Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People (USED)
Title: Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People
Author: Jack G. Shaheen
Publisher: Olive Branch Press
Publish Date: 2001
Condition: Used-Very Good
"A groundbreaking book that dissects a slanderous history dating from cinema's earliest days to contemporary Hollywood blockbusters that feature bedouin bandits, sinister sheikhs, machine-gun wielding and bomb-blowing "evil" Arabs. In this comprehensive study of nearly one thousand films, award-winning film authority Jack Shaheen documents the tendency to portray Muslim Arabs as Public Enemy #1--brutal, heartless, uncivilized Others bent on terrorizing civilized Westerners. He 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."