Framing Muslims: Stereotyping and Representation after 9/11

Framing Muslims: Stereotyping and Representation after 9/11

Peter Morey


Can Muslims ever totally be voters of the West? Can the values of Islam ever be introduced into accord with the person freedoms vital to the civic identification of Western countries? now not if you happen to think what you notice on television. even if the bearded enthusiast, the veiled, oppressed girl, or the shadowy terrorist plotting our destruction, crude stereotypes permeate public representations of Muslims within the usa and western Europe. yet those "Muslims" are caricatures―distorted abstractions, wrought within the so much garish colours, that serve to minimize the range and complexity of the Muslim international to a collection of mounted items compatible for sound bites and never a lot else.

In Framing Muslims: Stereotyping and illustration after 9/11, Peter Morey and Amina Yaqin dissect the ways that stereotypes depicting Muslims as an inherently troublesome presence within the West are developed, deployed, and circulated within the public mind's eye, generating a tremendous gulf among illustration and a significantly extra advanced truth. Crucially, they exhibit that those stereotypes should not completely the province of crude-minded demagogues and their tabloid megaphones, yet multiply besides from the lips of supposedly innovative elites, even those that presume to talk "from within," on Muslims' behalf. in accordance with nuanced analyses of cultural representations in either the U.S. and the united kingdom, the authors draw our realization to a movement of stereotypes approximately Muslims that typically globalizes neighborhood biases and, at different instances, brings nationwide modifications into sharper relief.

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