Asef Bayat of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign joins Marc Lynch on this week’s podcast to discuss his new book, Revolutionary Life: The Everyday of the Arab Spring. In the book, Bayat seamlessly blends field research, on-the-ground interviews, and social theory to show how the practice of everyday life in Egypt and Tunisia was fundamentally altered by revolutionary activity. (Starts at 0:39). Maro Youssef of University of Southern California discusses her latest article, “Unlikely Feminist Coalitions: Islamist and Secularist Women’s Organizing in Tunisia,” published in Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society. (Starts at 33:00). Thomas Juneau of the University of Ottawa discusses the Houthi movement and recent developments in the war in Yemen (Starts at 47:56). You can read Juneau’s latest articles “How War in Yemen Transformed the Iran-Houthi Partnership” and “The UAE and the War in Yemen: From Surge to Recalibration” and listen to his podcast on Soundcloud.
Music for this season’s podcast was created by Bashir Saade (playing Ney) and Farah Kaddour (on Buzuq). You can find more of Bashir’s work on his YouTube Channel.
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