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By Joris Luyendijk

ISBN-10: 1593763549

ISBN-13: 9781593763541

In humans Like Us, which turned a bestseller in Holland, Joris Luyendijk tells the tale of his 5 years as a correspondent within the center East. super younger for a correspondent yet fluent in Arabic, he spoke with stone throwers and terrorists, taxi drivers and professors, sufferers and aggressors, and all in their households. He chronicles first-hand studies of dictatorship, career, terror, and conflict. His tales forged mild on a couple of significant crises, from the Iraq battle to the Israeli-Palestinian clash, besides less-reported concerns comparable to underage orphan trash-collectors in Cairo.

The extra he witnessed, the fewer he understood, and he grew to become more and more conscious of the yawning hole among what he observed at the flooring and what used to be later pronounced within the media. As a correspondent, he was once aware of a large number of narratives with conflicting implications, and he observed again and again that the media preferred the tales that may make sure you be sure the popularly held, oversimplified ideals of westerners. In humans Like Us, Luyendijk deploys robust examples, leavened with humor, to illustrate the ways that the media supplies us a filtered, altered, and manipulated photograph of truth within the center East.

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Their books, periodicals and newspapers were of a reasonable standard of quality and they looked to a predictable world of print for the cultural reassurance they needed. On the other hand, customary expressions of popular culture continued to flourish among the masses of people who were beginning to populate urban centers in Britain and the United States. This was especially true in the former country, where pockets of working-class illiteracy (in places ranging as high as 50–60 per cent of the adult population) remained a serious problem until later in the century.

32 “The American Press,” British Quarterly Review, LIII (1871), 18. 33 Arnot Reid, “The English and the American Press,” Nineteenth Century, XXII (1887), 230; Henry W. Lucy, “American Newspapers,” Sell’s (1904), 107. For a sampling of antipathetic views of the American press, see E. M. ’: British Perceptions of American Journalism in the Nineteenth Century,” American Journalism: A Journal of Media History, XXIV (2007), 47–8, 51–2. 34 Delille, “American Newspaper Press,” 18–19, 28. 35 Richard Whiteing, “Old and New Journals,” T.

57 This century-long debate about popular journalism and the extent to which the American press presented a threat to the cultural stability of British life was waged with intensity because the stakes were seen to be high. It embodied opposing views about the nature of cultural dominance within the transatlantic world and, as well, the changing pattern of reciprocal cultural influences. Throughout most of the century Anglo-American literary culture was predominantly sustained and transmitted by means of book culture, which was much more firmly grounded in Britain than in the United States.

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