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Author Nacos, Brigitte Lebens.

Title Fueling our fears : stereotyping, media coverage, and public opinion of Muslim Americans / Brigitte L. Nacos and Oscar Torres-Reyna
Published Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2007]
©2007

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Description xii, 141 pages ; 23 cm
Contents American Muslims in the news before and after 9-11 -- The first 9-11 anniversary and beyond -- Visual images and stereotypes -- How Americans view Islam and Muslims at home and abroad -- Covering torture : when the enemy fits prevalent stereotypes -- How American Muslims view the media -- Epilogue: Covering American Muslims and Islam
Summary "After September 11, many in the American public and media zeroed in on Muslims in America and the world, irresponsibly linking - intentionally or not - Muslims at large with terrorism. This well-researched book explores this focus and its implications. At the same time, the authors do not leave out the opinions of Muslim Americans, exploring their views about the American media and its influence, their attitudes toward non-Muslim Americans and, just as important, their opinions on post-9/11 U.S. counterterrorist policies and practices. This book not only serves students and scholars in the fields of Middle East studies, media studies, and international communication but is also an enlightening read for anyone interested in mainstream America's perception of Muslims."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Muslims -- United States -- Attitudes.
Muslims -- United States -- Public opinion.
Muslims -- Press coverage -- United States.
Muslims in popular culture -- United States.
Public opinion -- United States.
United States -- Race relations.
United States -- Social policy.
Author Torres-Reyna, Oscar, 1968-
LC no. 2006022151
ISBN 9780742539839 (cloth : alk. paper)
0742539830 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780742539846 (paperback: alk. paper)
0742539849 (paperback: alk. paper)