GENDER ORIENTED IDEOLOGY AND POWER RELATIONS IN THE FILMS ‘LIVE FROM BAGHDAD’ AND ‘OSAMA’: A COMPARATIVE FEMINIST CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS
The current study exposes the gender oriented power relations and ideology represented in the two films ‘Live from Baghdad” and “Osama”. The study employs the five key principles such as Feminist Analytical Activism, Gender and Ideology, Gender and Power Relations, Gender Deconstruction and Gender Reflexivity of Feminist Discourse Analysis to explore the data set retrieved from the two films. The results of the study reveal the implicit domains of male oriented power construction and ideological structures in both the Western and Eastern societies through discourse. Finally, the study also exposes the Western orientation of the Eastern Muslim Women. The study reveals the stereotypical representation of biased view of Western society of gender differences in the Muslim world and ultimately, highlight the Muslim communities as where gender discrimination is practiced as part of their religion, culture and ethnicity.