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Muslims and the New Media: Historical and Contemporary Debates

Religion


by
Goran Larsson

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 234 pages

File size: 2.4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Muslims and the New Media explores how the introduction of the latest information and communication technologies are mirroring changes and developments within society, as well as the Middle East’s relationship to the West. Exploring how reformist and conservative Muslim ‘ulama’ are debating and coming to terms with technological and social changes, this book includes both historical and contemporary examples and exposes historical trajectories as well as different (and often contested) positions in the Islamic debate about the new media. Scholars from an extensive range of academic disciplines have focused on Islam in cyberspace and the media, but there are few historical studies that have outlined how Muslim ‘ulama’ have discussed and debated the introduction and impact of these new media.

Muslims and the New Media explores how the introduction of the latest information and communication technologies are mirroring changes and developments within society, as well as the Middle East’s relationship to the West. Exploring how reformist and conservative Muslim ‘ulama’ are debating and coming to terms with technological and social changes, this book includes both historical and contemporary examples and exposes historical trajectories as well as different… (more)

Muslims and the New Media explores how the introduction of the latest information and communication technologies are mirroring changes and developments within society, as well as the Middle East’s relationship to the West. Exploring how reformist and conservative Muslim ‘ulama’ are debating and coming to terms with technological and social changes, this book includes both historical and contemporary examples and exposes historical trajectories as well as different (and often contested) positions in the Islamic debate about the new media. Scholars from an extensive range of academic disciplines have focused on Islam in cyberspace and the media, but there are few historical studies that have outlined how Muslim ‘ulama’ have discussed and debated the introduction and impact of these new media.

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