Azzurra Meringolo focuses on the self-representation of women, focusing on the one hand on the work of pioneering Doaa El-Adl, an Egyptian cartoonist targeted by Islamists because of her cartoon deemed blasphemous, and on the other on the analysis of a significant sample of graffiti that appeared on the walls of the streets of Cairo in the aftermath of the "January revolution." The author follows closely, thanks to a long field research, the activity of the protagonists of these media, and the chapter uncovers the "gender paradox" that runs through Egypt: and that is the exclusion of women by institutions and political discourse in comparison with their leading role in the complex transformation of the country.
Tra vignette e graffiti: il potenziale comunicativo delle immagini
Tra denuncia ed empowerment: l'opera pionieristica di Doaa el-Adli
Da vittime a icone: le donne egiziane invadono i muri della capitale