Reel Bad Arabs - How Hollywood Villifies a People by Jack Shaheen
Arab American National Museum
A groundbreaking book that dissects a slanderous history dating from cinema's earliest days to contemporary Hollywood blockbusters that feature bedouin bandits, sinister sheikhs, machine-gun weilding and bomb-blowing "evil" Arabs.
In this comprehensive study of nearly one thousand films, award winning film authority Jack Shaheen documents the tendency to portray Muslim Arabs as Public Enemy #1--brutal, heartless, uncivilized Others bent on terrorizing civilized Westerners. He examines how and why such a sterotype has grown and spread in the film industry and what may be done to change Hollywood's defamation of Arabs.
Jack G. Shaheen, Professor Emeritus of Mass Communinations at Southern Illinois University, is a former CBS News consultant on Middle East affairs, and the world's foremost authority on media images of Arabs. He is the author of Arab and Muslim Stereotyping in American Popular Culture, Nuclear War Films, and The TV Arab.
Soft cover, over 500 pages with notes, index and appendices, 5 1/2" X 9".
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