'the discourse' has nothing to do with reality.
Author: Joey Ayoub
Syrian ‘elections’ and scapegoating in Lebanon
This is the constant in Lebanese politics: scapegoating refugees.
The Revolutionizing Nature of the Lebanese Uprising
Another look into the October 2019 uprising in Lebanon, from a published book chapter.
Bisri Valley: Understanding the Wealth of Bisri and its National Discourse
This article is an invitation to explore the links between the movement to stop the Bisri Dam project, a proposed project in the Bisri Valley located in Mount Lebanon, and the wider importance of integrating an environmental and social justice perspective to our understanding of modern Lebanese politics.
Hezbollah’s Resistance™ against resistance
it is useful to separate between Hezbollah’s narrative of being the Resistance™ and what resistance actually is, or, at the very least, should be. Since 2011, the gap between the two has widened.
Memory, violence and fear: Why Lokman Slim’s murder must not be depoliticized
The forcibly disappeared and the murdered in Lebanon are killed twice. First, physically, and second, they are erased. ... If we’re not careful, the same could happen with Lokman Slim’s assassination one week ago
Black-Palestinian Solidarity: Towards an Intersectionality of Struggles
Book chapter I wrote as part of "Social Justice and Israel/Palestine: Foundational and Contemporary Debates"
The Perfect Day Will Never Come: Restlessness in “A Perfect Day” and “Here Comes the Rain”
This is the third excerpt of the book chapter I wrote as part of the book “The Social Life of Memory: Violence, Trauma, and Testimony in Lebanon and Morocco”.
Decay as Political Metaphor in Ely Dagher’s Waves’ 98 and Mounia Akl’s Submarine
Ely Dagher's 2015 Waves '98 and Mounia Akl's 2016 Submarine, as unique responses to a feeling of despair brought about by the city/nation, explored through the theme of decay
Twitter’s “Left” Discourse
Algorithmically-perceived Expectations ain't Discourse