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Arab and Muslim Stereotyping in American Popular Culture (Occasional Papers Series)
It is amazing to think that in an age where information is quite literally at one's fingertips, ignorance of the diversity of the world is rampant. According to Dr. Jack Shaheen, unawareness of the lives of Arab peoples in particular becomes apparent through the study of the use of mass media in American culture. How does the American media portray the Arab countries and t ...more
Paperback, 91 pages
Published January 28th 1997 by Georgetown Univ Ctr for Muslim
(first published 1997)
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Published in 1997, this overview of stereotyping of Arabs and Muslims is spot-on in its analysis of how the media have historically portrayed Arabs and Muslims - ignoring distinctions and treating all Muslims and Arabs as if they were all the same, and all villainous, barabarous and fanatical. Unfortunately, the potential for change Shaheen saw in the late 1990s has been lost in American media reactions to the events of 2001. It would be good to see a new analysis that tears down the new and inc ...more
Internationally acclaimed author and media critic, Dr. Jack G. Shaheen, is a committed internationalist and a devoted humanist. A Pittsburgh native and former CBS news consultant on Middle East Affairs, Shaheen’s lectures and writings illustrate that damaging racial and ethnic stereotypes of Asians, blacks, Native Americans and others injure innocent people. He defines crude caricatures, explains ...moreMore about Jack G. Shaheen...