Questions 2 and 7: Melissa Shadle

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 ... [Read more...]

Questions 6 & 10

Q6: Often the paradigm of political bloom is limited to just that, politics, and only those the media presents. To counter that construction, Segall offers her own three correctives: social contestation, artistic revision, and gender location. All these are important indicators of political shifts in their forms of protest, which can be overlooked by the ... [Read more...]

Performing Democracy: Questions 3 & 4

3.What does it mean to protest through literature or with cultural forms? How are these forms of performing democracy? To protest through literature is the use of creative outlets such as blogs, plays, songs, and poetry to tell stories and share people’s experiences where violence is still very apparent as the country faces a shift ... [Read more...]

Questions 3 & 6

3. What does it mean to protest through literature or with cultural forms? How are these forms of performing democracy? There are many ways of protest in which one can voice their own thoughts and opinions on issues. However, some means of protest are ignored.  Protesting through literature or with cultural forms, like social media ... [Read more...]

Adaptation and Mediation

  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. "Given the closed borders of war, my work has continued in cultural studies, in witnessing forums with refugees, in ... [Read more...]

Karli Stockhouse

  6. Protest is not only political and economic, but also fits within a “paradigm of political bloom” (xvii). What are the three factors in this paradigm or model? In the “paradigm of political bloom,” the three factors are gender locations, social contestation, and artistic revision. Different cultural forms of protest reveal these factors as ... [Read more...]

Performing Democracy: Questions 3 & 7

What does it mean to protest through literature or with cultural forms? How are these forms of performing democracy? Protesting through literature and cultural forms allow the oppressed to respond to the oppressor. Stories of personal atrocities brought about through the actions of oppressors allow us to hear from those who are not represented or ... [Read more...]

Questions 1 and 3: Every Story Matters

  Question 1: The stories that are "largely forgotten" in the preface's example is that of the occurrences in Kurdistan. Instead of covering both sides of a story, Western media chose to represent one side, deeming the Kurds "terrorists" and "freedom fighters", terms not taken lightly by those in charge of the U.S. The author's ... [Read more...]

Missing Pieces and Western Press

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. "But are we missing pieces?" is the question Segall poses in response to news segments about mass protests and democratic transition ... [Read more...]

Questions 1 & 7

Preface: What stories had been “largely forgotten” by the western press, in this example? How do the highlights of the western press influence a sense of global memory/forgetting? In this particular example the western press have forgotten the Kurds, ethnic cleansing, and at the time their “new” democracy. The highlights of western press influence global ... [Read more...]