Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim Sentiment : Picturing the Enemy, Paperback / softback Book

Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim Sentiment : Picturing the Enemy Paperback / softback


In the minds of many Americans, Islam is synonymous with the Middle East, Muslim men with violence, and Muslim women with oppression.

A clash of civilizations appears to be increasingly manifest and the war on terror seems a struggle against Islam.

These are all symptoms of Islamophobia. Meanwhile, the current surge in nativist bias reveals the racism of anti-Muslim sentiment.

This book explores these anxieties through political cartoons and film--media with immediate and important impact.

After providing a background on Islamic traditions and their history with America, it graphically shows how political cartoons and films reveal Americans' casual demeaning and demonizing of Muslims and Islam--a phenomenon common among both liberals and conservatives.

Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim Sentiment offers both fascinating insights into our culture's ways of "picturing the enemy" as Muslim, and ways of moving beyond antagonism.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 296 pages, 2 Tables, unspecified; 101 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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  • Category: Art & design styles: from c 1960
  • ISBN: 9781538107379

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