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Hegemony of misrepresentation: American media coverage of islam and islamic revivalism (1980-2001)*

Show simple item record Ali, Shehreen Irum 2010-10-06T04:00:58Z 2010-10-06T04:00:58Z 2005 2005-08
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dc.description Includes bibliographical references (page 27-30).
dc.description.abstract Using Gramsci's notion of hegemony this paper analyses the nature, functions and wide-ranging implications of the U.S. media's coverage of Islam as represented by U.S. daily newspapers the New York Times and the Washington Times. Over the past two decades, the media coverage of Islam in these two newspapers has been unduly focused on negative portrayals of Islam and Islamic Revivalism and has produced a decontextualised picture of fringe extremist movements that have arisen in some Islamic nations. There is an operation of hegemonic ideas regarding Islam in which hegemony works to limit the frames of reference, and subsequently, the space for discourse regarding Islam within the public sphere. The ideas that the uninformed public are being socialized into regarding Islam are those that benefit the governmental elites in maintaining support for U.S. foreign policy on Islamic nations. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Irum Shehreen Ali
dc.format.extent 36 pages
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher BRAC University en_US
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dc.subject Economics--Social science
dc.title Hegemony of misrepresentation: American media coverage of islam and islamic revivalism (1980-2001)* en_US
dc.title.alternative ESS working paper series August-2005 : Paper-03
dc.type Working paper series en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of Economics and Social Sciences, BRAC University

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