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Media Discourses That Normalize Colonial Relations: A Critical Discourse Analysis Of (Im)Migrants And Refugees, Meng Zhao, Jorge Rodriguez, Lilia D. Monzó Jun 2019

Media Discourses That Normalize Colonial Relations: A Critical Discourse Analysis Of (Im)Migrants And Refugees, Meng Zhao, Jorge Rodriguez, Lilia D. Monzó

Education Faculty Articles and Research

The im(migration) and refugee crisis that are being exacerbated under the Trump administration, is a manifestation of empire-building and the long history of colonization of the Global South. A Marxist-humanist perspective recognizes these as consistent aspects of a clearly racist global capitalism that functions in the interest of multibillion dollar U.S.–based corporations and increasingly transnational corporations. Trade agreements, international economic policy, political intervention, invasion or the threat of these, often secure corporate interests in specific countries and regions. The authors use critical discourse analysis to examine the discourses around Mexican, Central American, and Syrian im(migrants) and ...


The Enemy As Animal: Symmetric Dehumanization During Asymmetric Warfare, Emile Bruneau, Nour Kteily Jul 2017

The Enemy As Animal: Symmetric Dehumanization During Asymmetric Warfare, Emile Bruneau, Nour Kteily

Departmental Papers (ASC)

Historically, dehumanization has enabled members of advantaged groups to ‘morally disengage’ from disadvantaged group suffering, thereby facilitating acts of intergroup aggression such as colonization, slavery and genocide. But is blatant dehumanization exclusive to those at the top ‘looking down’, or might disadvantaged groups similarly dehumanize those who dominate them? We examined this question in the context of intergroup warfare in which the disadvantaged group shoulders a disproportionate share of casualties and may be especially likely to question the humanity of the advantaged group. Specifically, we assessed blatant dehumanization in the context of stark asymmetric conflict between Israelis (Study 1; N ...


The Mainstream Misrepresentation Of Muslim Women In The Media, Megan A. Mastro Apr 2016

The Mainstream Misrepresentation Of Muslim Women In The Media, Megan A. Mastro

What All Americans Should Know About Women in the Muslim World

I discuss the widespread misrepresentation of Islamic women in multiple sources of media and its subsequent effects on the general population's perception of this demographic as a whole.


Laughing It Off The Role Of Comedy And Humor In Combating Extremist Ideals In Jordan, Juan Nunez Ledesma Apr 2016

Laughing It Off The Role Of Comedy And Humor In Combating Extremist Ideals In Jordan, Juan Nunez Ledesma

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

This research focuses on comedy in Jordan, and whether it plays a role in the larger fight against extremist ideals in the region. The purpose of this study is to gain an understanding of how comedy is used in Jordan for a purpose other than merely making people laugh. Through this research, I study whether Jordanians believe that comedy has a role in combating extremism and if so, whether it is systematically employed for this specific purpose. The hypothesis of this study states that most Jordanians believe that comedy is a powerful weapon in the fight against extremism and as ...


Fealess Friday: Kelsey Chapman, Christina L. Bassler Apr 2015

Fealess Friday: Kelsey Chapman, Christina L. Bassler

SURGE

Kelsey Chapman ’15 fearlessly advocates for human rights, peace, and justice, focusing on the Middle East. An economics major and Middle East and Islamic Studies (MEIS) minor, Kelsey is the house leader for the MEIS House, an Arabic PLA, and the founder of Gettysburg’s chapter of J Street U. [excerpt]


Specters Of Kurdish Nationalism: Governmentality And Counterinsurgent Translation In Turkey, Nicholas S. Glastonbury Jan 2015

Specters Of Kurdish Nationalism: Governmentality And Counterinsurgent Translation In Turkey, Nicholas S. Glastonbury

Publications and Research

This essay examines translations of the Kurdish epic poem Mem û Zîn into Turkish, tracing the logics behind these state-sponsored translations and examining how acts of translation are also efforts to regulate, translate, and erase Kurdish subjectivities. I argue that the state instrumentalizes Mem û Zîn’s potent nationalist currency in order to disarm present and future claims of Kurdish national autonomy. Using translation as a counterinsurgent governmental tool, the state attempts to domesticate Kurdish nationalist discourses even as it reproduces them, thereby transforming Kurdish nationalism into a specter of itself. Attending to this specter, however, allows us to see ...


