About Michael J. Faris
Assistant Professor of English with research areas in digital literacy, privacy and social media, and queering rhetorics.
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â€¢ via Clay Spinuzzi, this great comparison of an original NY Times piece on the Beijing Olympics, and the Chinese translation for a Chinese newspaper. The new copy omits anything that could be construed as negative, and even adds in … Continue reading
In a previous post (also my response paper for a class), I was concerned with the translation of academic discourse into various other discourse communities, especially in regards to difference and oppression. As Lisa Duggan puts the sentiment, the discourse … Continue reading
In “Creating Meat-Eaters: The Child as Advertising Target,” Delahoyde and Despenich argue that “Paranoia about the growing validity of the vegetarian alternative has prompted meat advertisers to secure their own future through the most susceptible consumers â€”Â children” (148). Throughout their … Continue reading
In “Getting Down to the Meat: The Symbolic Construction of Meat Consumption,” Heinz and Lee analyze an archive of “50 texts related to meat consumption” collected over two years (88). Drawing on Marx and others, they show how meat is … Continue reading