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Riassunto: 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.
Review: While the 16 years that have passed since the first edition of this book hit the stands have been marked by an increase in sensitivity toward many ethnic, racial, and sexual minorities, the easy acceptance of stereotypes and prejudices in the portrayal, depiction of, and reporting about Islamic peoples has remained largely constant. In this updated version of this rigorous but engaging volume Edward Said looks at how American popular media has used and perpetuated a narrow and unfavorable image of Islamic peoples, and how this has prevented understanding while providing a fictitious common enemy for the diverse American populace.
Titolo: Covering Islam : How the Media and the ...
Casa editrice: Pantheon, 1981
Data di pubblicazione: 1981
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Pantheon Books, New York, 1981. Original Wrappers. Condizione libro: Very Good. xxxi, 186 pp; notes, index. Copy in good condition. # 3623 Size: 8vo. Codice libro della libreria 003147
Descrizione libro Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Codice libro della libreria G0394509234I3N00
Descrizione libro Pantheon Books, 1981. Condizione libro: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP18594480
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97803945092354.0