Book Reel bad Arabs : how Hollywood vilifies a people / Jack G. Shaheen ; foreword by William Greider.
Publication year: 2001.
Call Number PN1995.9.A68 S54 2001
Media class: Book
Publisher: New York : Olive Branch Press
ISBN: 1566563887 9781566563888
Extent: viii, 574 p. ; 23 cm.
In this comprehensive study of nearly one thousand films, 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.