Covering Islam

Covering Islam

How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
Evaluates the American media's coverage of news stories concerning Islam and shows how misconceptions about the Middle East have been promoted

Blackwell North Amer
In this classic work, now updated, the author of Culture and Imperialism reveals the hidden agendas and distortions of fact that underlie even the most "objective" coverage of the Islamic world.

From the Iranian hostage crisis through the Gulf War and the bombing of the World Trade Center, the American news media have portrayed "Islam" as a monolithic entity, synonymous with terrorism and religious hysteria. At the same time, Islamic countries use "Islam" to justify unrepresentative and often repressive regimes. Combining political commentary with literary criticism, Covering Islam continues Edward Said's lifelong investigation of the ways in which language not only describes but also defines political reality.

Baker
& Taylor

The author of Culture and Imperialism evaluates the American media's coverage of news stories about Islam and shows how misconceptions about the religion and about the Middle East have been promoted. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1997
Edition: Rev. ed., 1st Vintage Books ed
ISBN: 9780679758907
0679758909
Characteristics: lxx, 200 p. ; 21 cm

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