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Yazidi woman escapee from ISIS slavery. Source: Reuters
November 16, 2017
Mohammed A. Salih

Whereas in the case of Muslim women IS demonstrates a strong if by comparison seemingly trivial obsession with controlling individual and collective behaviors of the faithful, in the case of captive women it positions itself as a sovereign power with authority over life and death, determining the very form of life (or lack thereof) that captured women experience.

a deer grazes near a suburban fence
November 5, 2014

Virtually every emerging disease in the past two centuries can be linked to transformations of the world’s economic landscape and...

October 9, 2014

Western war reporting sometimes bolsters the totalizing logic of globalization, constructing and disseminating images of conflict...

Accra Mall
September 8, 2014

As Accra’s developers seek out new foreign investment, they must market the city itself as a commodity. What, then, are the...