Authors Archives: Gabriele Dietze

Occidentalist Visual Politics. 'Orientalizing' Barack Obama and Angela Merkel.

In last decades photos and other visual media representation developed into central tools of political staging. (Bennett & Entman, 2000). Media scholar Kristen Marek (2007: 27) concludes, that politics has always to be understood as ‘order of images’, engendering visibility and spatiality. In the last Iraq war the US press corps waited for days to […]

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