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Jones, Rachel Bailey: (Re)thinking Orientalism. Using Graphic Narratives to Teach Critical Visual Literacy. (Minding the Media, 12.) New York [etc.]: Peter Lang, 2015. (238 S.) 
Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
DOI: 10.3726/978-1-4539-1414-4
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9781433122293
BibTeX citation key: Jones2015a
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Categories: General
Keywords: Didaktik und Pädagogik, Diskursanalyse, Ethnizität, Gender, Islam, Postkolonialismus, Semiotik
Creators: Jones
Publisher: Peter Lang (New York [etc.])
Abstract
(Re)thinking Orientalismis a text that examines the visual discourse of Orientalism through the pedagogy of contemporary graphic narratives. Using feminist, critical race, and postcolonial theoretical and pedagogical lenses, the book uses visual discourse analysis and visual semiology to situate the narratives within Islamophobia and neo-Orientalism in the post-9/11 media context. In the absence of mainstream media that tells the complex stories of Muslim Americans and Muslims around the world, there has been a wave of publications of graphic narratives written and drawn from various perspectives that can be used to create curriculum that presents culture, religion, and experience from a multitude of perspectives. The book is an accessible, upper level undergraduate/graduate level text written to give readers insights into toxic xenophobia created through media representation. It provides a theoretical foundation for students to engage in critical analysis and production of visual media.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Bringing Theory to Practice (1)
2. Situating the Discourse: Orientalism and Islamophobia (27)
3. Visualizing Difference, Decoding Representation (47)
4. Post-September 11th and the Visual Regime (69)
5. Muslims in the American Media: The Muslims I Know, All-American Muslim, and Graphic Representations (95)
6. From the Inside/Outside: Persepolis, Nylon Road, and A Game for Swallows (115)
7. Graphic Narratives from Inside the Iranian, Egyptian, and Tunisian Protests: The Tunisian Awakening, Rise, Zahra’s Paradise, and Qahera (137)
8. Self-Reflexive Outsiders: The Waiting Room, The Photographer, and Palestine (149)
9. Habibi: The Outsider Looking In (161)
10. Graphic Narratives of Self and Other: American Born Chinese, Pyongyang, and Fun Home (183)
11. Conclusion: Lessons of Critical Visual Literacy (199)

Bibliography (221)
Index (231)


  
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