ISBN-10:
1566567521
ISBN-13:
9781566567527
Pub. Date:
06/15/2009
Publisher:
Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated
Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People / Edition 2

Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People / Edition 2

by Jack G. Shaheen

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Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People / Edition 2

A groundbreaking book that dissects a slanderous history dating from cinema's earliest days to contemporary Hollywood blockbusters that feature machine-gun wielding and bomb-blowing "evil" Arabs

Award-winning film authority Jack G. Shaheen, noting that only Native Americans have been more relentlessly smeared on the silver screen, painstakingly makes his case that "Arab" has remained Hollywood's shameless shorthand for "bad guy," long after the movie industry has shifted its portrayal of other minority groups. In this comprehensive study of over one thousand films, arranged alphabetically in such chapters as "Villains," "Sheikhs," "Cameos," and "Cliffhangers," Shaheen documents the tendency to portray Muslim Arabs as Public Enemy #1—brutal, heartless, uncivilized Others bent on terrorizing civilized Westerners.

Shaheen examines how and why such a stereotype has grown and spread in the film industry and what may be done to change Hollywood's defamation of Arabs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781566567527
Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/15/2009
Edition description: Updated
Pages: 672
Sales rank: 447,520
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.60(d)

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