Demonstrates how more diverse representations do not in themselves solve the problem of racial stereotyping
1 Challenging the Terrorist Stereotype 2 Mourning the Suspension of Arab American Civil Rights 3 Evoking Sympathy for the Muslim Woman 4 Regulating Sympathy for the Muslim Man 5 Selling Muslim American Identity
Evelyn Alsultany is Associate Professor in the Program in American Culture at the University of Michigan. She is co-editor of Arab and Arab American Feminisms and of Between the Middle East and the Americas. She is also guest curator of Reclaiming Identity: Dismantling Arab Stereotypes.
"A major, skillfully constructed, must-read book. It should be required reading for all Americans who care about and seek to eradicate injurious stereotypes of the evil Cultural Other." Jack G. Shaheen, author of Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People "This important book makes a significant contribution to the burgeoning scholarship on the post-9/11 cultural and political history of the United States. Drawing on a rich understanding of the representations of Arabs and Muslims in the last century, Alsultany helps us to understand what has changed, and what has not, in the last ten years." Melani McAlister, George Washington University