"Evil" Arabs in American popular film : orientalist fear (Book, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
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"Evil" Arabs in American popular film : orientalist fear

Author: Tim Jon Semmerling
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2006.
Series: ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Edition/Format:   Print book   Computer File : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Publication:ACLS Humanities E-Book.
The "evil" Arab has become a stock character in American popular films, playing the villain opposite American "good guys" who fight for "the American way." It's not surprising that this stereotype has entered American popular culture, given the real-world conflicts between the United States and Middle Eastern countries, particularly since the oil embargo of the 1970s and continuing through the Iranian hostage  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Semmerling, Tim Jon, 1961-
"Evil" Arabs in American popular film.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2006
Online version:
Semmerling, Tim Jon, 1961-
"Evil" Arabs in American popular film.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2006
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Jon Semmerling
ISBN: 029271341X 9780292713413 0292713428 9780292713420
OCLC Number: 62342783
Awards: Arab American Book Award - Adult Non-Fiction, Honorable Mention, 2007
Description: viii, 303 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The exorcist : assault on American confidence (1973) --
Rollover : assault on the American economy (1981) --
Black Sunday: the loss of frontier heroism (1976) --
Three kings : assault on victory culture (1999) --
Rules of engagement : attack from the multicultural front (2000) --
CNN's America remembers : the "real" attack (2002) --
The South Park lesson and orientalist fear.
Series Title: ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Responsibility: Tim Jon Semmerling.
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A timely look at American popular films made between 1973 and 2001 that use Arabs, their landscapes, and their cultures as villainsoand what these depictions of "evil" Arabs reveal about American  Read more...


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