In doing so, this reveals our active role in the commodification and the demonization of religious beliefs.The striking difference between the Charlie Hebdo illustrations and is, despite Goldstein’s critique on religion, she remains respectful to the Gods and deities by rooting satire and contemporary narratives within the axiom of their history and spirituality, therefore , rather than distorting the essence of religious icons.Largest repository of graduate dissertations and theses 5 million works; grows by 200,000 each year International - content from universities in nearly 100 countries Accessed by thousands of institutions Pro Quest Dissertation & Theses Global is the world's most comprehensive curated collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, offering 5 million citations and 2.5 million full-text works from thousands of universities all over the world.
And it is possible to consider Islamophobia immoral without wishing it illegal.”(1) In her latest photographic collection, , Vancouver-based, internationally award-winning photographer and cultural critic Dina Goldstein captures the essence of satire through discussion and criticism about religion, its place and perseverance in our technology-manic society.
She knocks off Western and Eastern Gods, deities and icons from their altars and re-imagines them as ordinary people struggling with unemployment, homelessness, identity crisis and alienation.
If done right, satire can enlighten; if done carelessly, satire can lead to violence as our world has witnessed over again.
To not understand this dynamic is irresponsible on the part of the artist.
shootings ignited the polemics of satire as ammunition against religious fundamentalists and marginalized communities most associated with—at least according to Fox News and its ilk—religious extremists.
Satirizing religious and political affairs be done, not only to deepen social consciousness and inspire action, but to reach out to those not easily swayed by abstruse theory and rhetoric.
“The irony is that we continue our immersion in the three poisons when we shop at such overpriced designer supermarkets.
[…] They indulge our narcissism and desire—separating the haves even further from the have-nots, who can’t shop at such places and are left with GMO and lower-scale food.” This consumerism reveals on the one hand, religion’s vulnerability to commodification, and, on the other, its ability to navigate our consumer cosmos, adapting to rapid changing consumer wants and constructed needs.
A book-length work by Walt Whitman, discovered by Zachary Turpin, appears in its entirety in the Volume 33, Number 3 issue of the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review (WWQR).
"Manly Health and Training," previously unknown to Whitman scholars, is a thirteen-part journalistic series of 47,000 words that may bridge gaps in the poet's biography and change the way readers understand Whitman's writings from this period.