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Evelyn Alsultany's Arabs and Muslims in the Media: Race and Representation PDF

By Evelyn Alsultany

ISBN-10: 0814707319

ISBN-13: 9780814707319

After Sept. 11, there has been a rise in either the prevalence of hate crimes and executive rules that distinct Arabs and Muslims and the proliferation of sympathetic portrayals of Arabs and Muslims within the U.S. media. Arabs and Muslims within the Media examines this paradox and investigates the rise of sympathetic photographs of “the enemy” throughout the struggle on Terror.


Evelyn Alsultany explains new commonplace in racial and cultural representations emerged out of the multicultural move of the Nineties that consists of balancing a destructive illustration with a favorable one, what she refers to as “simplified advanced representations.” This has intended that if the storyline of a television drama or movie represents an Arab or Muslim as a terrorist, then the storyline additionally incorporates a “positive” illustration of an Arab, Muslim, Arab American, or Muslim American to offset the capability stereotype.  reading how television dramas reminiscent of West Wing, The Practice, 24, Threat Matrix, The Agency, Navy NCIS, and Sleeper Cell, news-reporting, and non-profit advertisements have represented Arabs, Muslims, Arab americans, and Muslim american citizens through the conflict on Terror, this e-book demonstrates how extra different representations don't in themselves resolve the matter of racial stereotyping and the way even likely optimistic pictures can produce meanings which may justify exclusion and inequality.

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The emphasis here is not on an appreciation for representing diverse Muslims but rather on educating the public on the War on Terror and the Arab/Muslim terrorist threat. This viewer seeks programming that affirms an “us” and a “them” and appreciates a drama that reinscribes conceptions of the domestic and foreign wherein the foreign is signified as a threat. Similar commentary is made by a poster who identifies himself as a military officer: I am an NCO in the United States Army. After four over seas tours in the last four and a half years I was beginning to get a little tired of my job.

It challenges the common conflation of Arab and Muslim identities. While the ringleader of the cell, Faris al-Farik, is an Arab, the other members are not: they are Bosnian, French, Euro-American, Western European, and Latino; one character is a gay Iraqi Brit. Portraying diverse sleeper cell members strategically challenges how Arab and Muslim identities are often conflated by government discourses and media representations by demonstrating that all Arabs are not Muslim and all Muslims are not Arab and, further, that not all Arabs and Muslims are heterosexual.

Casting actors of color to give the impression of a postracial society propagates the comforting notion of an enlightened society that has resolved all its racial problems. The various strategies used in the first decade of the War on Terror are akin to a Band-Aid over a still-festering wound. They give the impression of comfort, perhaps even of cure, but the fundamental problem remains. While these representational strategies that challenge the stereotyping of Arabs and Muslims were being broadcast, circulated, and consumed, real Arabs and Muslims were being detained, deported, held without due process, and tortured.

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