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Sudan Suffering

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Anthropology of Mass Media Sudan Suffering In the article, “The Appeal of Experience, the Dismay of Images: Cultural Appropriations of Suffering in Our Times” by authors Arthur and Joan Kleinman discussed the sufferings and how an image translates. A Pulitzer-Prize photographer Kevin Carter took a famous picture illustrating starvation. It is of an African- American young girl on the dried ground in a fetus position with a vulture creeping in. The suffering that was described is closely defined as the authors stated as “Collective modes of experience shape individual perceptions and expressions. Those collective modes are visible patterns of how to undergo troubles, and they are taught and learned, sometimes openly, often indirectly.” Shaping the authors’ perceptions and as well as for the viewers, they would see the article knowing that the child lives in Sudan and during that timeframe a famine and war was ongoing.
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Unformatted text preview: The war and famine leads the concept as evil while the authors illustrated the vulture representing the country’s evil to what they have done to the girl. There was controversy regarding to what Kevin Carter’s activities towards to the photo and with helping the girl if at all. The fortunate people, who take life for granted, has helped them to see what is out there. Authors have argued that any kind of suffering involved has helped the industrial countries such as United States, England, and France to aid those in suffering. Also sufferings make those countries to reconsider and revise their policies regarding to traumatic events. Today we have believed to be attracted to suffering in the globalization and find ways to help stop it but that’s the type of violence is ongoing, will always been seen consistency....
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