The article “Terrorist Transgressions: Exploring the Gendered Representations of the Terrorist” discusses the shift in modern warfare towards being “cultural.” The author argues that visual images, like photos of Saddam Hussein, were used to legitimize military intervention during the War on Terror and that this increased use of media was part of what made it […]Read More Representations of Terrorists in Media
Um Kalthoum is a world renowned Egyptian singer, songwriter, and actress who was actively performed between the 1920 and 1970. She began singing at a young age with her father’s encouragement after he realized her talent. He taught her the Qur’an and some soureces say that she memorized the whole book. He had her perform […]Read More Um Kalthoum
The interview with Omar Kholeif reminded me of his article about art and the Arab spring in which he discusses the certain restrictions and rules that many artists felt in making art related to the Arab spring. These pressures that artists felt would surely also apply to the exhibit discussed in this interview, as it […]Read More Expanding the scope of Arab art
In Omar Kholeif’s article he explores the various pressures put on artists to represent uprisings in their work. It’s interesting to think about how something like the Arab Spring necessitates representation in the artist community, and the “right” ways to do. This debate is one that can be thought about in relation to many other […]Read More The Arab Spring and how to Represent it with Art
I really appreciated the talk today on fake news, since it’s something I think everyone has experienced and can definitely relate to. I found it interesting that Elizabeth Losh categorized the types of fake news into three categories. Personally, I have the most experience with fake news 1.0, since I watch a lot of comedy […]Read More Fake News- Do We Care?
The article about the Tweets from Guantanamo was particularly interesting to me because I was surprised that reporters would be allowed to Tweet in real time from the media operation center about the court proceedings going on. This is an unprecedented way for reporters to hold everyone involved in the proceedings accountable for upholding justice. […]Read More Twitter and the Dissemination of Information
In reading the chapter Cultural Hybridity and International Communication, I was reminded of Eric London’s critique of The New York Times article “Fractured Lands.” As described in the book, hybridity involves the “fusion of two hitherto relatively distinct forms, styles, or identities, cross-cultural contact, which often occurs across national borders as well as across cultural […]Read More Hybridity as it Applies to the Fractured Lands Piece