Big-screen aftershock: How 9/11 changed Hollywood’s Middle Eastern characters

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dc.contributor.advisor Pugliese, Rudy
dc.contributor.advisor Elahi, Babak Dana, Matthew 2009-07-07T17:43:51Z 2009-07-07T17:43:51Z 2009-04-02
dc.description.abstract Did the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, carried out by extremists from the Middle East, affect the way Hollywood portrayed Middle Eastern characters in films? This content analysis compares Middle Eastern characters in films from the five years before September 11, 2001 to those in films from the five years after. On average, Middle Eastern characters in post-9/11 films were found to be significantly darker-skinned, less intelligent, more likely to wear traditional (non-Western) clothing, and more likely to commit acts of terrorism. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
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dc.subject Arab en_US
dc.subject Film en_US
dc.subject Hollywood en_US
dc.subject Middle Eastern characters en_US
dc.subject Portrayals en_US
dc.subject Stereotypes en_US
dc.subject.lcc PN1995.9.A68 D36 2009
dc.subject.lcsh Arabs in motion pictures en_US
dc.subject.lcsh September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001--Influence en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Middle East--Foreign public opinion, American en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Middle East--In motion pictures en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Motion pictures--United States en_US
dc.title Big-screen aftershock: How 9/11 changed Hollywood’s Middle Eastern characters en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US College of Liberal Arts en_US
dc.description.department Department of Communication en_US
dc.contributor.advisorChair Austin, Bruce

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