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Introduction
Imperialism Without Colonies?
Constructing the Muslim Enemy
Postcolonial Theory
I. Arabs: The New Old Enemy
1. Bernard Lewis and the Practice of Orientalism
1.1. Arabs’ Original Sin: “The Impact of the West”
1.2. “The Arab Mind:” A Bottomless Well of Hatred
1.3. “The Clash of Civilizations:” Muslims as Eternal Aggressors
2. Daniel Pipes and the Business of War
2.1. The Muslim as Total Enemy
2.2. In the Path of Imperialism
3. Fouad Ajami: A Case of the Native Informant
3.1. In the Beginning Arabs Were Human
3.2. A Scholar Combatant: Intellect at the Service of Power
II. Experts on the Arabs or Overseers?
1. The Possibility of Challenging the Restraints on Covering Arabs
2. Closing in on Arabs: Reactivating Colonial Representation
3. Robin Wright’s Sacred Rage
3.1. Good Export vs. Bad Export
3.2. The Twenty Thousand Lebanese Deaths and Seventy Days
3.3. Good Islamic Fundamentalism vs. Bad Islamic Fundamentalism
3.4. The Icons of Modernizing Ideology in North Africa
4. Judith Miller: Overseeing the Arab World/Plantation
4.1. The Geopolitical Guidelines of Lives’ Expendability
4.2. The “Subject Race” and Its Tough Government
4.4. Maronism and Zionism Under Siege
4.5. Power at Work: Double Standards as Realpolitik
5. Milton Viorst: The Boundaries of Skepticism
5.1. The 1990-91 Gulf Crisis in Context
5.2. Back to the Muslims’ Threat
5.3. Terrorism from the Occupier’s Point of View
5.4. The Rhetoric That Is Fact
5.5. The Reality That Is Sandcastles
6. Thomas Friedman: From the Middle East to the Lexus
III. Corporate Media and Imperialism
1. Media Matters All the More in an Imperial Democracy
1.2. The First US Gulf War in Context
1.3. Corporate Media and US Foreign Policy
1.4. The Media Coverage of the 1990-91 Gulf Crisis
2. The “Unfinished” in CNN’s The Unfinished War
2.1. Professionalism and Lack of Context at Work
2.2. The Native Informant
2.3. Accommodating Dissent
2.4. The Unfinished Business
3. The “America” in Steven Emerson’s Jihad in America
IV. Hollywood and Egyptian Cinema: A Sense of Siege
1. Edward Zwick’s Arabs in The Siege
1.1. “Them” and “Us”
1.2. Purging Frank Haddad: A Necessary Curfew on His Spatial Representation
1.3. Coming Full Circle: How Symbolic Lines Become Barbed Wire
2. Youssef Chahine’s The Other: Terrorism from an Arab Point of View
2.1. The Other’s Fundamentalists
2.2. The Representation of the US as All Evil
3. Three Kings’ Three-Dimensionality
3.1. Bataan’s Tradition
3.2. Demystifying the Justness of the Gulf War
3.3. From Pygmalion to Caliban
3.4. The Mystical Ending: In Tears and with Gold
4. Khaled Youssef: The Storm at Home
Conclusion
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Perceptions of Islam in America

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AMERICAN: HEGEMONIC AND CONTRAPUNTAL REPRESENTATIONS




Leipzig, den 10. Februar 2005



I consider myself very fortunate to have had Professor Brigitte Georgi-Findlay for a mentor. I will always feel grateful to he
AMERICAN: HEGEMONIC AND CONTRAPUNTAL REPRESENTATIONS




Leipzig, den 10. Februar 2005



I consider myself very fortunate to have had Professor Brigitte Georgi-Findlay for a mentor. I will always feel grateful to he

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