Amsterdam University Press
Media and Mapping Practices in the Middle East and North Africa
Media and Mapping Practices in the Middle East and North Africa
Producing Space
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15.6 x 23.4 cm

Alena Strohmaier, Angela Krewani (eds)

Media and Mapping Practices in the Middle East and North Africa

Producing Space

A few months into the popular uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa (2009-2001), the promises of social media, including its ability to influence a participatory governance model, grassroots civic engagement, new social dynamics, inclusive societies and new opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs, became more evident than ever. Simultaneously, cartography received new considerable interest as it merged with social media platforms. In an attempt to rearticulate the relationship between media and mapping practices, whilst also addressing new and social media, this interdisciplinary book abides by one relatively clear point: space is a media product. The overall focus of this book is accordingly not so much on the role of new technologies and social networks as it is on how media and mapping practices expand the very notion of cultural engagement, political activism, popular protest and social participation.
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Alena Strohmaier

Alena Strohmaier is project leader (postdoc) of the research project "'But I'm not filming, I'm just doing a bit of video'. Cinematic appropriation processes of protest videos from the Middle East and North Africa since 2009" at Philipps-Universität Marburg (funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, 2019-2023). She did her PhD on films of the Iranian diaspora and initiated the scientific "Open Media Studies Blog". Her recent publications include Medienraum Diaspora. Verortungen zeitgenössischer iransicher Diasporafilme (Springer VS, 2019); and The State of Post- Cinema. Tracing the Moving Image in the Age of Digital Dissemination, together with Malte Hagener and Vinzenz Hediger (Palgrave Macmillian, 2016).

Angela Krewani

Angela Krewani is a full professor for Media Studies at Philipps-Universität Marburg, with a special focus on the impact on digital media. She is interested in the epistemic, aesthetic, and cultural configurations of digital media. She has widely published on these topics; her latest publication Mediekunst. Theorie, Praxis, Ästhetik examines the practices and the developments within media art.