Fundamentalism in the Modern World Vol 2: Fundamentalism and Communication: Culture, Media and the Public Sphere

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Ulrika Martensson, Jennifer Bailey, Priscilla Ringrose
I.B.Tauris, Aug 15, 2011 - Political Science - 328 pages
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How does religious fundamentalism operate in modern global society? This is the second book in a two-volume set analyzes the dynamics of fundamentalism and its relationship to the modern state, the public sphere and globalization. This volume explores the links between fundamentalism and communication: the rise of fundamentalism as a mass media phenomenon, fundamentalist communication in the public sphere, national cultural identities and the rise of a "global society." Expert scholars in the field address specific contemporary and past fundamentalist movements that have emerged from within mainstream Islam, Christianity, Baha’ism, Hinduism, Judaism and Buddhism. This is an important study of an increasingly significant and virulent aspect of modern society, and will be essential reading in the fields of Religion, Politics, Communications and Media Studies.

 

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Ulrika Martensson is Assistant Professor in the Department of Archaeology and Religious Studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim. Priscilla Ringrose is Associate Professor in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim. Jennifer Bailey is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Political Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim. Asbjorn Dyrendal is Associate Professor in the Department of Archaeology and Religious Studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim.

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