9780226650609-022665060X-Authoritarian Apprehensions: Ideology, Judgment, and Mourning in Syria (Chicago Studies in Practices of Meaning)

Authoritarian Apprehensions: Ideology, Judgment, and Mourning in Syria (Chicago Studies in Practices of Meaning)

ISBN-13: 9780226650609
ISBN-10: 022665060X
Edition: First
Author: Wedeen, Lisa
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 272 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780226650609
ISBN-10: 022665060X
Edition: First
Author: Wedeen, Lisa
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 272 pages

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If the Arab uprisings initially heralded the end of tyrannies and a move toward liberal democratic governments, their defeat not only marked a reversal but was of a piece with emerging forms of authoritarianism worldwide. In Authoritarian Apprehensions, Lisa Wedeen draws on her decades-long engagement with Syria to offer an erudite and compassionate analysis of this extraordinary rush of events—the revolutionary exhilaration of the initial days of unrest and then the devastating violence that shattered hopes of any quick undoing of dictatorship. Developing a fresh, insightful, and theoretically imaginative approach to both authoritarianism and conflict, Wedeen asks, What led a sizable part of the citizenry to stick by the regime through one atrocity after another? What happens to political judgment in a context of pervasive misinformation? And what might the Syrian example suggest about how authoritarian leaders exploit digital media to create uncertainty, political impasses, and fractures among their citizens?

Drawing on extensive fieldwork and a variety of Syrian artistic practices, Wedeen lays bare the ideological investments that sustain ambivalent attachments to established organizations of power and contribute to the ongoing challenge of pursuing political change. This masterful book is a testament to Wedeen’s deep engagement with some of the most troubling concerns of our political present and future.

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