Reviews ‘Turning the representational lens inward to the Arab world Amal Al-Malki et al reveal complex and riveting images of Arab women in Arab news...' Suad Joseph, Professor of Anthropology and Women and Gender Studies, University of California, Davis, US
‘...innovative and intimate study...' Naomi Sakr, Professor of Media Policy and Director, Arab Media Centre, University of Westminster, UK
‘...this unique study uses innovative methods to reveal patterns in the ways women feature in the Arab press; then, like a good novel, it takes us deeper into the lives of these Arab women who appear in the news’ Lila Abu-Lughod, Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies, Columbia University, US
When Arab women are portrayed in western media, they are typically veiled and voiceless, their words spoken for them in captions and voice-overs. But where do Arab women stand in Arab news? Are the Western stereotypes reinforced or countered? For the first time, this book provides systematic answers to these and other questions. Using empirical, text-mining and close reading techniques, it sheds light on a range of concepts through which Arab women can be canvassed, all couched in a lively and accessible exchange between leading experts on gender and human rights.
Dr. Amal Mohammed Al-Malki
Dr. Amal Mohammed Al-Malki is an Assistant Teaching Professor of English in Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar.
David Kaufer is Professor and former Head of the Department of English at Carnegie Mellon.
Suguru Ishizaki is an Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Communication Design in the Department of English at Carnegie Mellon.
Kira A. Dreher
Kira A. Dreher is a Visiting Instructor of English at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar.