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Covering Islam : how the media and the experts determine how we see the rest of the world

Author: Edward W Said
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. ed., 1st Vintage books edView all editions and formats
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"In this landmark work, for which he has written a new Introduction, one of our foremost public thinkers examines to origins and repercussions of the media's monolithic images of Islam. Combining political commentary with literary criticism, Edward Said reveals the hidden assumptions and distortions of fact that underlie even the most "objective" coverage of the Islamic world. In so doing, Covering Islam continues  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward W Said
ISBN: 0679758909 9780679758907 9780394509235 0394509234 009959501X 9780099595014
OCLC Number: 36645728
Description: lxx, 200 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Chapter one: Islam as news --
I Islam and the West --
II Communities of interpretation --
III The Princess episode in context --
Chapter two: The Iran story --
I Holy war --
II The Loss of Iran --
Unexamined and hidden assumptions --
IV Another country --
Chapter three: Knowledge and power --
I The Politics of interpreting Islam: Orthodox and antithetical knowledge --
II Knowledge and interpretation.
Responsibility: Edward W. Said.
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From the Iranian hostage crisis through the Gulf War and the World Trade Centre bombing, the West has been haunted by a spectre called 'Islam'. As portrayed by the news media - and by a chorus of  Read more...

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