Monday, 20 June 2011

Book launch Friday 24 June 2011 VU University Amsterdam

Book launch Friday 24 June 2011
VU University Amsterdam,
Metropolitan building, Buitenveldertselaan 3
Room Z 113

Dear colleagues,

You are cordially invited to attend the book launch of one our alumni:

Palestine Online. Transnationalism, the Internet and the construction of Identity.
Miriyam Aouragh

Miriyma Aouragh is Post-Doctoral Rubicon Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, she is working on political activism and the use of internet/web 2 in Palestine and Lebanon. She started her study Anthropology at the VU University, she holds her PhD at the University of Amsterdam.

Book: For Palestine's diaspora and exiled communities, the internet has become an important medium for the formation of Palestinian national and transnational identity. Miriyam Aouragh looks at the internet as both a space and an instrument for linking Palestinian diasporas in Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon. Through the internet, participants reconstruct a virtual ‘Palestinian homeland’, gain a space for recovering the past, for overcoming issues of mobility, and for generating social change.
Book: (Europe/UK)

12.30-12.50: Presentation dr Miriaym Aouragh (Oxford Internet Institute)
12.50-13.00: Discussant Donya Alinejad (VU SCA)
13.00 -13.30: Plenary discussion
Chair: Lenie Brouwer (VU SCA)

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