Iranian Nuclear Proliferation And Sanctions, Bailey Nicole Burlingame Dec 2014

Iranian Nuclear Proliferation And Sanctions, Bailey Nicole Burlingame

Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

This project will involve the current problem of nuclear development in the nation of Iran. The question involved in the election studies was, “Should we try to stop Iranian Nuclear Development by increasing sanctions, yes or no?” According to the US Department of State website, they are attempting to increase these sanctions against individuals or cooperations who can be proven to have provided aid, information, or mechanical aspects to assist the goal of Iranian nuclear proliferation. The website provides identifying information for the individuals involved. The answer to this question I believe will be determined the amount of news information ...


The Turkish Al-Jazeera? Trt, Omar Al-Ghazzi, Marwan M. Kraidy Jan 2014

The Turkish Al-Jazeera? Trt, Omar Al-Ghazzi, Marwan M. Kraidy

Departmental Papers (ASC)

"Turks and Arabs," intoned Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, one spring evening in April 2010, "are like the fingers of a hand. They are as close as the flesh and the nail of a finger… We belong to the same history, the same culture and above all the same civilization."1 Erdoğan was speaking at the launching ceremony of TRT-al-Turkiyya, Turkey's Arabic-language satellite television channel, and his speech was carried live on al-Jazeera and other Arab news networks. The event the speech keynoted crowned a multi-year rapprochement between Turkey and its Arab neighbors expressed through Erdoğan's soft-Islamist, socially ...


"Turkish Rambo": Geopolitical Dramas As Narrative Counter-Hegemony, Marwan M. Kraidy, Omar Al-Ghazzi Nov 2013

"Turkish Rambo": Geopolitical Dramas As Narrative Counter-Hegemony, Marwan M. Kraidy, Omar Al-Ghazzi

Departmental Papers (ASC)

Arabs and Turks share a historically complicated relationship. After 400 years of Ottoman imperialism over Arab lands that lasted until after World War 1, Turkish leader Mustafa kemal Atatürk's secularized Turkey and cut linguistic ties with Arab culture. Secularism, nationalism and NATO membership during the second half of the 20th century further distanced Turkey from Arab countries. This changed in 2001 with the rise of the Justice and Development Party (known by its Turkis acronym AKP). Incorporating electoral politics in a pro-business platform reflecting the AKP's pious and entrepreneurial constituency in Anatolian cities, the AKP has consolidated power ...


Citation Filtered: Iran’S Censorship Of Wikipedia, Nima Nazeri, Collin Anderson Nov 2013

Citation Filtered: Iran’S Censorship Of Wikipedia, Nima Nazeri, Collin Anderson

Iran Media Program

Using proxy servers in Iran, researchers Collin Anderson and Nima Nazeri identified every blocked Persian language Wikipedia article and divided blocked pages into ten categories to determine the type of content state censors are most adverse. In total, 963 blocked articles were found, covering a range of socio-political and sexual content including politics, journalism, the arts, religion, sex, sexuality, and human rights. Censors repeatedly targeted Wikipedia pages about government rivals, minority religious beliefs, and criticisms of the state, officials, and the police. Just under half of the blocked Wiki-pages are biographies, including pages about individuals the authorities have allegedly detained ...


Outside In: The Practices Of Iranian Diaspora Journalists, Magdalena Wojcieszak, Amy Brouillette, Briar Smith Jan 2013

Outside In: The Practices Of Iranian Diaspora Journalists, Magdalena Wojcieszak, Amy Brouillette, Briar Smith

Iran Media Program

The Iran Media Program (IMP) conducted a survey of Iranian journalists living and working outside Iran. The IMP’s aim was to examine more closely the role and relationship between Iranian reporters abroad and their international and domestic audiences, as well as to broaden our knowledge of the Iranian diaspora media culture.

With this report, the IMP hopes to contribute new insights regarding the transnational dimensions of Iranian journalism, as well as how Iranian journalists working outside Iran view their roles within and perspectives on the broader Iranian media ecosystem. The IMP’s research adds to a growing body of ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 85, No. 2, Wku Student Affairs Sep 2009

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 85, No. 2, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 83, No. 5, Wku Student Affairs Sep 2007

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 83, No. 5, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.


Is There A Crisis In Middle East Academic Publishing?: The View From A History Journal Editor, Michael Grossberg Jan 2003

Is There A Crisis In Middle East Academic Publishing?: The View From A History Journal Editor, Michael Grossberg

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.


