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

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

by Edward W. Said
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679758907
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
293,194
Product dimensions:
5.18(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.60(d)

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