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

This book is about Edward Said
Dive into "Covering Islam: How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World," a pivotal work by renowned scholar Edward Said that dissects the pervasive biases shaping Western perceptions of the Islamic world. First published in 1997, this illuminating book explores how media portrayal during events like the Iranian hostage crisis and the Gulf War has contributed to a monolithic, often negative image of Islam, synonymous with extremism and chaos. Said masterfully combines political analysis with literary critique, revealing how these narratives serve not only to distort reality but also to support repressive regimes in Islamic countries under the guise of religious authority. Essential for college students studying racial justice and religious freedom, this book prompts readers to critically examine the sources of their information and challenges them to question the underlying agendas that can shape public opinion. Engage with Said's compelling argument to uncover the intricate relationship between language and political power.
Published by Vintage on March 11, 1997
272 pages
ISBN: 9780679758907
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