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ERIC Number: EJ810920
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0960
Come into My Parlor: "Rendition", "Ugly Betty", and Rude Awakening from the American Dream
Beck, Bernard
Multicultural Perspectives, v10 n3 p150-154 Jul 2008
Although the national ideology emphasizes that the American Dream is available to immigrants, recent events have made public opinion hostile to two groups, Mexicans and Arabs. Popular culture has played a historic role in presenting sympathetic portrayals of immigrants and their assimilation to American culture. Current depictions of Mexican immigrants continue this tradition, as shown by the television show, Ugly Betty. Arabs and Muslims, in contrast, have had a largely negative presentation in popular culture. A few recent movies and television shows have been more sympathetic, especially the movie, Rendition.
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Language: English
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