Orientalism and the Australian news media : origins and questions

Isakhan, Benjamin 2010, Orientalism and the Australian news media : origins and questions, in Islam and the Australian news media, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, Vic., pp.3-25.

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Title Orientalism and the Australian news media : origins and questions
Author(s) Isakhan, Benjamin
Title of book Islam and the Australian news media
Editor(s) Rane, Halim
Ewart, Jacqui
Abdalla, Mohamad
Publication date 2010
Chapter number 1
Total chapters 10
Start page 3
End page 25
Total pages 23
Publisher Melbourne University Press
Place of Publication Melbourne, Vic.
Summary The author draws on his expertise in Middle Eastern history and Western philosophical thought, presenting an ambitious chapter that traces the origins of orientalist discourse from the 18th and 19th century Europe to the beginnings of the Australian press. The chapter identifies the parallels between this discourse and the most contemporary representations of Islam and Muslims in the Australian news media. It documents that a key challenge for those working for the Australian news media is firstly to recognise the extent to which orientalist thought influences the reporting of Islam and Muslims and then to transcend the centuries-old view of this faith and its adherents as a threatening other.
ISBN 9780522856408
Language eng
Field of Research 160899 Sociology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30033452

Document type: Book Chapter
Collection: Centre for Comparative Social Research
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