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Palgrave Macmillan

Media Framing of the Muslim World

Conflicts, Crises and Contexts

ISBN 9781137334848
Publication Date June 2014
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Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

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.

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.

1. Islam and the Muslim World
2. Media-generated Muslims and Islamophobia
3. Image and Reality of Reporting War and Conflict in the Muslim World
4. Asylum Seekers
5. Covering Terrorism Suspects
6. The Arab Spring
7. A Clash of Civilizations?
8. Moving on from 9/11?


'At a time when Muslims are ever more prominent in international news, what more can be said about the relationship between Muslims and the media? Including primary research and scholarly debate with first hand experiences of journalists reporting on the ground, this book makes a significant and engaging contribution. With an international outlook and chapters focusing on news production and the role of new technologies the authors widen the scope of study in this important area. Essential reading for newsmakers and analysts alike.' - Elizabeth Poole, Keele University, UK
'With their study of the conflicts, crises, and contexts of this sensitive subject, the authors have certainly contributed to a better understanding of the media, its logic, and the complexities of the Muslim world. Anyone covering the Middle East and those interested in the role the media plays in shaping our opinions will profit from this book.' - Tessa Szyszkowitz, LSE Review of Books, 2014
"Media Framing of the Muslim World could contribute to classes on media and society and media and religion as supplementary reading...its discussion of how and why the West often misunderstands the world's second largest religion is provocative, timely, and accessible and deserves consideration." - John P. Ferré, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
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