Description or Abstract
During the 18 days of the Egyptian revolution of 2011, people coexisted each day with death and all the linked fears surrounding it. Though death anxiety is a persistent matter and has a powerful effect on people's minds and psychological well-being, the shift of the Egyptian people's beliefs and feelings towards death and how it compelled them to action during the revolution led us to focus on the following: the comparison of the degree of death anxiety in people who participated at least once in the protests, with that of those who did not go at all. Our hypothesis is that those who were politically active have a lower fear of death than those who weren't. We also explore the connection between decreased death anxiety and political action.
2011 Egyptian Revolution, Death anxiety, Political participation
Gazis, Alexandra; Attia, Eman; Stelzer, Hamida; and El Ramlawy, Mahitab, "The Egyptian revolution: how Egyptians were freed from fear of death" (2011). Papers, Posters, and Presentations. 24.