About the Author
Peter Van der Veer is Professor of Comparative Religion and Director of the Research Center of Religion and Society at the University of Amsterdam.
Shoma Munshi is Assistant Director at the Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements 1. Introduction 2. War Propaganda and the Liberal Public Sphere 3. The West and the Rest: A Drama in Two Acts and an Epilogue 4. Television in America from 9/11 and America's Continuing 'War on Terror': Single Theme, Multiple Media Lenses 5. The Middle East's Democracy Deficit and the Expanding Public Sphere 6. Political Islam in Iran and the Emergence of a Religious Public Sphere: The Impact of September 11 7. September 11 and After: Pressure for Regulation and Self-Regulation in the Indian Media 8. The Jewish Hand: The Response of the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind 9. The WTC Tragedy and the US Attack on Afghanistan: The Press Joins in Beating the War Drums 10. War, Words and Images 11. When Osama and Friends Came A-Calling: The Political Deployment of the Overdetermined Image of Osama ben Laden in the Contestation for Islamic Symbols in Malaysia 12. Some 'Muslims' Within: Watching Television in Britain After September 11