Islam in the British Broadsheets

Author: Elzain Elgamri
Publisher: Garnet Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9780863723773
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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.

Orientalism and Islam Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199804108
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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of Islamic studies find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In Islamic studies, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Islamic Studies, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of the Islamic religion and Muslim cultures. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit

Language Use in Media Regarding the Present Day Muslim World

Author: Sirin Sait
Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)
ISBN: 3954899337
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In this thesis, first of all, the relation between language and media will be outlined, i.e. the linguistics of newswriting will be explained by providing a general analysis of the processes that produce the language of the news. Furthermore, this chapter will also deal with discourse and ideology in the press, in order to demonstrate that newspaper coverage of world events is not unbiased and to show what the linguist consequently has to pay attention to when compiling a newspaper corpus.

Stereotypes and Self Representations of Women with a Muslim Background

Author: Margaretha A. van Es
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319406760
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This book explores how stereotypes of “oppressed Muslim women” feed into the self-representations of women with a Muslim background. The focus is on women active in, and speaking on behalf of, a wide variety of minority self-organisations in the Netherlands and Norway between 1975 and 2010. The author reveals how these women have internalised and appropriated particular stereotypes, and also developed counter-stereotypes about majority Dutch or Norwegian women. She demonstrates, above all, how they have tried time and again to change popular perceptions by providing alternative images of themselves and of Islam, paying particular attention to their attempts to gain access to media debates. Her central argument is that their efforts to undermine stereotypes can be understood as an assertion of belonging in Dutch and Norwegian society and, in the case of women committed to Islam, as a demand for their religion to be accepted. This innovative work provides a “history from below” that makes a valuable contribution to scholarly debates about citizenship as a practice of inclusion and exclusion. Providing new insights into the dynamics between stereotyping and self-representation, it will appeal to scholars of gender, religion, media, and cultural diversity.

Spaces of Engagement

Author: Syed Furrukh Zad Ali Shah
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643909136
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This study reflects on discourses, politics, and culture of islamophobia with reference to Muslim diaspora communities in a post-migration Western European context. It argues that islamophobia is the product, as well as carries the agency, of Muslim diaspora enclave-exclave phenomenon. These socio-spatial encounters are not to be seen as divisive, but are to be understood as productive to seek to negotiate a transnational multi-cultural public space for integration. It is in this context that this study has sought to relocate European Islamophobia in Muslim diaspora enclaves. Dissertation. (Series: Islam in the Existence of Europe / Islam in der Lebenswelt Europa, Vol. 11) [Subject: Islamic Studies, Middle East Studies, Muslim Studies]

Mis representing Islam

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

Muslime in Deutschland

Author: Peter Antes
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658151153
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Der Islam in Deutschland blickt auf eine über 50jährige Geschichte zurück, die wesentlich auf die Arbeitsmigration aus islamisch geprägten Ländern zurückgeht. Obwohl die Zahl der Muslime und ihre religiösen Organisationen bereits seit den 1970er Jahren stark zugenommen hat, sind islamkonnotierte Themen und Debatten erst zu Beginn der 2000er Jahre zu verzeichnen. Zum einen ist diese Entwicklung im Kontext globaler und europäischer Prozesse zu bewerten. Zum anderen aber auch die Tatsache, dass infolge der quantitativen und qualitativen Relevanz der muslimischen Minorität die Politik den Islam im integrations- und bildungspolitischen Kontext nicht mehr ausblenden konnte. Vor dem Hintergrund dieser ambivalenten Entwicklung hat sich der vorliegende Band zum Ziel gesetzt, eine Bestandsaufnahme der 50jährigen islamischen Geschichte im Kontext der Arbeitsmigration vorzulegen. In fünf zentralen Themenschwerpunkten soll das Leben der Muslime in Deutschland analysiert werden, um ein Gesamtbild zu erarbeiten.

Die Feinde aus dem Morgenland

Author: Wolfgang Benz
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406662617
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Der große Erfolg von Thilo Sarrazins Buch «Deutschland schafft sich ab» hat offenbart, wie weit Ressentiments gegen Muslime verbreitet sind. Geschürt werden sie von intellektuellen Panikmachern ebenso wie von Rechtspopulisten und Rechtsextremisten, die das Feindbild Islam nutzen wollen, um in breiteren Schichten anschlussfähig zu werden. Dabei wird die Mehrheit der friedlichen Muslime mit der kleinen Minderheit gewaltbereiter Islamisten gleichgesetzt, der Islam zu einer fremdenfeindlichen und aggressiven Religion stilisiert und vor einer «Islamisierung Europas» gewarnt. Wolfgang Benz seziert in diesem Buch die Gedankenwelt der Islamgegner und zeigt, wie die Angst vor den Muslimen an den Grundfesten unserer demokratischen Gesellschaft rüttelt. Denn sie bedroht das tolerante Miteinander, das Zusammenleben der Kulturen in einer pluralistischen Gesellschaft