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(Re-)Framing the Arab/Muslim: Mediating Orientalism in Contemporary Arab American Life Writing (Culture & Theory #55)

(Re-)Framing the Arab/Muslim: Mediating Orientalism in Contemporary Arab American Life Writing (Culture & Theory #55)

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Publication Date: October 27th, 2014
Publisher:
Transcript Publishing
ISBN:
9783837629156
Pages:
446
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Description

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.

About the Author

Silke Schmidt (Dr.) studied American Studies, Political Science, and Communication Studies in Germany and the U.S. Her research focuses on Arab American Studies, Culture and Economics, and Gender.