Homeland In/Security: A Discussion and Workshop on Teaching Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis

  title={Homeland In/Security: A Discussion and Workshop on Teaching Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis},
  author={Lisa Botshon and Melinda Plastas},
  journal={Feminist Teacher},
  pages={1 - 14}
One of the great challenges of teaching in the post–9/11 United States is contending with persistent stereotypes and misinformation about Islam, “Arabs,” “Arab Americans,” and the “Middle East” within our student bodies. Since 2003 we have been employing Iranian author Marjane Satrapi’s work in the classroom as a way to begin discussions about race, terrorism, and war, and particularly about how these issues are gendered. Her critically acclaimed graphic novel/memoir Persepolis, which relates… 
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