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Focusing on British, French and Russian television news coverage of Islam as a security threat, this book provides the first comparative account of how television broadcasting in different geo- and socio-political environments integrates discourses on Islam into nationally oriented, representational systems.
First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
In the past fifty years French intellectual activity has enjoyed remarkable prestige. The vitality of French intellectual debates has attracted a large audience within France and abroad. Ideas and methods developed in France have had an important international influence in many fields of knowledge. While taking account of the rise and decline of major philosophical trends such as existentialism, Marxism, structuralism, poststructuralism and postmodernism, this book deals more broadly with scholarly work in key spheres of the humanities, social sciences and the arts. It examines influential individuals, schools of thought, seminal debates and moments of change in philosophy, literary theory, history, linguistics, social anthropology, sociology, economics, political science, psychoanalysis, feminist thought and film theory. Adopting a variety of different approaches, contributors discuss their chosen areas from the standpoint which they find most appropriate to capturing distinctive and interesting features of French scholarship in the fields concerned.
This text analyzes the major political ideologies in contemporary France. The treatment is not approached exclusively from a party-political point of view; rather, attention is focused on the substance of the ideological currents themselves. Each chapter considers issues such as: assumptions concerning human nature; the meaning and direction of history; moral and social values; race, ethnicity and national identity; socio-economic organization; and political organization and France's position in the world.