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

ISBN-10: 0679758909
ISBN-13: 9780679758907
Edition: 1997
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Description: 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. In this classic work, now  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/11/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

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. 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.

Introduction to the Vintage Edition
Introduction
Islam as News
Islam and the West
Communities of Interpretation
The Princess Episode in Context
The Iran Story
Holy War
The Loss of Iran
Unexamined and Hidden Assumptions
Another Country
Knowledge and Power
The Politics of Interpreting Islam: Orthodox and Antithetical Knowledge
Knowledge and Interpretation
Notes
Index

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