An Identity and an Uprising: The Politicization of Egyptian Canadians in Ottawa

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Title: An Identity and an Uprising: The Politicization of Egyptian Canadians in Ottawa
Authors: Fecteau, André
Date: 2015
Abstract: Historically, political mobilization within the Egyptian Canadian community in Ottawa for homeland politics has been minimal. Yet, since 2011, its members have taken part in a wide range of activities with the hope that they could contribute to the Egyptian uprising and shape the new political environment that arose from it. What compelled them to do so, and why only since 2011? Rooted in both the literatures on diaspora and transnationalism, this thesis argues that there were two simultaneous processes behind their mobilization. First, their sense of belonging to Egypt led some individuals within the Ottawa community to give a new political aspect and meaning to their Egyptian identity, and second, a series of events linked to the Egyptian uprising acted as catalysts to turn these identity-related feelings into action, which subsequently created new rifts within the community.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/33391
http://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-2673
CollectionThèses, 2011 - // Theses, 2011 -
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