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Covering Islam : [electronic resource] how the media and the experts determine how we see the rest of the world / Edward W. Said.

By: Said, Edward W.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1997Edition: Rev. ed., 1st Vintage Books ed.Description: lxx, 200 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0679758909 (Vintage); 9780679758907 (Vintage).Subject(s): Islam -- Public opinion | Public opinion -- United States | Public opinion -- Europe | Massamedia | Publieke opinie | Islam | Islam | Öffentliche Meinung | Westliche WeltDDC classification: 909/.097671 Other classification: 11.84 Online resources: Publisher description | Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library
Contents:
Islam as news -- Islam and the West -- Communities of interpretation -- Princess episode in context -- Iran story -- Holy war -- Loss of Iran -- Unexamined and hidden assumptions -- Another country -- Knowledge and power -- Politics of interpreting Islam: Orthodox and antithetical knowledge -- Knowledge and interpretation.
Review: "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 Said's lifelong investigation of the ways in which language not only describes but also defines political reality."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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.

"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 Said's lifelong investigation of the ways in which language not only describes but also defines political reality."--BOOK JACKET.

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