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Women RisingIn and Beyond the Arab Spring$
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Rita Stephan and Mounira M. Charrad

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781479846641

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479846641.001.0001

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Revolutionary Graffiti and Cairene Women

Revolutionary Graffiti and Cairene Women

Performing Agency through Gaze Aversion

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(p.267) 29 Revolutionary Graffiti and Cairene Women
Source:
Women Rising
Author(s):

Soumia Bardhan

Karen A. Foss

Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479846641.003.0030

Through an unparalleled explosion of street art and graffiti campaigns during and after the January 25, 2011, revolution, many public spaces in Cairo, Egypt, became symbols of people’s revolt against the state. These spaces resemble open-air galleries showcasing street art on a wide range of social issues. These graffiti encourage women to resist societal pressures and daily humiliation, reclaim public spaces, and confront existing power and gender dynamics. These graffiti show Egyptian women performing agency as they create their own depiction of the role of women in post-Mubarak Cairo. In this essay, Soumia Bardhan and Karen A. Foss perform a rhetorical analysis of the female-centered graffiti displayed in Cairo’s public spaces in post-Mubarak Egypt. They analyze street art and graffiti by prominent graffiti artists, significant graffiti campaigns, and their own photographs of graffiti taken at the sites.

Keywords:   Cairo, Egypt, street art, graffiti campaigns, performing agency

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