(Re-)Framing the Arab/Muslim

Mediating Orientalism in Contemporary Arab American Life Writing

Media depictions of Arabs and Muslims continue to be framed by images of camels, belly dancers, and dagger-wearing terrorists. But do only Hollywood movies and TV news have the power to frame public discourse? This interdisciplinary study transfers media framing theory to literary studies to show how life writing (re-)frames Orientalist stereotypes. The innovative analysis of the post-9/11 autobiographies »West of Kabul, East of New York«, »Letters from Cairo«, and »Howling in Mesopotamia« makes a powerful claim to approach literature based on a theory of production and reception, thus enhancing the multi-disciplinary potential of framing theory.

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2014-10-09, 446 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-2915-6

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Silke Schmidt

Silke Schmidt, University of Giessen, Germany

»Although the book discusses only autobiographiesas an effective reframing tool, it stands out as an astounding monograph about Arab/Muslim American scholarship in general, and will be of use to diverse scholarsin pursuit of ethnic, transnational, and postcolonial studies.«
Ali A. Alhajji, Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes, 106 (2016)
Author(s)
Silke Schmidt
Book title
(Re-)Framing the Arab/Muslim Mediating Orientalism in Contemporary Arab American Life Writing
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
446
Features
kart., zahlr. Abb.
ISBN
978-3-8376-2915-6
DOI
Commodity Group
1510
BIC-Code
HBTR JFC JFD
BISAC-Code
POL045000 SOC022000 SOC052000
THEMA-Code
NHTR JBCC JBCT
Release date
2014-10-09
Edition
1
Topics
Kultur, Postkolonialismus, Medien
Readership
(Arab) American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Literary and Media Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Political Science
Keywords/Tags
Orientalism, Framing, Life Writing, Media, 9/11, Postcolonialism, Culture, Postcolonial Studies, Cultural Studies, Media Studies, America

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