Author Topic: Covering Islam: A Memento of Islam’s Representation in Media and Literature  (Read 308 times)

Offline fatema_diu

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Representation of Islam in contemporary Western media and literature has categorized Islam under few characteristics like ‘fundamentalist’, ‘terrorist’, ‘anti-Western’ etc. This stereotypical representation creates nothing but distance between the Westerns and the Muslims. To remove the distance we must understand the politics of representation. Edward Said in his book Covering Islam has very nicely portrayed this phenomenon.

Offline Mir Sadia Siddequa

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Very true & sad... Can't we do anything to chnge the scenario!!!!
Mir Sadia Siddequa Sifat
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Department of English

Offline A.S. Rafi

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a binary opposition is always needed for the westerner to get the meaning, no matter how hard we try to build the bridge; it's never gonna happen!
Abu Saleh Md. Rafi
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Department of English.
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Daffodil International University.

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In our country things are almost the same. You raid people's house. find 'jihadi' books, call them jamati and imprison them. Labeling/tagging is very easy now a days for people in power and real human rights are violated everywhere.
Tahsina Yasmin
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Department of English, DIU

Offline Afroza Akhter Tina

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'Power' is powerful and indeed able to tag and label the 'other'.





Afroza Akhter Tina
Senior Lecturer,Dept.of English
Daffodil International University