“A is for Arab” Exhibit

Photo credit CC by Tribes of the World, via flickr

A is for Arab: Archiving Stereotypes in U.S. Popular Culture features photographs of objects and materials from the Jack G. Shaheen Archive at Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, and documents U.S. popular culture representations of Arabs and Muslims. Powerful, accessible and compelling, the A is for Arab traveling exhibition reveals and critiques the stereotypical portrayals of Arabs and Muslims from the early-20th century to the present.

The exhibit provides historical context about these images, which range from film stills to comic books to editorial cartoons. Check this link to view portions of the exhibit: http://neareaststudies.as.nyu.edu/object/kc.media.jackshaheen.aisforarab

Exhibit Dates and Location: Opening October 6, 2014, Closing October 31, 2014 in the SUB Transit Center.

Documentary Showing: Reel Bad Arabs: 50 minute documentary on how Hollywood vilifies the Arab race will be shown in the library, room 201C, on Tuesday, October 14th from noon-1pm.

Additional Resources for this event include:
  1. Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People (book by Dr. Jack Shaheen) on display at the library
  2. Guilty: Hollywood’s Verdict on Arabs After 9/11 (book by Dr. Jack Shaheen) on display at the library
  3. The Nation magazine, “Islamophobia: An Anatomy of An American Panic” July 2-9, 2012, available electronically through the library http://goo.gl/lYKvnP [my.BoiseState login may be required]
  4. Dr. Jack Shaheen interview clips (available on loan from NYU)
Elizabeth Ramsey,
Reference Librarian

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