Home/Land/Security: What We Learn about Arab Communities by Karin Gwinn Wilkins

By Karin Gwinn Wilkins

because the American executive makes use of the specter of terrorist violence to justify stringent family and exploitative overseas guidelines, Arab groups within the usa face the injustice of racial profiling and harrassment. The response of usa citizens to the style of action-adventure movie and its expanding use of Arabs as villians exhibits how our perceptions of Arab groups and participants has been skewed.

Using concentration teams composed of a various cross-section of usa citizens, Karin Gwinn Wilkins analyzes how contributors vary of their conception of particular action-adventure motion pictures and their Arab villains. extra particularly, Wilkins interviews individuals and asks them questions without delay relating to 3 issues: villains as threats to nationwide safety, movie settings on the subject of worry inside of worldwide house and the center East, and heroes conquering evil. This e-book addresses the ignored empirical hyperlink among documented media stereotypes of Arab groups and the lived effects of those portrayals, when it comes to discriminatory practices and generalizations.

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