The chapter tracks the appropriation and circulation of two very different kinds of images. First, it examines media depictions of a protest action at Rome’s Trevi Fountain, a tourist destination and pilgrimage site. Then it compares this action to the deployment of images of the Virgin Mary on Bougainville Island in the Pacific. In both cases, images are wielded in protest against oppression. Local actors, appropriating the power of these symbols, mobilize them in local media to mark their positions in war or conflict, thereby constellating divergent sentiments and practices.
|Title of host publication||Ritual, Media, and Conflict|
|Editors||Ronald L. Grimes, Ute Husken, Udo Simon & Eric Venbrux|
|Place of Publication||Oxford UK|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|