Media Framing of the Muslim World by Halim Rane
Conflicts, Crises and Contexts

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Media Framing of the Muslim World is a fascinating account of how news about Islam and the Muslim world is produced and consumed, and how it impacts on relations between Islam and the West. The topics addressed in this book include how news values and media frames contribute to Western audiences' perceptions and understandings of Islam and Muslims; the extent to which historic conceptions of orientalism remain salient and are manifested in Islamophobia; how reporting on terrorism and asylum seekers impacts on public opinion and policy making; how the relationship between mass and social media contribute to the changing socio-political landscape of the Middle East and our understanding of the Muslim world; and how journalism and audiences have evolved in the decade since 9/11. Together, these topics make essential reading for scholars, students and anyone interested in the Western media's coverage of the Muslim world and its impact on Islam-West relations.

 

About Halim Rane

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Halim Rane is Associate Professor in Islamic Studies at Griffith University, Australia, and formerly worked for the Australian Government Department of Immigration.Jacqui Ewart is Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at Griffith University, Australia, and formerly worked as a journalist and media manager.John Martinkus is Lecturer in Journalism, Media and Communications at the University of Tasmania, Australia, and has two decades of experience as a journalist and foreign correspondent in Afghanistan, East Timor, Indonesia and Iraq.
 
Published June 5, 2014 by Palgrave Macmillan. 214 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction