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Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Olive Branch Pr
Publication date July 30, 2009
Pages 617
Binding Paperback
Edition Updated
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781566567527
ISBN-10 1566567521
Dimensions 1.50 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 2.22 lbs.
Original list price $30.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: revised and updated edition

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.

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9781566567527 | details & prices | 617 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.50 in. | 2.22 lbs | List price $30.00
About: revised and updated editionA 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" ArabsAward-winning film authority Jack G.

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