Intercultural Communication as a Clash of Civilizations : Al-Jazeera and Qatar's Soft Power Hardback
Part of the Critical Intercultural Communication Studies series
Intercultural Communication as a Clash of Civilizations argues that Al-Jazeera is not an agent of globalization, as is widely argued, but a tool used by the Qatari government to advance its political as well as Islamist goals.
This book also maps the Western tendency to reject the network outright despite Al-Jazeera's billion-dollar investments designed to gain entrance into Western markets; it shows empirically that this rejection is similarly rooted in religious, cultural and national motives.
This book asserts that the main outcome of Al-Jazeera's activities is the promotion of religious and cultural conflicts.
The network persistently portrays global events through the prism of conflicting religious and cultural values - propelling a clash of civilizations as per Samuel P.
Huntington's well-known thesis.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 145 pages
- Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc
- Publication Date: 06/07/2016
- Category: Journalistic style guides
- ISBN: 9781433122644
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