236 sais review covering islam how the media and the experts determine how we see the rest of the world by edward w said new york pantheon books 1981 218 pp 1095. Covering islam how the media and the experts determine how we see the rest of the world user review kirkus in orientalism 1978 said denounced the ethnocentric distortions of primarily the islamic world by western scholarship past to present. A book originally written in 1980 as a criticism of mass media and the academic experts on their covering of islam edward said might as well have written this book today that is how good the book is how accurate his analysis was and how relevant his criticisms remain to this day. Covering islam is a more accessible book than orientalism and the relation between the two is a direct one it is a kind of case history assembled from familiar materials to test the theoretical construct of its predecessor
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