SATIRE AS A CYBER-MEDIATED PRACTICE THE CASE OF “NOON ALNISWA”

Huda Alsahi

Abstract


This paper intends to shed some light on what constitutes a new cyber-mediated practice in the context of Saudi Arabia, that is the use of satire as a communication strategy and a new mode of feminist cultural production, through examining the case of “Noon Alniswa” which is a satirical YouTube show that has been running since 2012. Thus, by focusing on “Noon Alniswa” as a concrete example, I seek to examine the case as a vivid example of the struggles which women are currently facing in the Middle East and beyond, while seeking to address the following questions: (1) what are the prominent issues that have been featured and discussed in “Noon Alniswa”? (2) what are the overall consequences of the emergence of YouTube in particular, in relation to feminist action  (3) and  thirdly what is the role of producing and consuming online satire as a cyber-mediated practice?


Keywords


Satire, Internet, Women, Cultural Production, Micro-resistance

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