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Constructing the terrorist threat [electronic resource] : Islamophobia, the media & the War on Terror / written by Deepa Kumar; directed by Sut Jhally.

Kumar, Deepa, 1968- (author.). Jhally, Sut, (producer.). Alper, Loretta, (producer.). Earp, Jeremy, (producer.). Media Education Foundation (Firm), (Distributor). Kanopy (Firm), (Distributor).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (55 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Media Education Foundation, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Lecture given at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Restrictions on Access Note:
Access restricted to subscribers.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Written by Deepa Kumar. Directed by Sut Jhally. Executive Producer: Sut Jhally. Producers: Loretta Alper, Jeremy Earp, Jason Young. Editor: Jason Young. Director of Photography: David Rabinovitz.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced by Media Education Foundation in 2017.
Summary, etc.:
Deepa Kumar, one of the natiońs foremost scholars on Islamophobia, looks at how Muslims have become the predominant face of terror in U.S. news and entertainment media -- even though terror attacks by white extremists have far outnumbered attacks by Muslim Americans since 9/11.Arguing that racialized threats have long been used to induce moral panics and advance anti-democratic policies, Kumar explores how ruling elites have been raising the specter of Arab and Islamic terror since the 1970s to justify militarism, war, and curbs on civil liberties. From the Iran-Hostage Crisis in 1979 to the ́war on terroŕ after 9/11 to the rise of ISIS today, she argues that Americans have been taught to fear Muslims out of all proportion to reality, presenting a wealth of eye-opening data about the actual threat level posed by Muslim terrorists in the United States. Constructing the Terrorist Threat offers a clear-headed assessment of terrorism that couldńt be more timely and urgent given the politics of fear that now dominate our political landscape.
Target Audience Note:
Grade 9-adult.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Islamophobia.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009.
Islam in mass media.

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