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
- Publication Date: 15/09/2018
- Category: Art & design styles: from c 1960
- ISBN: 9781538107379
- Hardback from £45.75