Identity Crises

Postcolonial Reading to Private School Admission Advertisement Posters (2023-2024) in Raparin District

  • Samal M. Mohammed Department of English Language, College of Basic Education, University of Raparin, Ranya, Kurdistan Region, Iraq https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3092-2738
  • Mariwan H. Pirot Department of English Language, College of Basic Education, University of Raparin Ranya, Sulaymaniyah, Iraq https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2669-3661
  • Shwana Q. Perot Department of General Education, Cihan University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7148-5960
  • Srwa H. Abdalla Department of English Language, College of Basic Education, University of Raparin Ranya, Sulaymaniyah, Iraq https://orcid.org/0009-0001-7507-3058
Keywords: Identity Crisis,, Postcolonialism,, Private School Admission Advertisement Posters,, Raparin District.

Abstract

This research paper aims to investigate identity crisis in some Private School Admission Advertisement Posters in Raparin District/ Sulaymaniyah in the northern part of Iraq for academic years 2023-2024 from the postcolonial worldview. A preamble study of postcolonial theory is bound up with the traces of colonization and its effects on the psychology of the colonized. The colonizer has proven itself in many ways and endeavors to prolong its hegemony by any means. One of the colonial policies that the colonizer has employed is creating the false consciousness of the colonizer as superior in the mind of the colonized. This article endeavors to show how Private School Admission Advertisement Posters in the Raparin District were created under the impact of the colonial false consciousness. The study articulates the reason behind using European figures in their posters instead of non-European individuals and shows that colonization and it’s legacy still exists. This contraction shows that the advertisers are influenced by European cultures, shapes, and values. Unconsciously, they are portraying themselves as the West’s other by giving superiority to Europeans over non-Europeans.

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Author Biographies

Samal M. Mohammed, Department of English Language, College of Basic Education, University of Raparin, Ranya, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

Samal M, Mohammed is an assistant lecturer in the Department of English, College of Basic Education, Raparin University- Ranya, Kurdistan Region, Iraq. He has a BA degree in English Literature and MA degree in English Literature. His research interests are literary criticism and cultural studies.

Mariwan H. Pirot, Department of English Language, College of Basic Education, University of Raparin Ranya, Sulaymaniyah, Iraq

Mariwan H. Pirot is an assistant lecturer at English department, college of basic education at Raparin University. He has BA in English language and literature and masters degree in English literature. His research interests are comparative literature and postcolonial literature.

Shwana Q. Perot, Department of General Education, Cihan University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.

Shwana Q. Perot is an assitant lecturer in the Department of General Education, Cihan University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq. He has a B.A degree in  English Translation and M.A degree in Englis Language and Literature. His research interests are eco-fiction and Black Literature. 

Srwa H. Abdalla, Department of English Language, College of Basic Education, University of Raparin Ranya, Sulaymaniyah, Iraq

Srwa H. Abdalla is an assistant lecturer in the department of English Language, College of Basic Education, University of Raparin, Kurdistan Region, Iraq. She has a BA degree in English literature. She has an MA degree in English Literature. Her research interest is English Literature.

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Published
2024-06-10
How to Cite
Mohammed, S., Pirot, M., Perot, S., & Abdalla, S. (2024). Identity Crises. Cihan University-Erbil Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 8(1), 115-119. https://doi.org/10.24086/cuejhss.v8n1y2024.pp115-119
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