Becoming an ex: Dynamics of disengagement from Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood after 2011:Middle East Law and Governance

Menshawy, M. and Al-Anani, K. (2021) Becoming an ex: Dynamics of disengagement from Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood after 2011:Middle East Law and Governance. Middle East. Law Governance, 13 (2). pp. 215-231. ISSN 1876-3367

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

This article explores the disengagement of members from Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood. Following both the 2011 uprising and the 2013 coup, increasing disenchantment with the group's ideology and political project have led many members to reconsider their commitment to, and membership in, the Brotherhood. While scholarship examining the Brotherhood's processes of recruitment and forming of collective identity is burgeoning, few works have assessed members' disengagement from the movement and abandonment of its ideology, or how former members make sense of their "ex"identity. Based on rich, original material and extensive interviews with former Brotherhood members in Egypt, Turkey, the UK, and Qatar, this article investigates how former members seek new meanings and identities. Adopting a processual and discursive perspective on disengagement from the Brotherhood, we identify disengagement as consisting of distinct ideological, political, and affective processes. These processes shape individuals' strategies for exiting the Brotherhood and forming their new identities as ex-members. © KONINKLIJKE BRILL NV, LEIDEN, 2021.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Middle East. Law Governance
Additional Information:
Export Date: 13 July 2021 References: Al-Helbawy, K., Al-Helbawy Announces His Resignation on Air, , https://bit.ly/2G0KYbE, March 31, 2012, Youtube; Mellor, N., (2017) Voice of the Muslim Brotherhood: da'Wa, Discourse, and Political Communication, , London: Routledge; El-Ghobashy, M., The metamorphosis of the Egyptian muslim brothers (2005) International Journal of Middle East Studies, 37 (3), p. 373. , Aug; Mitchell, R.P., (1993) The Society of the Muslim Brothers, , New York: Oxford University Press; Lia, B., (1998) The Society of the Muslim Brothers in Egypt, , Reading: Ithaca Press; Munson, Z., Islamic mobilization: Social movement theory and the Egyptian muslim brotherhood (2001) Sociological Quarterly, 42 (4), pp. 487-510; Rosevsky Wickham, C., (2013) The Muslim Brotherhood: Evolution of An Islamist Movement, , Princeton: Princeton University Press; Al-Anani, K., (2016) Inside the Muslim Brotherhood: Religion, Identity, and Politics, , New York: Oxford University Press; Menshawy, M., (2020) Leaving the Muslim Brotherhood: Self, Society, and the State, , New York: Palgrave Macmillan; Fairclough, N., (1992) Discourse and Social Change, pp. 74-78. , Cambridge: Polity Press; Entman, R.M., Framing: Towards a clarification of a fractured paradigm (1993) Journal of Communication, 43 (4), p. 52; Entman, R.M., Symposium framing us coverage of international news: Contrasts in narratives of the kal and iran air incidents (1991) Journal of Communication, 41 (4), p. 7; Van Dijk, T.A., Semantics of a press panic: The tamil invasion (1988) European Journal of Communication, 3 (2), pp. 167-187; Fairclough, Discourse and Social Change, pp. 86-91; Muslim brotherhood: Structure & spread (2017) Ikhwanweb, , http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=817, June 13; Ebaugh, H.R.F., (1988) Becoming An Ex: The Process of Role Exit, p. 10. , Chicago: University of Chicago Press; Marques, M.D., A brief scale for measuring anti-intellectualism (2017) Personality and Individual Differences, 114, pp. 167-174; Lakoff, G., Johnson, M., (2008) Metaphors We Live by, pp. 37-38. , Chicago: University of Chicago Press; Al-Banna, H., (1990) Majmu'At rasa'Il Al-imam Al-shahid Hasan Al-Banna [A Collection of Epistles of the Martyr, Imam Hasan Al-Banna], p. 393. , Alexandria, Da'wa, 416; Ali, A., El-Waziry, H., Abu khalil resigns from the muslim brotherhood: The movement agreed with suleiman to halt the revolution in favor of allowing it to create a party and association (2011) Al-Masry Al-Youm, , https://www.almasryalyoum.com/news/details/122713, March 31; Mu'atamar shabab al-ikhwan [Conference of Muslim Brotherhood's Youth] (2011) Youtube, , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKD9vrrKseU, March 28; Al-Anani, K., Rethinking the repression-dissent nexus: Assessing Egypt's muslim brotherhood's response to repression since the coup of 2013 (2019) Democratization, 26 (8), pp. 1329-1341; Price Dillard, J., Seo, K., Affect and Persuasion (2012) The SAGE Handbook of Persuasion: Developments in Theory and Practice, pp. 150-166. , eds., James Price Dillard and Lijiang Shen, Thousand Oaks, CA,: sage; Hardt, M., Foreword: What affects are good for (2007) The Affective Turn: Theorizing the Social, p. ix. , eds., Patricia Ticineto Clough and Jean Halley, Durham: Duke University Press; Al-Banna, H., (1990) Majmu'At rasa'Il Al-imam Al-shahid Hasan Al-Banna [Collection of Letters of the Martyr, Imam Hassan Al-Banna], p. 18. , Alexandria: Dar al-Da'wa; Bittner, E., Radicalism and the organization of radical movements (1963) American Sociological Review, 28 (6), pp. 928-940; Coser, L.A., (1974) Greedy Institutions: Patterns of Undivided Commitment, , New York: Free Press; El-Sanhouri, R., The muslim brotherhood and its misty intellectual positions (the example of being a cult) (2010) Al-Hiwar Al-Mutamaden, , http://www.ahewar.org/debat/show.art.asp?aid=200531&r=0, January 23; Della Porta, D., Leaving underground organizations: A sociological analysis of the italian case (2008) Leaving Terrorism Behind: Individual and Collective Disengagement, p. 81. , eds., Tore Bjorgo and John G. Horgan, London: Routledge; Al-Saleh, H., Watchstory of a couple of repentants from the brotherhood revealing the secrets of the group (2017) Al-Arabiya, , https://goo.gl/Dsmdpn, April 4; Al-Anani, Inside the Muslim Brotherhood, p. 79; Porta, D., Leaving Underground Organizations, pp. 66-87; Theresia Jessen, J., Job satisfaction and social rewards in the social services (2010) Journal of Comparative Social Work, 5 (1), pp. 1-18; Zahavi, D., You, me, and we: The sharing of emotional experiences (2015) Journal of Consciousness Studies, 22 (1-2), pp. 84-101; Lippmann, W., (1997) Public Opinion, p. 384. , New York: Free Press
Uncontrolled Keywords:
/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3308
Subjects:
ID Code:
157224
Deposited By:
Deposited On:
13 Jul 2021 16:00
Refereed?:
Yes
Published?:
Published
Last Modified:
13 Oct 2021 04:24