Ua35/4 International Outlook, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Wku International Programs Apr 1993

Ua35/4 International Outlook, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Wku International Programs

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter created by and about WKU International Programs.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 55, No. 51, Wku Student Affairs Apr 1980

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 55, No. 51, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue includes articles:

  • Judd, Alan & Cecelia Mason. President Donald Zacharias Explains 7.5% Pay Raise
  • Wood, Michele. 3 Running for Associated Student Government President – Steve Fuller, David Rue, Tim Irons
  • Sheets, Carol. Area Groups Entertain in Grill Weekly
  • Student Killed, 2 Hurt in Head-on Collision – Andrea Morris, Leann Straney, Lisa Clarkson
  • Western Large User of Paper
  • Magic Show Coming
  • Academic Affairs Change not Sure Thing
  • Bilbrey, Greg. 1980 Census was Decade’s Affirmation of Democracy
  • Gibbons, Roland. Editorial Cartoon – Census
  • Wood, Michele. Associated Student Government Proposes Longer Class ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 55, No. 33, Wku Student Affairs Jan 1980

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 55, No. 33, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue includes articles:

  • Winnecke, Joycelyn. Tuition Rise Likely; Salary Increase Low
  • George, Tommy. University to Study Black Students’ Wants
  • Johnson, Nathan & Cyndi Mitchell. Reaction Mixed to Draft Registration Plan
  • Beshear, Tom & Alan Judd. Regents Delay Housing Resolution
  • WKYU AM Change is Good, but will FM Serve Public Interest?
  • Gibbons, Roland. Editorial Cartoon – WKYU-FM Format
  • Scott, Rod. Sports, Politics Linked?
  • Hudnall, Tim. Pet Problems in Dorms
  • Staynings, Tony. Athlete Criticizes Column – Olympics
  • Kyser, Kimberly & Mary Lally. Nobility Questioned
  • Rector, Bill. WKYU Article Praised
  • Raymer, Ernest. Cancellation a Mistake – Garp ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 55, No. 32, Wku Student Affairs Jan 1980

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 55, No. 32, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue includes articles:

  • Johnson, Nathan. Beliefs, Lifestyles Differ for Two Iranian Students – Mohammad Rizi
  • Beshear, Tom. Program Changes, Title IX Among Topics for Regents
  • Cosman, Shawn. WKYU-FM Station May Get Grant for $82,000
  • Jimmy Carter Proposes Draft Registration
  • Mitchell, Cyndi. Interhall Council Proposes More Recreation
  • Kentucky Education Association Honors 2 from Here – Joseph Sandefur, Tom Jones
  • 1980 Bills: Two Good, One Doubtful for State Universities
  • Gibbons, Roland. Editorial Cartoon – Legislature Listening to Students
  • Mess, Alesia. Police Can’t be Seen
  • Dowell, John. Reconsider Garp
  • Most Buildings Meet ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 55, No. 30, Wku Student Affairs Jan 1980

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 55, No. 30, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue includes articles:

  • Beaty, Lisa. Play Canceled for Obscenity – The World According to Garp
  • Winnecke, Joycelyn. Open House Hours Increased to 31 a Week
  • Judd, Alan. Long-Distance Line Hours Cut to Save on $175,000 Bill
  • Foreigners Must Report Soon
  • 2 From Here Get Internships – Tom Beshear, Amy Galloway
  • Western’s World Not According to Garp
  • Gibbons, Roland. Editorial Cartoon – Cleaning up World According to Garp
  • Herald Welcomes Contributors
  • Beaty, Lisa. Reporter Up to Her Eyes in Contact Troubles
  • Papaioannou, Neophytos. Comments on Letter – Midnight Express
  • New System ...


Ua12/2/1 December Magazine, Wku Student Affairs Dec 1979

Ua12/2/1 December Magazine, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

Special magazine edition of the College Heights Herald. This issue includes articles:

  • Fish, Tim. Sorcerer’s Apprentice – Deniece Rogers
  • Clark-Tod, Tom. ‘70s A Quiet Revolution: Re-Evaluating a Revolution - & Revealing Another
  • Beshear, Tom. ‘70s A Quiet Revolution: Serving Leftovers from the ‘60s
  • Salato, Nancy. ‘70s A Quiet Revolution: The Great Buildup – Construction
  • Bilbrey, Greg & Cecelia Mason. ‘70s A Quiet Revolution: Glancing Back at Western


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 55, No. 26, Wku Student Affairs Dec 1979

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 55, No. 26, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue includes articles:

