predominantly a political event. But its cultural roots run deep into the societies of North Africa and the Middle East. During the course of an imaginary stroll through a characteristic city of the region we can see how concepts of time and person, causation and consequence suffuse the relationships that were put in play during the Arab Spring and the distinctive contributions an anthropological focus can add to our understanding of this critical part of the world.