January 20, 2014
- A Is for Arab Exhibit
- Time: All Day
- Location: Malpass Library, Western Illinois University, Macomb Campus
- Description: This exhibit, A Is for Arab, is from the Jack G. Shaheen Archive at New York University and chronicles the history of the depiction of Arabs in U.S. popular culture for over a hundred years. Professor Emeritus of Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, and Distinguished Visiting Scholar at New York University's Asian/Pacific/American Institute, Dr. Shaheen is the author of Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People and Guilty: Hollywood's Verdict on Arabs After 9/11.
As Ali Mirsepassi states in A Is for Arab: Archiving Stereotypes in U.S. Popular Culture, Dr. Shaheen "is certainly the most prolific scholar researching the cultural representation of Arabs and Muslims in the U.S. and the West generally. His work is a critique of the American popular production/consumption of images and ideas which through 'entertainment'. . . inflicts pain and dehumanizes the Muslim and the Arab 'other.'"
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