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'EVIL' ARABS IN AMERICAN POPULAR FILM

Jon Semmerling Tim

Oprawa:
MIĘKKA

Wydawca:
University of Texas Press

Data premiery:
2006-09-01

ISBN:
9780292713420

94,45 PLN
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Opis produktu

TIM JON SEMMERLING is an independent scholar in the DallasFort Worth area who holds a Ph.D. in Near East Languages and Cultures from Indiana University.'''b'Runnerup 2006 Arab American National Museum Book Awards 2007'/b''/'''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.' Its not surprising that this stereotype has entered American popular culture given the realworld conflicts between the United States and Middle Eastern countries particularly since the oil embargo of the 1970s and continuing through the Iranian hostage crisis the first and second Gulf Wars and the ongoing struggle against alQaeda. But when one compares the 'evil' Arab of popular culture to real Arab people the stereotype falls apart. In this thoughtprovoking book Tim Jon Semmerling further dismantles the 'evil' Arab stereotype by showing how American cultural fears which stem from challenges to our national ideologies and myths have driven us to create the 'evil' Arab Other.'/'''Semmerling bases his argument on close readings of six films ('cite'The Exorcist'/cite' 'cite'Rollover'/cite' 'cite'Black Sunday'/cite' 'cite'Three Kings'/cite' 'cite'Rules of Engagement'/cite' and 'cite'South Park: Bigger Longer &: Uncut'/cite') as well as CNNs 9/11 documentary 'cite'America Remembers'/cite'. Looking at their narrative structures and visual tropes he analyzes how the films portray Arabs as threatening to subvert American 'truths' and mythic talesand how the insecurity this engenders causes Americans to project evil character and intentions on Arab peoples landscapes and cultures. Semmerling also demonstrates how the 'evil' Arab narrative has even crept into the documentary coverage of 9/11. Overall Semmerlings probing analysis of Americas Orientalist fears exposes how the 'evil' Arab of American popular film is actually an illusion that reveals more about Americans than Arabs.'/''ul' 'l'Preface: Ichthyoid Man: Arcimboldos 'cite'The Water'/cite' (1566)'/l' 'l'Acknowledgments'/l' 'l'Introduction: Orientalist Fear'/l' 'l'Chapter One. 'cite'The Exorcist'/cite': Assault on American Confidence (1973)'/l' 'l'Chapter Two. 'cite'Rollover'/cite': Assault on the American Economy (1981)'/l' 'l'Chapter Three. 'cite'Black Sunday'/cite': The Loss of Frontier Heroism (1976)'/l' 'l'Chapter Four. 'cite'Three Kings'/cite': Assault on Victory Culture (1999)'/l' 'l'Chapter Five. 'cite'Rules of Engagement'/cite': Attack from the Multicultural Front (2000)'/l' 'l'Chapter Six. CNNs 'cite'America Remembers'/cite': The 'Real' Attack (2002)'/l' 'l'Conclusion. The 'cite'South Park'/cite' Lesson and Orientalist Fear'/l' 'l'Notes'/l' 'l'Bibliography'/l' 'l'Index'/l''/ul'

Data Publikacji: 2006-09-01
Wymiary: 229 mm 152 mm 19 mm 626 gr

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