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"Oriental Despotism" and the Democratisation of Iraq in The Australian

@article{Isakhan2008OrientalDA,
  title={"Oriental Despotism" and the Democratisation of Iraq in The Australian},
  author={Benjamin Isakhan},
  journal={Transformation},
  year={2008},
  volume={16},
  pages={1-17}
}
While much recent scholarship has extended Said's critique of Orientalism to the portrayal of people of Middle Eastern descent or of the Islamic faith in the Australian news media, little attention has been paid to the ways in which these same organs utilise Orientalist clich鳠in their reports on democratic developments in the Middle East. This paper seeks to address this lacuna by examining the Australian news media's coverage of the series of democratic elections and the national referendum… Expand
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