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Jihadi Brides: How Western media makes sense of women joining ISIS

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
Audience Public
Event Category Humanities
Event Type Open Seminar
CampusDunedin
DepartmentNational Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies
LocationSt David seminar room 3
CostFree
Contact NameRosemary McBryde
Contact Phone64 3 479 4546
Contact Emailpeaceandconflict@otago.ac.nz

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