The phenomenon of Western women willingly joining ISIS becomes problematic as their "joining the enemy" contradicts many of the pillars on which the legitimisation of the War on Terror has been based and jeopardizes the different constructions that have been mobilised to maintain it. Therefore, different narratives are deployed in society to make sense of their acts, which are particularly visible, for example, in the depictions Western media renders of these female militants. In this seminar, visiting doctoral candidate Alice Martini will analyse the case of three main UK broadsheets and the way these women are narrated and problematised through gender and post-colonial theories.
|Date||Thursday, 25 May 2017|
|Time||1:00pm - 2:00pm|
|Department||National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies|
|Location||St David seminar room 3|
|Contact Name||Rosemary McBryde|
|Contact Phone||64 3 479 4546|