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By Hatem N. Akil

This ebook considers the ways that Muslims view the way in which they're being considered, no longer seen, or incorrectly considered, through the West. The publication underscores a definite “will-to-visibility” wherein Muslims/ Arabs want simply to be “seen” and to be marked as fellow human beings.  the writer relates the failure to accomplish this visibility to a kingdom of desperation that inextricably and symmetrically ties visibility to violence. whilst Syrian and Palestinian refugees lately begun refusing to be photographed, they sincerely ushered the eventual yet inevitable cave in of the picture and its ultimate futility. The photo has been thoroughly emptied of its final ultimate risk of signification.

The e-book makes an attempt to have interaction with questions on the ways that photographs are perceived inside go cultural contexts. Why and the way do humans from various cultural backgrounds view a similar photo in opposing methods; why do sketch, pictures, and video clips turn into either the reason and goal of bloody political violence – as witnessed lately by means of the lethal assaults opposed to Charlie Hebdo in France and within the rapid army reaction by means of the USA, Jordan, France, and others to videotaped violence by means of ISIS.

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