The Middle East Seen Through Foreign Eyes: 20th and 21st Centuries

Contributed By: Connor Seidenschwarz
Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Image/Photo, Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago
Author: John Woods and Alexander Barna
Collection: Teaching the Middle East
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This module provides essays and lesson plans for teachers who want to introduce and explore America’s continued imagining and stereotyping of the Middle East in the context of the political machinations of the cold war and with advances in telecommunications, which changed the ways people observed and perceived the post-war world. It includes the following essays:

“The Middle East as Seen Through Foreign Eyes”

“Public Opinion Data”

“Defining “Stereotype”

“Faces of the Enemy”

“Characterizations of Faceless Horde, Mindless Entity, Brute Force”

“Concepts of Violence, Irrationality, Barbarian, Savage”

“More Stereotypes” >

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