Questions 2 and 7: Melissa Shadle

"13 Years After 9/11, Anti-Muslim Bigotry Is Worse Than Ever"- Dean Obeidallah on

"13 Years After 9/11, Anti-Muslim Bigotry Is Worse Than Ever"- Dean Obeidallah on

2. “The journey of a researcher” does not follow a simple path. Select a quote from the preface or introduction, which considers the author’s journey, starting questions, or identification. Explain why the quote is significant.

“While considering these two fields of action and production, I attend to alternative spaces of protest, following massive relocations after violence in order to challenge the way that we know democratic springs- a relocation of both time and place, an altered genealogy” (pg xxxvii). This quote introduces the way that Dr. Segall is bringing an alternative lens to our Western relationship with Iraq and South Africa. It is crucial for us to be exposed to the way in which people are fighting back, protesting for equality and for perspective on their situations. The journey of a researcher is not easy, but I think Dr. Segall’s method of laying out a specific plan and “map” to navigate these topics is very effective.

  1. What are the images after 9/11?

After 9/11, images of sexual violence emerged. These images were filtered greatly through a Western lens, the perspective very limited. The media provided a “way of seeing” that may have focused on violence occurring to women, but neglected to include the deaths from the war. Page xx describes the “willful ignorance” as viewers seem to have as they try to relate and sympathize with what they’re viewing, but it’s very surface level and limited, almost manipulated by the way the media frames their coverage.

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