Covering Islam: How The Media And The Experts Determine How We See The Rest Of The World by Edward W. Said

Covering Islam: How The Media And The Experts Determine How We See The Rest Of The World

byEdward W. Said

Paperback | March 11, 1997

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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.

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Edward W. Said was born in 1935 in Jerusalem, raised in Jerusalem and Cairo, and educated in the United States, where he attended Princeton (B.A. 1957) and Harvard (M.A. 1960; Ph.D. 1964). In 1963, he began teaching at Columbia University, where he was University Professor of English and Comparative Literature. He died in 2003 in New Y...
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Title:Covering Islam: How The Media And The Experts Determine How We See The Rest Of The WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7.99 × 5.18 × 0.6 inPublished:March 11, 1997Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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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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"No one stuyding the relations between the West and the decolonizing world can ignore Mr. Said's work." --The New York Times Book Review

"Edward Said is a brilliant and unique amalgam of scholar, aesthete, and political activist. . . . He challenges and stimulates our thinking in every area." --Washington Post Book World