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

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

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"Brilliant...Said challenges and stimulates our thinking in every area" The Washington Post Book World

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"...Professor Said is adept at holding a mirror up to American attitudes toward Islam....[He] skillfully traces the origins of American misinformation about Islam to the way that Orientalist scholarship is financed and organized in this country. And finally he pleads eloquently for the instrumentality of all historical knowledge and the needs of all scholars to be aware of their objectives in order to acquire that knowledge usefully. This plea amounts to a prescription for cultural self-awareness that will be wasted on none of us." The New York Times Book Review

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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.

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ISBN:
9780679758907
Author:
Siad, Edward W.
Author:
Said, Edward W.
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
World
Subject:
Mass media
Subject:
Islam
Subject:
Public opinion
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Islamic countries
Subject:
Public opinion -- Europe.
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Mass Media - General
Subject:
Media Studies
Subject:
Public opinion -- United States.
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
no. 33
Publication Date:
19970331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.94x5.16x.71 in. .48 lbs.

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Product details 272 pages Vintage Books,1997. - English 9780679758907 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Brilliant...Said challenges and stimulates our thinking in every area"
"Review" by , "...Professor Said is adept at holding a mirror up to American attitudes toward Islam....[He] skillfully traces the origins of American misinformation about Islam to the way that Orientalist scholarship is financed and organized in this country. And finally he pleads eloquently for the instrumentality of all historical knowledge and the needs of all scholars to be aware of their objectives in order to acquire that knowledge usefully. This plea amounts to a prescription for cultural self-awareness that will be wasted on none of us."
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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