The U.S. Media and the Middle East: Image and Perception

Synopsis

In this thought-provoking volume, experts explore the disturbing ramifications of portrayal of the Middle East by the U.S. media; analyze the stereotypes and misconceptions that Americans have of Arabs, Iranians, and other Middle Easterners; and discuss the far-reaching political and cultural impact of the United States on the Middle East. Focusing on the U.S. media (books, magazines, newspapers, motion pictures, television) coverage and portrayal of Arabs, Palestinians, the Intifada, Middle Eastern women, Iran, Islam, Turkey, and the Persian Gulf War, the book also examines the impact of motion picture classics on young children and the perceptions of American students relative to the Middle East.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Mazharul Haque
  • Thomas Roach
  • R. S. Zaharna
  • Karin Gwinn Wilkins
  • Annemarie A. Daniel
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1995