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‘More powerful than politics’: Affective magic in the DIY musical activism after Egypt's 2011 Revolution

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With a return to authoritarian rule only a few years after the initially successful 2011 revolution, some Egyptian DIY musicians have made it a point to avoid the political. These musicians consider the ordinary politics of discursive critique and public protest to be ineffective and have opted to continue the revolution by appealing to the ineffable properties of listening as a less ideologically driven way to produce social change. This article explores how and why the sonic ineffable is be...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1017/s0261143018000715

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Music Faculty
Oxford college:
St John's College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
Popular Music More from this journal
Volume:
38
Issue:
1
Pages:
54-72
Publication date:
2019-01-03
Acceptance date:
2018-05-16
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EISSN:
1474-0095
ISSN:
0261-1430
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:1019337
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uuid:6f7aae47-4ca1-4c96-a0f9-ede78b881789
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pubs:1019337
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1019337
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2019-06-19

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