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The macro- and the microstructure of the fighters’ testament videos of Hezbollah’s military arm
conference contributionposted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Hatem El ZeinHatem El Zein
This paper is an endeavour to shed light on the macro- and the microstructure of the fighters‟ testament videos of “The Islamic Resistance” – the military arm of Lebanese Hezbollah.The significance of this paper has been derived from the fact that there is a paucity of research in this precise field. As a result of the dearth in studies about the fighters‟ testament videos broadcast by militant organisations in the Middle East, this paper provides illumination on this genre in the media discourse of Hezbollah's military arm. Thus, this paper contributes to the existing knowledge by analysing a sample of fighters‟ testament videos broadcasted by “The Military Media Unit” of “The Islamic Resistance.” The testaments constitute a part of the media discourse of Hezbollah's military arm. By utilising critical discourse analysis, the paper aims to show the structures of the testaments investigated, their forms of signification, how the image of the fighters is presented and how these testaments are embedded with religious beliefs. Thus, this paper illuminates how the fighters frame 'the self'. The results of the paper show the objectives of the testaments and provide an insight into the overall aims of the media discourse of Hezbollah's military arm.