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

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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.

About the Author


Edward Said (1935-2003) was one of the world's most celebrated and influential public intellectuals. He was University Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and was a spokesman and activist for the Palestinian cause.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780679758907
ISBN-10: 0679758909
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: March 11th, 1997
Pages: 272
Language: English