Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences – Department of Conflict Resolution Studies
Neil H. Katz
Mary Hope Schwoebel
diplomacy, Hollywood, Iran, propoganda, United States, war
The main purpose of this dissertation was to identify whether development of impartial, equitable and resolution based films and television shows covering the U.S. – Iran conflict could have a greater ethical, educational, entertainment and economic value for Hollywood studios and their world audience in comparison to the present contentious and stereotypical narrative portrayals. The qualitative research methodology of content analysis was thus utilized to conduct the research. Upon the step-by-step application of the methodology, the key finding of the dissertation established that diplomatic based narrative Hollywood themes of conflict resolution have a greater social, critical review and box-office value in comparison to Hollywood projects with solely violent based narrative themes. The research findings thus exemplified how Hollywood can expand its cultural and economic reach by diversifying storylines of the U.S. – Iran conflict with diplomatic themes of conflict resolution.
Farshad Farahat. 2023. Lens on Conflict: A Content Analysis Study on the Role of Hollywood in U.S. – Iran Relations. Doctoral dissertation. Nova Southeastern University. Retrieved from NSUWorks, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences – Department of Conflict Resolution Studies. (210)