Author El-Nawawy, Mohammed, 1968-
Title Islam dot com [electronic resource] : contemporary Islamic discourses in cyberspace / Mohammed el-Nawawy and Sahar Khamis
Imprint New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
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Edition 1st ed
Descript viii, 269 p. ; 22 cm
Series Palgrave Macmillan series in international political communication
Palgrave Macmillan series in international political communication
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
The public sphere in an islamic context -- Religion in the virtual public sphere: the case ofIslam -- Is the umma a public sphere? -- The "virtual umma": collective identities in cyberspace --Islamic websites: divergent identities in cyberspace -- Virtual islamic discourses: platforms for consensus or sites of contention?
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This book analyzes the discourses and deliberations in the discussion forums of three of the most visited Islamic websites. In doing so, itexplores the potential impact of the Islamic public sphere, and the re-configuration of the 'virtual umma' (Islamic community) online, on thecreation of multiple identities and resistances, which manifest themselves through various Islamic sites, producing varying degrees of consensus, divergence, and negotiation in multiple contexts and across different discourses. The book also investigates the extent to which these Islamic websites have provided avenue for Muslims to freely engage in vibrant deliberations and constructive discussions among themselves, as well as with 'Others', i.e., non-Muslims, about various political, economic, religious and social issues
Link Original 9780230600355 0230600352 (DLC) 2008047885 (OCoLC)268547537
Subject Islam -- Electronic discussion groups
Islam -- Computer network resources
Muslims -- Blogs
Internet -- Social aspects
Electronic books. local
Alt Author Khamis, Sahar
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