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Mediating Islam : Cosmopolitan Journalisms in Muslim Southeast Asia - by Janet Steele (Paperback)

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Steele cites Islam as dynamic rather than static and finds the approach of journalists to Islam to have changed over the decades. She uses cultural theorist Stuart Hall’s definition of cosmopolitanism as “the ability to stand outside of having one’s life written and scripted by any one community” and finds it relevant to the publications she focuses on. She notes striking variations among journalists and the countries they live in, and asserts that it is essential that Western policymakers aiming to engage with journalists in majority Muslim countries have an understanding of how the norms and values of journalism are understood within the context and culture of Islam. Steele finds that the goal of Muslim journalists to expose corruption among political elites may be the same as that of Western journalists, but the pathway is different. While Indonesia and Malaysia share a number of things, including language, religion, and culture, surface similarities mask profound differences, in many cases dating back to colonial-era rule. The modern history of both Indonesia and Malaysia suggests that without independent media, justice is no more possible than either freedom or democracy. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 170
Genre: History, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Asia, Media Studies
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Washington Pr
Book theme: Southeast Asia
Author: Janet Steele
Language: English
Street Date: February 6, 2018
TCIN: 53472940
UPC: 9780295742960
Item Number (DPCI): 248-71-1538
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