Western Stereotypes of Arabs and Muslims

By Andreas G. Philaretou and Ahmed Y. Mahfouz.

Published by The Organization Collection

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Although improved education, international communication and travel has reduced religious, racial, and ethnic stereotypes, the West continues to perpetuate negative images of Arabs and Muslims.

Keywords: Stereotypes, Arabs, Muslims, Culture, Postmodern, Essentialist, Westerners

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp.131-138. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 887.235KB).

Dr. Andreas G. Philaretou

Andreas G. Philaretou, PMCMFT, CFLE, Ph.D., author and lecturer, is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology in The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Cyprus College. His research and teaching interests revolve around topics of general social psychological significance, with specific focus on gender and sexuality,atypical sexual variations, male psychosexual well being,sexualized work environments, and international sex trafficking networks. He is the author of two recently published books on masculinity and male sexuality & atypical sexual behaviors. His research has also appeared in various journals and presented at several professional conferences throughout the years.

Dr. Ahmed Y. Mahfouz

Ahmed Y. Mahfouz is an assistant professor of management information systems (MIS) at Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas, United States of America. He has a Ph.D. in Information and Operations Management (MIS track) from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. He has an MBA and a Bachelor of Science in Management Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, Virginia. His research interests include human-computer interaction (business-to-consumer electronic commerce, online consumer behavior, web site design, and cognitive research), IS strategy, research methodology, and interdisciplinary IS research and education. Dr Mahfouz' research appears in journals, books, and conference proceedings, such as the Journal of Internet Commerce, America's Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), the Conference of the Southern Association for Information Systems (SAIS), and the Global Information Technology Management (GITM) World Conference. He has also taught at Texas A&M University for three years as an instructor. Dr Mahfouz has been a reviewer for journals such as Communications of the ACM and Information Systems Frontiers; conferences such as Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), AMCIS, and SAIS; and for books, dealing with electronic commerce and the philosophy of information systems. He was a recipient of the Texas A&M Regents' Graduate Fellowship. He is a member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

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