Guilty: Hollywood's Verdict on Arabs After 9/11
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Beschreibung"Nothing will be the same again." Americans scarred by the experience of 9/11 often express this sentiment. But what remains the same, argues Jack Shaheen, is Hollywood's stereotyping of Arabs. In his new book about films made after 9/11, Shaheen finds that nearly all of Hollywood's post-9/11 films legitimize a view of Arabs as stereotyped villains and the use of Arabs and Muslims as shorthand for the "Enemy" or "Other." Along with an examination of a hundred recent movies. Shaheen addresses the cultural issues at play since 9/11: the government's public relations campaigns to win "hearts and minds" and the impact of 9/11 on citizens and on the imagination. He suggests that winning the "war on terror" would take shattering the centuries-old stereotypes of Arabs, and frames the solutions needed to begin to tackle the problem and to change the industry and culture at large.
PortraitJack Shaheen is Professor Emeritus, Mass Communication at Southern Illinois University, a former CBS News consultant on the Middle East, and a bestselling author.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: INTERLINK PUB GROUP INC
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2008
Seitenanzahl: 198 Seiten