(Re-)Framing the Arab/Muslim : Mediating Orientalism in Contemporary Arab American Life Writing / Silke Schmidt.Material type: BookSeries: Edition Kulturwissenschaft; 55.Publisher: Bielefeld : transcript Verlag, Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource(446p.) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783839429150.Subject(s): Postcolonialism | Allgemeines, Wissenschaft | Alternative | Araber | Arabischer Einwanderer | Autobiographie | Diskurs | Frame | Massenmedien | Orientalismus | StereotypisierungDDC classification: 000 | 325.3 Online resources: De Gruyter Rights, Action, and Social Responsibility
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Frontmatter -- Acknowledgements -- Contents -- Preface -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Life Writing Theory: Constructing Life, Claiming Authenticity -- 3. The Framed Arab/Muslim: Mediated Orientalism -- 4. (Re-)Framing the Afghan Fundamentalist in West of Kabul, East of New York -- 5. (Re-)Framing the Egyptian Belly Dancer in Letters from Cairo -- 6. (Re-)Framing the Iraqi Terrorist in Howling in Mesopotamia -- 7. (Re-)Mediating Orientalism -- 8. Conclusion -- Bibliography.
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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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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.