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Author Gottschalk, Peter, 1963-

Title Islamophobia : making Muslims the enemy / Peter Gottshalk and Gabriel Greenberg.

Imprint Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2008.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    305.697 GOT    Available
Description x, 181 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-170) and index.
Contents Overview of Western encounters with Muslims -- Symbols of Islam, symbols of difference -- Stereotyping Muslims and establishing the American norm -- Extreme Muslims and the American middle ground -- Moments.
Summary The term "Islamophobia" reflects the largely unexamined and deeply ingrained anxiety many Americans experience when considering Islam and Muslim cultures. Until recently, America has had only a small domestic Muslim minority and few connections to Muslim cultures with whom to build familiarity. In times of crisis, the long-simmering resentments, suspicions and fears manifest themselves. This book graphically shows how political cartoons--the print medium with the most immediate impact--dramatically reveal Americans demonizing and demeaning Muslims and Islam. It also reveals a fundamental misunderstanding of the Muslim world in general and issues a wake-up call to the American people.--From publisher description.
Subject Muslims -- United States -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Stereotypes (Social psychology) -- United States -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Muslims in popular culture -- United States.
Muslims -- United States -- Public opinion.
Islam -- United States -- Public opinion.
Public opinion -- United States.
Stereotypes (Social psychology) -- United States.
American wit and humor, Pictorial.
United States -- Ethnic relations -- Caricatures and cartoons.
United States -- Ethnic relations.
Added Author Greenberg, Gabriel, 1981-
ISBN 9780742552869 (cloth : alk. paper)
0742552861 (cloth : alk. paper)

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