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Tripp, Charles (2016) 'Art, Power and Knowledge: Claiming Public Space in Tunisia.' Middle East Law and Governance, 9 (2-3). pp. 250-274.

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Charles Tripp argues that through artistic interventions – graffiti, visual street art, performances, demonstrations, banners, slogans – citizens have appropriated the public sphere. Despite the monitoring of political dissent through persuasion or coercion, an activist public has created highly visible public spaces, assisted and encouraged by citizen artists. They have generated debates and have helped to give substance to competing visions of the republic.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Tunisia; art; power; public space; revolution; citizen artists
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Politics and International Studies
ISSN: 18763367
Copyright Statement: © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2016. This is the accepted manuscript of an article published by Brill in Middle East Law and Governance, available online:
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Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2016 11:45

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