ReadNUS Issue 47

MAR 2022 | ISSUE 47
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Here’s Your Reading Summary

As the war in Ukraine continues, important questions concerning race and refugees are brought to light. Are some refugees regarded differently than others by virtue of the colour of their skin? This week, we bring you four different texts exploring this controversial topic.

This Week’s Reads:
Race and the Refugee Crisis

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Refugees and migrants are subjects of contemporary capitalism struggling to render themselves valuable capitalist modes of production.

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This study shows that the pupils use categories race, nationality, and gender in ways that limit the agency and positioning of some of the pupils.

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South African racial labels, originally constructed to classify South African nationals, are experiencing discontinuity and limitations in light of increased immigration flows in post-apartheid South Africa.

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A more just notion of human security relies on a new discourse of human rights and security that can undo epistemologies invested in recuperating a European heritage of justice and rights that has never existed.
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Ancient Stories Retold

Book to Movie Adaptations – By Vianne

Unsure of which book-to-film adaptations to watch next, or which ones are worth the limited free time you have as a student? In this article, Vianne Chia hopes to make this decision easier for you by sifting through the multitude of adaptations and showing you several of the best and worst book-to-film adaptations that have been made.

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Ancient Stories Retold

Books VS Movie Adaptations – An interview with the Editorial team

The battle between books and their film adaptations articulates an age-old debate. In this week’s fun interview, the ReadNUS Editorial Team answers a series of questions to weigh in on the difference between these hobbies (and which we personally prefer).

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Ancient Stories Retold

High Fidelity – A review by Wendi Lee

Love, loss, music, and love again, English author Nick Hornby’s trailblazing book tells the story of a struggling record store owner in the mid 90s who is out of luck in love and in his indignance, he explores his top five most memorable heartbreaks in order to understand his existential misery in romance.

Inspiring two adaptations—a film and a television series, Wendi Lee explores how High Fidelity begs the question of fidelity to a text. Do adaptations need to be totally faithful to the book?

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s – A review by Wan Qin

Audrey Hepburn’s portrayal of the lovable and effortlessly chic socialite, Holly Golightly, in Breakfast at Tiffany’s has captured the imaginations of cinema-goers for over sixty years. But how much do you know about the book that the classic film was based on?

In this week’s article, Wan Qin Tan takes a closer look at Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s and its theme of abandonment.

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