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Hollywood Counterterrorism

Title: Hollywood Counterterrorism: Violence, Protest and the Middle East in U.S. Action Feature Films.
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Name(s): McKahan, Jason Grant, 1972-, author
Opel, Andrew, professor directing dissertation
Greek, Cecil, university representative
Nudd, Donna, committee member
McDowell, Stephen, committee member
School of Communication, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2009
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: "Hollywood Counterterrorism: Violence, Protest and the Middle East in U.S. Action Feature Films" demonstrates how Western discourses of counterterrorism and the Middle East have shaped Hollywood cinematic productions through sourcing and collaboration with private and official institutions. I historicize how terrorism emerged to become a privileged concept in the representation of Hollywood cinema and how hegemonic counterterrorism discourses of the Middle East are encoded in film aesthetics and narrative in the process of U.S. motion picture production. The account of the dissertation delineates how the Hollywood simulacrum of Middle East terrorism is a site for cultural, racial and religious conflict pertaining to mediated representations of political and religious violence. The economic policies and wars of such a social order have become naturalized and all-pervasive in the Hollywood action film genre.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-2542 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the College of Communication and Information in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester, 2009.
Date of Defense: October 30, 2009.
Keywords: Arabs Hollywood, Film Production, Muslims, Middle East, Counterterrorism, Terrorism
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Andrew Opel, Professor Directing Dissertation; Cecil Greek, University Representative; Donna Nudd, Committee Member; Stephen McDowell, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Communication
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-2542
Owner Institution: FSU

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McKahan, J. G. (2009). Hollywood Counterterrorism: Violence, Protest and the Middle East in U.S. Action Feature Films. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-2542