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From the Iranian hostage crisis through the Gulf War and ...
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|
|Ch. 1||Islam as News||2|
|I||Islam and the West||3|
|II||Communities of Interpretation||36|
|III||The Princess Episode in Context||69|
|Ch. 2||The Iran Story||80|
|II||The Loss of Iran||95|
|III||Unexamined and Hidden Assumptions||110|
|Ch. 3||Knowledge and Power||134|
|I||The Politics of Interpreting Islam: Orthodox and Antithetical Knowledge||135|
|II||Knowledge and Interpretation||162|