Islam In The British Broadsheets

Author: Elzain Elgamri
Publisher: Garnet Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9780863723773
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Islam In The British Broadsheets from the Author: Elzain Elgamri. 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 - now in paperback - author Elzain Elgamri sets out to refute such generalizations. 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 press, Elgamri points out 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, Elgamri 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. Elgamri concludes that, contrary to what is frequently depicted, Islam and Muslim societies are not confined to confrontation, violence, terrorism, and antagonism towards everything Western, but rather are extremely diverse in their religious and political outlooks.

Mis Representing Islam

Author: John E. Richardson
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9789027226990
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Mis Representing Islam from the Author: John E. Richardson. Explores how élite broadsheet newspapers are implicated in the production and reproduction of anti-Muslim racism in Britain.

Reporting Islam

Author: Elizabeth Poole
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781860646874
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Reporting Islam from the Author: Elizabeth Poole. Reporting Islam looks at the ways in which Muslims are represented in the British news media. It examines claims that Muslims are demonised in the press and comes to some illuminating conclusions.

Muslims And The News Media

Author: Elizabeth Poole
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857714961
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Muslims And The News Media from the Author: Elizabeth Poole. Muslims have featured in many of the more significant news stories of the past few years – yet shockingly very few of these stories have been about anything other than the ‘war on terror’. This urgently relevant book examines the role and representations of Muslims in the news media particularly within a climate of threat, fear and misunderstanding. Written by both academic authorities and media practitioners, Muslims and the News Media is designed as a comprehensive and critical textbook and is set in both the British and international context. Bringing together a range of insightful perspectives on the subject into a coherent whole, the book clearly establishes the links between context, content, production and audiences, thus reflecting the entire cycle of the communication process. It reveals both the ways in which meaning is produced and reproduced in the news media, and the ways in which audiences themselves, both Muslim and non-Muslim, use or consume this media. Significant too and discussed here is the role of Muslims themselves in the processes of news production. Clarifying the circumstances and politics surrounding the representation of Muslims across a range of journalistic genres, Muslims and the News Media provides crucial insights into the representation – and misrepresentation – of Islam and Muslims today. ‘Timely and comprehensive, this book covers all aspects of representation of Muslims in contemporary Western media. Impressively, it also attempts to answer fundamental questions about a multicultural Europe...Essential reading for every current affairs and news editor.’ Daphna Baram, author of Disenchantment: The Guardian and Israel ‘ Muslims and the News Media provides a much-needed, authoritative and wide-ranging set of interventions both documenting and challenging the democratic deficits, as well as analyzing new democratizing possibilities, that characterize today’s news media. This is a most timely and important work indeed.’ Professor Simon Cottle, Director, Media and Communications Program, University of Melbourne

Discourse Analysis And Media Attitudes

Author: Paul Baker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107310792
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Discourse Analysis And Media Attitudes from the Author: Paul Baker. Is the British press prejudiced against Muslims? In what ways can prejudice be explicit or subtle? This book uses a detailed analysis of over 140 million words of newspaper articles on Muslims and Islam, combining corpus linguistics and discourse analysis methods to produce an objective picture of media attitudes. The authors analyse representations around frequently cited topics such as Muslim women who wear the veil and 'hate preachers'. The analysis is self-reflexive and multidisciplinary, incorporating research on journalistic practices, readership patterns and attitude surveys to answer questions which include: what do journalists mean when they use phrases like 'devout Muslim' and how did the 9/11 and 7/7 attacks affect press reporting? This is a stimulating and unique book for those working in fields of discourse analysis and corpus linguistics, while clear explanations of linguistic terminology make it valuable to those in the fields of politics, media studies, journalism and Islamic studies.

Socio Cultural Construction Of Recognition

Author: Gabriel Faimau
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443851043
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Socio Cultural Construction Of Recognition from the Author: Gabriel Faimau. In recent years, extensive scholarly studies have been conducted on the representation of Islam and Muslims in the media. Despite the growing attention paid to the representations of Islam in the media, two important issues have been relatively neglected. Firstly, previous studies have focused on the mainstream (secular) media representations of Islam and Muslims. There has been no significant research or attention devoted to the discursive construction of Islam and Muslims in the British Christian media. Secondly, the studies on the representations of Islam and Muslims in the media have arguably relied on the paradigms developed in various post-colonial social theories such as ‘Orientalism’, ‘clash of civilisations’, ‘cultural racism’, and ‘Islamophobia’. While these theoretical approaches provide useful insights and critical tools for analysing the social condition we live in, they have clearly been developed upon the empirical premise that media discourse has the power to control and maintain unjust social representations of other cultures. The problem is that the ‘ideological baggage’ of domination and control dominates these theories to the point that the control paradigm becomes inadequate for the complex challenges faced by a multicultural society. This book responds to these challenges. Taking the British Christian media as its focus, the study presented in this book fills the gap created by the absence of sociological research on Islam and Muslims constructed, reconstructed and represented in the religious media. From this perspective, this study is developed to facilitate a deeper understanding of public discourses and narratives on Islam and Muslims, as represented in the media with a religious background. While acknowledging the insights of previous studies on the media representations of Islam and Muslims, conducted using the conceptual frameworks drawn from post-colonial social theories, this study takes a different turn in analysing the British Christian media representations of Islam and Muslims through the lens of the politics of recognition as a theoretical framework.

Young British Muslims

Author: Nahid Afrose Kabir
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748686924
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Young British Muslims from the Author: Nahid Afrose Kabir. Based on 216 in-depth interviews of Muslims in Britain, the book examines how British Muslim youths and young adults define their identities, values and culture and whether these conflict either with those of their parents or with the dominant non-Muslim

British Asian Muslim Women Multiple Spatialities And Cosmopolitanism

Author: F. Bhimji
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137013877
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British Asian Muslim Women Multiple Spatialities And Cosmopolitanism from the Author: F. Bhimji. This book analyzes the cosmopolitan lives of British Asian Muslim women. Drawing on interview and online data, the book debunks stereotypical assumptions and explores the multiple and meaningful links that British Asian Muslim women establish within and outside their communities.

Anti Muslim Prejudice

Author: Maleiha Malik
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317988981
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Anti Muslim Prejudice from the Author: Maleiha Malik. This collection makes a unique contribution to the study of anti-Muslim prejudice by placing the issue in both its past and present context. The essays cover historical and contemporary subjects from the eleventh century to the present day. They examine the forms that anti-Muslim prejudice takes, the historical influences on these forms, and how they relate to other forms of prejudice such as racism, antisemitism or sexism, and indeed how anti-Muslim prejudice becomes institutionalized. This volume looks at anti-Muslim prejudice from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives, including politics, sociology, philosophy, history, international relations, law, cultural studies and comparative literature. The essays contribute to our understanding of the different levels at which anti-Muslim prejudice emerges and operates - the local, the national and the transnational – by also including case studies from a range of contexts including Britain, Europe and the US. This book contributes to a deeper understanding of contemporary political problems and controversial topics, such as issues that focus on Muslim women: the 'headscarf' debates, honour killings and forced marriages. There is also analysis of media bias in the representation of Muslims and Islam, and other urgent social and political issues such as the social exclusion of European Muslims and the political mobilisation against Islam by far-right parties. This book was published as a special issue of Patterns of Prejudice.