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Between empathy and victim-blaming: the effect of personal ideologies and identities on users’ perception of the self-reported gender-based violence posts on Facebook in Egypt

Abstract The advent and proliferation of digital technology, particularly social media, has provide a potential voice to voiceless people. This capacity enables public shaming of sexual perpetrators as evinced via public accusations leveled against celebrities regarding sexual harassment, which resulted in some celebrities losing work and suffering financially. Similar social …

Impact of Target-Audience Characteristics on the Portrayal of Women in TV Commercials

Abstract For over five decades, scholars have examined depictions of women and men in advertising and media, including the analysis of stereotypes, cultural implications, and social consequences. This research aims to analyze the relationship between target audience characteristics, such as gender and socioeconomic class, and the portrayal of women in …

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Books & Reviews

Arab Women’s Revolutionary Art: A Book Interview with Dr. Nevine El-Nossery

Dr. Sahar Khamis interviewed Dr. Nevine El-Nossery regarding her new book titled Arab Women’s Revolutionary Art: Between Singularities and Multitudes, which explore the ways women in the contemporary MENA region (Middle East and North Africa) have re-imagined revolutionary discourses—through creativity and collective action—as a means of resistance. Sahar: Please provide a brief synopsis of …

Screening Middle Eastern TV Dramas: Narratives of Sociopolitical and Cultural Dynamics

Book Review: Middle Eastern Television Drama: Politics, Aesthetics, Practices Christa Salamandra and Nour Halabi, Eds.  ISBN 9781032027814 190 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations Published June 21, 2023 Routledge Middle Eastern Television Drama: Politics, Aesthetics, Practices, edited by Christa Salamandra and Nour Halabi, scrutinizes the multifaceted narrative of television's sociopolitical engagement across …

Book Review | Fake News in Digital Cultures

Fake News in Digital Cultures by Rob Cover, Ashleigh Haw, and Jay Daniel (2022), promises “a new approach to understanding disinformation and misinformation in contemporary digital communication.” Studying the digital world from a cultural perspective, the authors propose looking at fake news as a normal byproduct of ‘postmodern’ culture, using Raymond …

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