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ERIC Number: ED478756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
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Saudi Arabia, Cyprus, America and the World: September 11th from Another Perspective.
Christodoulou, Niki
This paper employs an autobiographical method using biographical elements from narrated experiences from Cyprus, Saudi Arabia, and the United States, where she has come to study. The paper offers perspectives on the September 11, 2001 tragedy and other acts of terrorism, violence, and mass destruction. It describes how the author's Cyprus experience was revived through the U.S. experience on the 11th of September, and through familiarity with the status quo that exists in Islamic countries, based on the Islamic law, giving a different perspective on issues of violence. Postmodernism directs people toward giving answers to this and other questions using multiple lenses, and respecting multiple meanings and perspectives. The paper briefly states a thesis regarding the controversial issue of whether violence should be discussed at schools. The intent of the paper is not to criticize or judge, but rather to respond to all those who think they know more, who view things from one perspective, who say that others do not care. The paper is addressed to people who have experienced the tragedy of September 11th, as well as other tragedies as a result of violence and terrorism. It is also addresses educators who are concerned with issues of violent behavior in the world. (Author/BT)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Cyprus; Saudi Arabia; United States