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REPRESENTATION STRATEGIES OF ARAB LGBQ INDIVIDUALS IN THE YEARS AFTER THE EVENTS OF THE SO-CALLED "ARAB SPRING" IN THE MAINSTREAM EGYPTIAN TV TALK SHOWS
April 20 2022 ▪ 10am
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"This research aims to deconstruct mainstream Egyptian TV talk show representations of Arab LGBQ people through identifying and dissecting the strategies they deploy to manufacture antiqueer representations. The representation strategies I study are: the construction of the ideal viewer, advancing “us” vs. “them” paradigm, reproducing queer people as the “Other,” fetishization, and the mobilization of false impartiality. The second aspect I explore is how power relations limit moments of resistance within the defined space of the interviews I analyze. Lastly, I interrogate how the growing social struggle in discourse has affected more recent mainstream representations, particularity in the years of 2017 and 2018."