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Using Gramsci to understand the Arab uprisings

by Linda Herrera and Nadim Mirshak ( / Aug 13, 2018

This interview and accompanying video is part of the series Critical Voices in Critical Times, coordinated and edited by Linda Herrera, a professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership (EPOL).

In the interview, Peter Mayo, a professor at the University of Malta and a renowned scholar on Antonio Gramsci and Paulo Freire, engages with Egyptian sociologist Nadim Mirshak from the University of Manchester. The conversation covers civil society, hegemony, and the Modern Prince, and explores the challenges of doing critical work under authoritarian contexts and the need to develop a globalization from below as an alternative to neoliberal globalization.

Watch the interview.


Arabic subtitles in video done by EPOL doctoral student Abdullah Mansoor.