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Archive for May, 2014

Introductory Essay

While taking this course, I thought critically about the ways in which Islam and identity are interwoven into a complex tapestry of location and culture. Overall, my blog posts explore issues of identity and the complex struggle within Islam and all religions of finding identity and defining our identity. I worked with five different mediums: […]

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Below you will find my way of expressing the concept of the cultural studies approach. I decided to write a letter to my classmate in third grade instead of a speech because I have always wanted to express how problematic I found his ignorance. I tried to mirror the writing style found in The Reluctant […]

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist is an open-ended story about changing identity post 9/11. The narrator, Changez, grapples with how society views him and how he views himself as he moves from Pakistan to America to attend Princeton. He spends much of his time trying to fit in and be a successful businessman. However, eventually Changez realizes […]

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Persepolis was a poignant narrative that truly showed us how the Iranian Revolution affected a child. By using a comic strip medium, Satrapi presented the reader with many channels to experience the emotions that went with the revolution. In many ways Satrapi‚Äôs views of gender are placed upon her by the revolution. As children, we […]

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