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Changing Egypt’s Identity One Picture at a Time
  • Ethan P Pullman, Carnegie Mellon University

In the wake of Egypt's recent political revolution, an image circulated on social networks and the internet at large that spread like wild fire – “has gone viral,” as one Facebook user comments. What makes this image revolutionary, and somewhat ironic, is the interplay between image and language reconstructed meaning using the language of the dominant “orientalist” culture that originated it.

  • Visual Rhetoric,
  • Egypt,
  • Identity
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Ethan P Pullman. "Changing Egypt’s Identity One Picture at a Time" (2011)
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