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Rhett, Maryanne: Representations of Islam in United States Comics, 1880–1922. New York: Bloomsbury, 2019. (183 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9781350073241
BibTeX citation key: Rhett2019
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Categories: General
Keywords: Interculturalism, Islam, Religion, Representation, USA
Creators: Rhett
Publisher: Bloomsbury (New York)
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Representations of Islam in United States Comics, 1880–1922 examines the depiction of Islam, Muslims, and the Islamic world in U.S. popular culture, particularly comics and related artifacts, between 1880 and 1922.
Through cartoons, comics, editorial cartoons, serialized advertisements and other materials the book unfolds a narrative about how the Islamic world and its people were understood by the American government and its people. This “knowledge,” garnered from popular culture of the day, produced a lens through which domestic and international relationships were created and maintained. Representing a wide swath of U.S. popular culture and discourse, the reflections these artifacts offer are united in their depiction of the “Oriental” in an era that is largely assumed to have been marked by American un-interest in the region, peoples and religion.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Definitions

1. What Muslims?
2. Our Muhammedan Wards, the Philippine Problem
3. The Harem and the Bath
4. The Bloody Turk
5. Holy War and the Yellow Peril
6. Timeless, Child-Like, and Drugged Up
7. Echoes of the Past


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