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Covering Islam

Said, Edward W.

ISBN 10: 0710008406 / ISBN 13: 9780710008404
Published by Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, England, 1981
Condition: Very Good, Highlighting Hardcover
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Very Good condition, slight wear and discoloration due to age, jacket slightly torn, previous owner's inscription, and university stamp, Binding tight with minor highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 058102

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Title: Covering Islam

Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, England

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good, Highlighting

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Book Type: Book

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Synopsis:

Evaluates the American media's coverage of news stories concerning Islam and shows how misconceptions about the Middle East have been promoted

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.

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