Guilty Hollywood's Verdict on Arabs After 9/11
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Description: "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.
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Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
|The Impact of 9/11||p. 3|
|Reel Negatives||p. 25|
|Reel Positives||p. 35|
|TV's Arab-American Bogeymen||p. 44|
|Real Solutions||p. 54|
|The Films||p. 91|
|Film Categories||p. 183|
|Works Cited||p. 190|
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