Author Archives: Madeleine Conway

McDonalds as Popculture

Though we often use the term “popular culture” only to refer to media forms, we can’t ignore cultural institutions like McDonalds. In the US, McDonalds is just another of the thousands of fast food chains that populate our cities. When … Continue reading

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Out Of Touch? (Chastity Day in Morocco)

I was reading an article today that I thought was interesting in the context of this class:¬†http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/02/28/197533.html First, to provide a little background- While Egypt and Tunisia were undergoing massive revolutions last spring, Morocco had its own “Arab Spring” in … Continue reading

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Binaries

In the film Paradise Now (2055) I was particularly struck by the moment near the end of the film in which Palestinian Said points out that Israel has effectively managed to “convince the world, and themselves that they are the … Continue reading

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