On Islam

On Islam : Muslims and the Media

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In the constant deluge of media coverage on Islam, Muslims are often portrayed as terrorists, refugees, radicals, or victims, depictions that erode human responses of concern, connection, or even a willingness to learn about Muslims. On Islam helps break this cycle with information and strategies to understand and report the modern Muslim experience. Journalists, activists, bloggers, and scholars offer insights into how Muslims are represented in the media today and offer tips for those covering Islam in the future. Interviews provide personal and often moving firsthand accounts of people confronting the challenges of modern life while maintaining their Muslim faith, and brief overviews provide a crash course on Muslim beliefs and practices. A concise and frank discussion of the Muslim experience, On Islam provides facts and perspective at a time when truth in journalism is more vital than ever.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • No illustrations
  • 0253029341
  • 9780253029348

About Hilary E. Kahn

Rosemary Pennington has been involved with Indiana University's Voices and Visions project since 2008, serving as project coordinator, podcast producer, and managing editor. She is Assistant Professor of Journalism at Miami University. Hilary E. Kahn is Director of the Voices and Visions Project, Assistant Dean for International Education and Global Initiatives, and Director of the Center for the Study of Global Change in the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University. She is author of Seeing and Being Seen: The Q'eqchi' Maya of Guatemala and Beyond and editor of Framing the Global: Entry Points for Research.show more

Table of contents

AcknowledgmentsEssaysPrologue: The Vision Behind Muslim Voices / Hilary KahnChapter 1. Reflecting on Muslim Voices / Rosemary Pennington Chapter 2. Shattering the Muslim Monolith / Arsalan IftikharChapter 3. So Near, Yet So Far: An Academic Reflection on the Endurance of American Islamophobia / Peter Gottschalk Chapter 4. Life as a Muslim in the Media / Zarqa NawazChapter 5. The Prisons of Paradigm / Rafia Zakaria Chapter 6. Unveiling Obsessions: Muslims and the Trap of Representation / Nabil Echchaibi Chapter 7. How Does the British Press Represent British Muslims? Frameworks of Reporting in the UK Context / Elizabeth PooleChapter 8. How to Write about Muslims / Sobia Ali-Faisal and Krista Riley Chapter 9. A Journalist Reflects on Covering Muslim Communities / Robert King Chapter 10. Muslims in the Media: Challenges and Rewards of Reporting on Muslims / Ammina Kothari Chapter 11. New Media and Muslim Voices / Rosemary Pennington Muslim VoicesVoice 1. Faiz Rahman: Understanding Will Take TimeVoice 2. Sohaib Sultan: What Muslims BelieveVoice 3. Heather Akou: The VeilVoice 4. Sheida Riahi: Arabic and Persian CalligraphyVoice 5. Zaineb Istrabadi: The SufiVoice 6. Uzma Mirza: The Role of Women in IslamVoice 7. Andre Carson: Life as a Muslim PoliticianVoice 8. Sarah Thompson: Women in Islam, ConvertingVoice 9. Daayiee Abdullah: Being Out and Being MuslimVoice 10. Aziz Alquraini: Mosques--Houses of Prayer, Hearts of CommunitiesCrash Course in IslamCrash Course 1. The Five Pillars of Islam Crash Course 2. The Six Articles of Faith Crash Course 3. The Profession of FaithCrash Course 4. Do Muslims Worship Muhammad? Crash Course 5. The Will of AllahCrash Course 6. What Is Jihad?Crash Course 7. What Is the Meaning of the Word "Islam"? Crash Course 8. What Is a Fatwa?Crash Course 9. The Qur'an: Just a Book?Crash Course 10. Ishmashow more