It's still about the power of place

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Against the claim that the uprisings in Egypt were driven by social media, this article argues that territorial place continues to be a fundamentally important aspect of political change-even within the realm of media. Two key arguments are made: first, that territoriality and place are integral to media networks and infrastructures themselves; and second, that media studies needs to give greater importance to such a geography. The author argues that while the uprisings displayed a shifting spatiality, it is nonetheless one that is rooted in real places and embodied practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)86-95
Number of pages10
JournalMiddle East Journal of Culture and Communication
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2012


  • geography
  • infrastructure
  • media
  • network
  • place
  • territorial
  • territory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Communication
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations


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