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Agnes Setyowati Hariningsih

Judul : Reconstructing Islam and The West Through Wright's narrative Apology In The Looming Tower : Al Qaeda And The Road To 9/11: A Critical Discourse Analysis
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ABSTRACT After the 9/11 attacks in September 2011 a lot of narrations on Islam versus the West have been frequently produced and discussed in many different points of view. This kind of representation will potentially lead to stigmatization towards certain groups. The representation of Al-Qaeda in Lawrence Wright‟s narrative strategy The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 (henceforth TLT) is the focus of this study. A literary work is a cultural product that portrays cultural phenomena and holds implicit messages that are intended for its readers. As a literary journalism, TLT is trying to communicate and offer alternative and critical perspectives in seeing Islam that are often constructed by the West. The Stuart Hall‟s representation, Kenneth Burke‟s rhetoric as well as Critical Discourse Analysis serve as the theoretical framework to dismantle the rhetoric aspects (pathos, ethos, and logos) that construct apology. The findings posit that through its characters and other intrinsic aspects, Al-Qaeda is represented as a complex identity. On one side, TLT is trying to give voices to marginalized people by elaborating various factors that cause radicalism. But on the other side, the biased ideology is inevitable as Western perspectives are still utilized to see Islam in a negatively problematic way. This study contributes to provide a framework for understanding why radicalism appears as a response to various problems.  
Keywords: representation; apology; rhetoric; literary journalism, critical discourse analysis. 

Tahun : 2019 Media Publikasi : Prosiding
Kategori : Prosiding No/Vol/Tahun : 1 / - / 2019
ISSN/ISBN : 978-623-90118-0-2
PTN/S : Universitas Pakuan Program Studi : BAHASA & SASTRA INGGRIS
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