HOLLYWOOD MOVIES STAMPING OF ISLAM AND MUSLIMS: AN ANALYSIS OF REPRESENTATION

Authors

  • Dr Masroor Khanum Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology Karachi, Pakistan
  • Dr. Zafar Iqbal International Islamic University, Islamabad

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.56596/jjmsca.v2i2.27

Keywords:

Hollywood Movies, Media Representation,, Qualitative Research,, Innocence of Muslims, Cultivation Theory

Abstract

The majority of countries in the globe have huge Hollywood film audiences, and residents of these nations frequently watch Hollywood blockbusters for enjoyment. Hollywood film imagery has the potential and influence to inspire audiences to consider various social, political, or ideological topics and to form opinions. Hollywood frequently misrepresents and mocks Islam, the second-largest religion in the world, and Muslims, who number more than 1.5 billion. The goal of the current study was to examine how different Muslim communities are portrayed in Hollywood films. The study also looked at how Islamic nations were portrayed in popular culture to see how people perceived Islam. The research design for this study included a qualitative content analysis. Three Hollywood films from 2012 onwards were chosen for examination using the purposive sampling methodology. The findings showed that all Muslim groups were portrayed as being anti-Western. All five of the Islamic nations were portrayed poorly in the films as well. The findings also showed that people in Islamic countries were regarded as uncivilised citizens and that life in those countries was clearly problematic rather than tranquil.

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Published

2022-12-31

How to Cite

Khanum, D. M., & Iqbal, D. Z. (2022). HOLLYWOOD MOVIES STAMPING OF ISLAM AND MUSLIMS: AN ANALYSIS OF REPRESENTATION. Journal of Journalism, Media Science & Creative Arts, 2(2), 39–52. https://doi.org/10.56596/jjmsca.v2i2.27