Orientalism and thus orientalist ways of thought pervade everyday life, alter individual experiences and change how one positions themselves within the world. Edward Said’s concept describing Western privilege and Eastern subjugation proved effective in determining the struggle faced by Muslim women in Western diasporic communities. An analysis of Said’s work highlighted the way in which … Continue reading (Mis)understanding the Female Orient – A Visual Essay
Just recently I made a post about the strict censorship process the Chinese government adheres to. The Great Firewall blocks information left, right and centre in order to ‘protect’ its people. How would you feel if I told you that one of our - and in particular, my personal favourite - social media platforms similarly … Continue reading Facebook: Flagging Content Everywhere
To say that the Internet has absolutely no influence in my life would be a blatant lie. Furthermore, if I said that I didn’t spend hours upon hours of my time on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, I would once again be lying. The Internet has changed my life significantly but it’s not … Continue reading The Great Firewall of China: Say Ta-Ta Twitter and Hello to Weibo!
For centuries maps have been used on a global scale to educate, inform and assist individuals and the wider community on issues of geography by embodying cartographic imagery. But did you know that maps are not just utilised by individuals to get directions? “Maps make things happen” (Evans, 2015) and maps are an extremely powerful … Continue reading Counter-Mapping: How to Pave the Way for Social Justice