||[Apr. 7th, 2009|12:04 pm]
|||||The Prodigy - Warriors Dance||]|
WARNING: Thesis venting post. If not interested please ignore!
So i'm about 6 weeks into my thesis year and i have to say i'm pretty happy with how i'm going so far. I'm well on top of my work for the Seminar Classes and in terms of reading, well, the sheer amount of notes taken so far is just mind boggling. Good news is i'm feeling quite relaxed too which is a good sign. Although i can preemptively see just how stressful my thesis is going to get. There is just so much to read on it and such a complex issue to deal with. Dealing with the issue of Hamas doesn't mean just looking at it as a movement by itself but analysing the entire Political-Islamic dichotomy as a whole from moderate-secular Islam all the way to extremist Selafist-Islamic Jihadism (not just fancy sounding words). The whole purpose is to frame Hamas along similar examples, discounting irrelevent generalisations, and placing it in a wider picture. Interesting but quite complex.
Today i had a breakthrough though. I'm pretty sure i know the structure of my thesis as a whole and the content of the first chapter. I will spend this chapter looking at constructions of Islamic movements in western media, academia, etc. and how certain misconceptions only widen the gap of understanding between East and West in regards to political Mobilisation. This will get into the issues such as the onerous and incompatible generalisation of Hamas and Al-Qaeda as one and the same and examples that better fit the mould. I'm just happy that i appear to be making visible progress now after all this work :) - apologising in advance for my lack of socialising this year in response to Thesis. EVERYBODY GET READY TO PARTY AFTER OCTOBER 15TH (when the thesis is due)
Anyways enough about that. Decided im going to use LiveJournal more often. It's good to just sit down and engage in a systematic brain explosion in print. Also got back into Killzone 2 online after a little stint offline. So after 9:00pm when my mind ussually decides to quit focusing, its Helghan time!
Anyways i'm off to bed. Hopefully next post is more enjoyable for all who actually read it :P Night all!