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Media and Intervention: Examining Representations of Afghan Women in The New York Times
In the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, Republican nominee Donald Trump vowed to bring troops home from Afghanistan. After the election, in August of 2017, newly elected President Trump, with advic...
Where does Afghanistan fit in China’s grand project? A content analysis of Afghan and Chinese news coverage of the One Belt, One Road initiative
One Belt, One Road is a political and economic initiative developed by China to revive ancient trade routes in an effort to encourage international trade. One Belt, One Road will increase China’sExpand
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The politics of being a woman: feminism, media and 21st century popular culture
In their edited collection, The Politics of Being a Woman: Feminism, Media and 21st Century Popular Culture, Heather Savigny and Helen Warner argue that our current discussions of contemporary medi...
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Winning hearts and minds: A critical analysis of independent media development in Afghanistan
ABSTRACT Utilizing a political economic framework, this study investigates the development and expansion of independent media in Afghanistan, focusing on one of the largest private media companies inExpand
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From under the veil to under the knife: women, cosmetic surgery, and the politics of choice in Afghanistan
Abstract This study investigates the factors motivating women in Afghanistan to seek cosmetic surgery through qualitative in-depth interviews with 16 consumers of cosmetic surgery. Providing aExpand