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    Creating a counter-space: Tahrir Square as a platform for linguistic creativity and political dissent

    Aboelezz, Mariam (2019) Creating a counter-space: Tahrir Square as a platform for linguistic creativity and political dissent. In: Hann, D. and Lillis, T. (eds.) The Politics of Language and Creativity in a Globalised World. Milton Keynes, UK: Open University Press, pp. 103-112. ISBN 9781473003743. (In Press)

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    Book synopsis: The Politics of Language and Creativity in a Globalised World, edited by David Hann and Theresa Lillis, explores the many ways in which linguistic creativity is a resource for political activity. It examines the politics surrounding the production, ownership and evaluation of different kinds of creative activity in contemporary society. The book focuses on the explosion of creative ‘production’ across texts, modes, media and technologies in contemporary society and examines how this historic shift from reception to production is raising questions about what gets valued as ‘creative’ and why. The book uses authentic examples from the spectrum of creative text-making practices - including adverts, social media, hip hop and political speeches – to illustrate the nature, value and significance of creative activity for everyday life. The book includes a range of analytic approaches that are essential for examining contemporary creative practice, drawing from stylistics, social semiotics, multimodality, aesthetics, discourse studies and rhetoric.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Language and politics, language and space, language creativity, Arabic, Egypt, Tahrir Square
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Applied Linguistics and Communication
    Depositing User: Mariam Aboelezz
    Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2019 13:51
    Last Modified: 03 Aug 2019 00:41
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/24992

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