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The Resource Islam in the British broadsheets : the impact of orientalism on representations of Islam in the British press, Elzain Elgamri, (electronic book)

Islam in the British broadsheets : the impact of orientalism on representations of Islam in the British press, Elzain Elgamri, (electronic book)

Label
Islam in the British broadsheets : the impact of orientalism on representations of Islam in the British press
Title
Islam in the British broadsheets
Title remainder
the impact of orientalism on representations of Islam in the British press
Statement of responsibility
Elzain Elgamri
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 covered is an incomplete fragment of a much more complex situation. While acknowledging that these terrible acts were indeed committed in the name of Islam, and that they did involve bloody violence that claimed the lives of innocent civilians and caused much intimidation, he argues that these events have been represented by the media as an archetype of Islam, whereas in actual fact there is no single monolithic Islam and, consequently, no single monolithic Muslim community. The author concludes that contrary to what is frequently depicted, Islam and Muslim societies are not confined only to confrontation, violence, terrorism and antagonism towards everything Western, but rather are extremely diverse in their religious and political outlooks
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CaPaEBR
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Elgamri, Elzain
Index
index present
LC call number
PN5124.I78
LC item number
E44 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • British newspapers
  • Islam in mass media
  • Iraq War, 2003-
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001, in mass media
  • Rushdie, Salman
Label
Islam in the British broadsheets : the impact of orientalism on representations of Islam in the British press, Elzain Elgamri, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-234) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10302835
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxv, 244 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780863723322
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Islam in the British broadsheets : the impact of orientalism on representations of Islam in the British press, Elzain Elgamri, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-234) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10302835
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxv, 244 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780863723322
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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