Mehal KrayemApr 20, 2018
Heroes, Villains and the Muslim Exception
Muslim and Arab Men in Australian Crime Drama
Melbourne University Publishing 2017
In her new book, Heroes, Villains and the Muslim Exception: Muslim and Arab Men in Australian Crime Drama (Melbourne University Publishing, 2017), Mehal Krayem, a sociologist and researcher at the University of Technology Sydney, explores the representation of Arab and Muslim men in Australian film and television crime dramas. In a series of case studies, including the television show East West 101 and groundbreaking films like The Combination and Cedar Boys, Krayem investigates how race and ethnicity, religion, gender, and class intersect in contemporary Australian depictions of Arab and Muslim men.