New Media in the Muslim World: The Emerging Public Sphere

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Indiana University Press, 2003 - Political Science - 213 pages
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This second edition of a collection of essays reports on how new media-fax machines, satellite television, and the Internet - and the new uses of older media-cassettes, pulp fiction, the cinema, the telephone, and the press - shape belief, authority, and community in the Muslim world. The chapters in this work, including new chapters dealing specifically with events after September 11, 2001, concern Indonesia, Bangladesh, Turkey, Iran, Lebanon, the Arabian Peninsula, and Muslim communities in the United States and elsewhere. The book suggests new ways of looking at the social organization of communications and the shifting links among media of various kinds in local and transnational contexts. The extent to which today's new media have transcended local and state frontiers and have reshaped understanding of gender, authority, social justice, identities, and politics in Muslim societies emerges from this work.
 

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This book was originally published in 1999 and revised in 2003. Most chapters seem to be from the original edition and have not been updated, so the book as a whole is fairly out-dated. Later chapters ... Read full review

Contents

Redefining Muslim Publics
1
The New Media Civic Pluralism and the Struggle for Political Reform
19
Communication and Control in the Middle East Publication and Its Discontents
33
The Internet and Islams New Interpreters
45
The Birth of a Media Ecosystem Lebanon in the Internet Age
61
Muslim Identities and the Great Chain of Buying
80
Bourgeois Leisure and Egyptian Media Fantasies
102
From Piety to Romance IslamOriented Texts in Bangladesh
129
Civic Pluralism Denied? The New Media and Jihadi Violence in Indonesia
158
Media Identities for Alevis and Kurds in Turkey
180
Glossary
201
Contributors
205
Index
207
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Dale F. Eickelman is Ralph and Richard Lazarus Professor of Anthropology and Human Relations at Darmouth College.

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