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Covering Islam

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Zusatztext "No one stuyding the relations between the West and the decolonizing world can ignore Mr. Said's work." -- The New York... Lire la suite
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Zusatztext "No one stuyding the relations between the West and the decolonizing world can ignore Mr. Said's work." -- The New York Times Book Review "Edward Said is a brilliant and unique amalgam of scholar! aesthete! and political activist. . . . He challenges and stimulates our thinking in every area." -- Washington Post Book World Informationen zum Autor Edward W. Said was born in 1935 in Jerusalem, raised in Jerusalem and Cairo, and educated in the United States, where he attended Princeton (B.A. 1957) and Harvard (M.A. 1960; Ph.D. 1964). In 1963, he began teaching at Columbia University, where he was University Professor of English and Comparative Literature. He died in 2003 in New York City. He is the author of twenty-two books which have been translated into 35 languages, including Orientalism (1978); The Question of Palestine (1979); Covering Islam (1980); The World, the Text, and the Critic (1983); Culture and Imperialism (1993); Peace and Its Discontents: Essays on Palestine and the Middle East Peace Process (1996); and Out of Place: A Memoir (1999). Besides his academic work, he wrote a twice-monthly column for Al-Hayat and Al-Ahram ; was a regular contributor to newspapers in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East; and was the music critic for The Nation . Klappentext 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. 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. At the same time! Islamic countries use "Islam" to justify unrepresentative and often repressive regimes. Combining political commentary with literary criticism! Covering Islam continues Edward Said's lifelong investigation of the ways in which language not only describes but also defines political reality. Zusammenfassung 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. 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. At the same time! Islamic countries use "Islam" to justify unrepresentative and often repressive regimes. Combining political commentary with literary criticism! Covering Islam continues Edward Said's lifelong investigation of the ways in which language not only describes but also defines political reality. ...

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Edward W. Said was born in 1935 in Jerusalem, raised in Jerusalem and Cairo, and educated in the United States, where he attended Princeton (B.A. 1957) and Harvard (M.A. 1960; Ph.D. 1964). In 1963, he began teaching at Columbia University, where he was University Professor of English and Comparative Literature. He died in 2003 in New York City.

He is the author of twenty-two books which have been translated into 35 languages, including Orientalism (1978); The Question of Palestine (1979); Covering Islam (1980); The World, the Text, and the Critic (1983); Culture and Imperialism (1993); Peace and Its Discontents: Essays on Palestine and the Middle East Peace Process (1996); and Out of Place: A Memoir (1999). Besides his academic work, he wrote a twice-monthly column for Al-Hayat and Al-Ahram; was a regular contributor to newspapers in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East; and was the music critic for The Nation.

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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.

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. At the same time, Islamic countries use "Islam" to justify unrepresentative and often repressive regimes. Combining political commentary with literary criticism, Covering Islam continues Edward Said's lifelong investigation of the ways in which language not only describes but also defines political reality.

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Titre: Covering Islam
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Code EAN: 9780679758907
ISBN: 978-0-679-75890-7
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Random House N.Y.
Genre: Histoire
nombre de pages: 272
Poids: 218g
Taille: H202mm x B131mm x T18mm
Année: 1997
Auflage: Rev Vintage Boo.