  • Beshear, Tom. Bargaining Agent Not Recognized
  • Carpenter, Steve Kentucky Education Association, Workers Surprised by Action on Bargaining
  • Beshear, Tom. Musician’s Child Disliked All That Jazz, Carolyn Mingus
  • Christian Music Group to Perform Dec. 12 – Dogwood
  • 3 Wise Men Condemned for Their Iranian Origin
  • Gibbons, Roland. Editorial Cartoon – Regents & Kentucky Education Association
  • Judd, Alan. Rock ‘n’ Roll to Die at Natural 97 – WLBJ-FM
  • Armstrong, Donald. Jimmy Feix the Greatest
  • Reiss, John. Says Play Superb – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Powell, Jody. U.S. Support Asked
  • Firat, Mehmet. Criticizes Movie – Midnight Express
  • Dodge, Ruth. Situation Deplorable – Student Health Clinic
  • Parsons, John. Opinion Changed – U.S. Embassy in Iran
  • Galloway, Amy. Appliance Demonstrator Draws a Crowd – Cherry Smith
  • Writer-Lecturer to Speak Here – William Buckley
  • Winnecke, Joycelyn. After-Hours Telephone Use May End
  • Showcase for Books Planned
  • Stewart, Kevin. Shooting in 2nd Half Seals Loss – Basketball
  • Whitaker, David & Linda Younkin. Middle Tennessee State University’s Defense Beats Tops
  • Young, Monte. Women’s Basketball Team Concentrates on Fundamentals
  • Judd, Alan. Youngstown State to Join Ohio Valley Conference
  • Freshmen Shine – Swimming
  • Tops Place Second in Meet; Indiana Coming Here Friday – Gymnastics
  • Salato, Nacy. Male Nurses Say Job Not Feminine
  • Bilbrey, Greg. Western Loses $3,500 on Concert – Spyro Gyra


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 55, No. 25, Wku Student Affairs Nov 1979

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 55, No. 25, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue includes articles:

  • Winnecke, Joycelyn. Hilltopper Returns after Worldwide Fame – Billy Vaughn
  • Beshear, Tom. Board of Regents Undecided about Kentucky Education Association Request
  • Galloway, Amy. U.S. May Not Deport Iranian Student Here
  • Beaty, Lisa. Lili Marleen: Professor Writes Song’s Biography – Carlton Jackson
  • 742 Register for Classes
  • Ayatollah Khomeini Begging for Martyr’s Death
  • Gibbons, Roland. Ayatollah Khomeini
  • Judd, Alan. Energy Patrol Trips Over Civil Rights
  • Martin, Edwina, et al. Not Complaining
  • McCann, Michael. Questions Policy – Crime Reporting
  • Griggs, George. Criticizes Officials – Intramurals
  • Winter, Janice. Resent Prejudice ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 55, No. 24, Wku Student Affairs Nov 1979

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 55, No. 24, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue includes articles:

  • Beshear, Tom. Most Faculty Salaries Here Higher Than in Rest of State
  • Beshear, Tom & Steve Carpenter. Hourly Workers Wages Among Lowest in Kentucky
  • Galloway, Amy. Iranians Optimistic About Stay in U.S.
  • Faculty Pay Plan Might Create More Inequities
  • Gibbons, Roland. Editorial Cartoon – Drug Related Arrests
  • Obermark, Peter. Acts Called Unjust – Anti-Iranian Rally
  • Molley, Bob. Station Criticized – WLBJ-FM
  • Judd, Alan. Fans’ Obsession with Winning Basic Case of Misplaced Values
  • Olliver, Jodie. Protestors Criticized
  • Cooke, Kenneth. Restraint Urged
  • Bivin, Stuart & James Doerge. Residence Hall Association Conference ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 55, No. 23, Wku Student Affairs Nov 1979

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 55, No. 23, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue includes articles:

  • Galloway, Amy, et al. Shah of Iran May Leave U.S. Within 10 Days – Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
  • Galloway, Amy. Natural 97 is Changing to Mellow Music Format – WLBJ-FM
  • Carpenter, Steve. Faculty Meeting with Kentucky Education Association
  • Fish, Tim & Cecelia Mason. Workers Say Union Would Lead to Higher Wages
  • Local Board Shuns Students Again – Bowling Green-Warren County Board of Adjustments, Maranatha Christian Center
  • Gibbons, Roland. Editorial Cartoon – Ayatollah Khomeini & Uncle Sam
  • Fairleigh, Joe. Ad Policy Criticized
  • Reneae, Richard. Crowding Dangerous – Children’s Theatre
  • Whitaker, David & Monte ...