The image of Islam and Arab Muslims in Hollywood film The kingdom and TV Series State of affairs; in the aftermath of 9/11

Mustafa, Nurlaili (2015) The image of Islam and Arab Muslims in Hollywood film The kingdom and TV Series State of affairs; in the aftermath of 9/11. MA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    In the past, the way we see Islam and the Arabs was largely based on how Western scholars and cultural commentators viewed and interpreted them. In the present day, such attitudes and orientalist perspective are shaped increasingly by a combination of the past Orientalism, and the Hollywood films and media texts that represent the negative images of the Muslim world. Though, many Muslim countries have progressed and flourished since the 19th century, dominant western attitudes are often prejudiced still and stereotypes of Islam influence many Western people today. With the on going conflict in the Middle East, I will analyse the Western media, especially Hollywood, in relation to the propaganda and misleading information about the Muslims which is becoming ubiquitous.
    In this study, it will show how Hollywood film production represents Islam and Arab Muslims in a negative perception and how they successful in making most of the people hate on Islam, which then led to the rise of Islamophobia and mistrust. It is difficult to perceive Islam in a positive way if Hollywood consistently describe and relate Islam with violence and terrorism as their way of life. This study wills also show how the real Islam should be seeing and how it is contrary from what the Western media and Hollywood film says about them.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2017 10:08
    Last Modified: 09 Jan 2017 10:08
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/22743

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