Book Size: 6" x 9"

Pages: 256

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781566566841

Imprint: Olive Branch Press

Edition: 1

Category:

Guilty

Hollywood's Verdict on Arabs after 9/11

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“Jack Shaheen is a one-man anti-defamation league who has exposed Hollywood’s denigration of Arabs in most, if not all, of its films.” – Helen Thomas, distinguished journalist and author

About this book

"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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About the author

Jack G. Shaheen, a former CBS News consultant on Middle East affairs, is the world’s foremost authority on media images of Arabs and Muslims. He is the author of Guilty: Hollywood’s Verdict on Arabs after 9/11, Arab and Muslim Stereotyping in American Popular Culture, Nuclear War Films, and the award-winning TV Arab.

Reviews

“Jack Shaheen is a one-man anti-defamation league who has exposed Hollywood’s denigration of Arabs in most, if not all, of its films.” – Helen Thomas, distinguished journalist and author

Additional information

Author

Shaheen, Jack G.

Edition

1

Inprint

Olive Branch Press

Pages

256

Type

PB

Author Home

USA

Subtitle

Hollywood's Verdict on Arabs after 9/11

Format

6"å x 9"å

Reviews

"Jack Shaheen is a one-man anti-defamation league who has exposed Hollywood's denigration of Arabs in most , if not all , of its films."- Helen Thomas , distinguished journalist and author

MainReview

"Jack Shaheen is a one-man anti-defamation league who has exposed Hollywood's denigration of Arabs in most, if not all, of its films."- Helen Thomas, distinguished journalist and author