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Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies A People. Foreword by William Greider
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Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies A People. Foreword by William Greider

By Shaheen, Jack G.

Brooklyn, NY: Olive Branch Press, 2001. Book. Fine. Soft cover. First Edition. viii, 574pp, Foreword, Introduction, Reviewed Films A-Z, Notes, 10 appendices, index of Films. 8vo/23cm. Paper, , ex-library--other than the library markings the book has no defects and is clean, tight and very good. Basically the first comprehensive review of Arab films ever published, more than 900 of them going back to 1905. They are reviewed for their spoken or visual anti-Arab stereotypical images. From the evidence the author has amassed, it looks to be an overwhelming indictment of Hollywood treatment of the subject. In essence he says, the word "Arab" has remained Hollywood's shorthand for 'bad guy'. And it is not inconceivable that some of the American soldiers who have perpetrated the abuse of Arab prisoners in Abu Graib and Guantanamo as well as in other places and circumstances have been affected in their earlier lives by such images. Jack G. Shaheen (1935- ), an Arab himself, is Professor Emeritus of Mass Communications at Southern Illinois University and the author of Arab and Muslim Stereotyping in American Popular Culture, and other associated works..


The Arabs: People and Power

By Encyclopaedia Brittanica Editors

New York: Bantam/Brittannica Books, 1978. Book. Fine. Soft cover. Bantam Edition. 268pp, Introduction, many monochrome illustrations including maps, Bibliography, Index. 12mo18cm. Pictorial card wrappers, light soil and rubbing, internally fine. A relatively brief but comprehensive guide to the Arab people including summary descriptions of 21 Arab countries..


The Arab World: Past, Present and Future. Foreword By William Ernest Hocking

By Izzedin, Nejla

Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1953. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. xv, 412pp, 19 photo illustrations, index. Tall 8vo/24.5cm. Brown cloth gilt, light soil and spotting, bookmark of previous owner (James P.Hurley), otherwise internally fine. A general introduction to the Arab world as it then existed. Dr. Nejla Mustapha Issedin (1908- ) was the first Arab woman to receive a Ph.D, from the University of Chicago. William Ernest Hocking (1873-1966), long-time Professor of Philosphy at Harvard, provides a graceful Foreword..


The Arabs: A Short History

By Hitti, Philip K

Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1949. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 5th Revised Edition (1943). vii, 224pp, Preface, 8 maps, index. 8vo/22.5cm. Green cloth gilt, light wear in chipped dj, otherwise internally clean, tight and very good. VG/Poor. A condensation of the author's renowned, History of the Arabs (1937) done particularly for Americans with the help of Byron Dexter. Dr. Philip Khuri Hitti (1886-1978) has been callled 'the founder of Near Eastern studies in the U.S.' primarily for his work at Princeton where he founded a department of Near Eastern studies in the forties..