Islam in the British broadsheets [electronic resource] : the impact of orientalism on representations of Islam in the British press / Elzain Elgamri.
- Reading, UK : Ithaca Press, 2008.
1 online resource (271 p.)
- Rushdie, Salman -- In mass media.
British newspapers -- Religious aspects.
Islam in mass media.
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September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001, in mass media.
- Electronic books.
- From the late Ayatollah Khomeini''s fatwa against Salman Rushdie, to the extremism of the Taliban and the mass murder of the September 11th attacks, the image of Islam as a violent and anti-Western faith has featured dominantly in the global mass media. In this book, Elzain Elgamri sets out to refute such generalisations. Taking into account the historically conditioned Orientalist discourses, in light of the polarized relationship between Islam and the West, and deconstructing what has actually been reported in the British quality press, he argues that what has actually been journalistically
- Cover; Contents; Introduction; Background; Part One; 1 Islam and the Christian West: historical background; 2 Islam and Islamic fundamentalism in Western discourses; Part Two; 3 Analysing discourse: theoretical and methodological issues; 4 The Rushdie affair; 5 The rise of the Taliban movement to power; 6 The Luxor massacre of foreign tourists; 7 The September 11th attacks; Part Three; 8 Findings and conclusion; Bibliography; Index
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-234) and index.
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