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By Bobby S. Sayyid

ISBN-10: 1856494128

ISBN-13: 9781856494120

It is a provocative account of the ways that Muslim identities have come to play an more and more political position in recent times. Theoretically leading edge, it indicates how Islamic activities -- regardless of the big variety in their manifestations -- are top understood as a continuation of political and cultural decolonization.The worry and anxiousness aroused via the so-called Islamic possibility isn't really a fantasy neither is it easily a final result of terrorism or fundamentalism. The emergence of Islamism indications the tip of the uncontested concept that ‘West is best’. because the writer demonstrates, Islamism capacity having to reconsider Western identification and its position on the earth, having to return to phrases with the concept that the West is simply one other civilization between many.This learn attracts upon the whole breadth of poststructuralist notion as a way of higher knowing Islamism. As such, it's important studying for all people who are drawn to the Muslim international -- in either its kingdom and diasporic kinds -- in addition to lecturers considering questions of ‘race’ and position in a poststructuralist context.

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This perspective does not deny the importance of content; rather, it emphasizes the importance of the sensory ratios present in any given medium. McLuhan explains that "the extension of any one sense alters the way we think and act—the way we perceive the world . . "7 The major point is that we "interact" with the media. Media becomes a pervasive environment that provides both action and reaction in a continuous fashion. This new environment encourages unification and involvement. " He defines the "public" as separate individuals walking around with separate, fixed points of view.

MASS MEDIA AND THE PRESIDENCY Presidents are responsible to the public and thus must maintain good relations. Relations with the public are important to presidents because they directly affect his political survival, ability to perform his job well, and establishment of a positive historical image. 18 According to Doris Graber, the quality of interaction between presidents and the public depends on three things. 19 The first factor is the quality and quantity of communication channels. The channels need to be adequate in number and comprehensive and open to allow sufficient access.

The Great Communicator" 11 ments of the presidency. Reagan's public presentations were carefully planned and orchestrated. 16 Early in his administration, Reagan significantly increased the parties, dinners, and receptions at the White House. The old presidential yacht Sequoia was returned and new dinner china purchased. "Class" was restored to the White House—and the public loved it. It is an interesting paradox of the American presidency that we like the notion of a common man, one of us running for president.

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