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Orientalism and the Australian news media : origins and questions

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posted on 01.01.2010, 00:00 authored by Benjamin IsakhanBenjamin Isakhan
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.

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Islam and the Australian news media

Chapter number

1

Pagination

3 - 25

Publisher

Melbourne University Press

Place of publication

Melbourne, Vic.

ISBN-13

9780522856408

Language

eng

Publication classification

B Book chapter; B1.1 Book chapter

Copyright notice

2010, Melbourne University Press

Extent

10

Editor/Contributor(s)

H Rane, J Ewart, M Abdalla

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