Friday, October 28, 2016

Blog 3- Community

In the memes I found for this particular case study, it can be noticed that while these memes speak about the current situation involving the Muslim faith and how they are treated in America, they speak in a more negative connotation about how society views these individuals policies. In these attempts to poke fun at the President/presidential hopeful, the authors of these memes have inadvertently given their own views and opinions on the current situation in regards to the Muslims/Muslim policy as well. In each of these cases, there is a blending of sorts of the online and offline context due to the fact that, while these individuals may have spoken some or part of the text that is read in the meme, the author puts their own twist on the subject. This is an example of what is known as "participatory culture" (Yadlin-Segal, 2014), because the authors are engaging in their own critical analysis of current events.

In these memes the idea of hatred towards Muslims in the context of how Hitler hated the Jews is expressed, as well as how some people view Pres. Obama's policy towards the Muslims in the US. These messages are communicated through clear satire, however, there is an underlying tone of disdain and possibly hatred towards the individual pictured.

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