Articles (issue 3)

Never Forget: Ground Zero, Park51, and Constitutive Rhetorics

Never Forget: Ground Zero, Park51, and Constitutive Rhetorics

by Tamara Issak“The Park51 uproar had a ripple effect on Muslim communities throughout America with reports of arson, vandalism, and violence at mosques. The shutdown of Park51 was another reminder that the constitutional right to practice religion freely and build houses of worship does not apply to Muslims.”

Who Is Looking?: De-centering the Distant Spectator in Visual Rhetorics of Violence

Who Is Looking?: De-centering the Distant Spectator in Visual Rhetorics of Violence

by Megan Eatman
“While approaching violence through assemblage is risky, the work of destabilizing dominant ways of looking cannot happen solely through written analysis. Visual production offers different ways of knowing for both maker and spectator, and violence is too prevalent and significant a problem to lay aside any tools available to reckon with it.”