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'Image Politics and the Art of Resistance in Syria (Vol. 2, No. 2, Spring 2012, pp. 135 – 148)'

  • Image Politics and the Art of Resistance in Syria, Nour K. Sacranie, State Crime Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2 (Autumn 2013), pp. 135-148


In what has quickly become one of the bloodiest and most protracted of the uprisings across the Arab world, Syria’s revolution has attracted a breadth of coverage and academic research into the now ailing Ba’ath party and its historical stranglehold on power. This article will explore the use of the image and spectacle as methods of control and discipline under the rule of Hafiz and Bashar Al-Assad, and how they have been subverted through new media to create a counter-hegemonic cultural discourse. The complex relationship between image and subversion in Syria will be teased out using the works of Jacques Rancière, Michel Foucault, and Guy Debord.

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