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Author El-Nawawy, Mohammed, 1968-

Title Islam dot com : contemporary Islamic discourses in cyberspace / Mohammed el-Nawawy and Sahar Khamis
Edition First edition
Published New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 269 pages)
Series Palgrave Macmillan series in international political communication
Palgrave Macmillan series in international political communication.
Contents The public sphere in an islamic context -- Religion in the virtual public sphere: the case of Islam -- 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?
Summary This book analyzes the discourses and deliberations in the discussion forums of three of the most visited Islamic websites. In doing so, it explores the potential impact of the Islamic public sphere, and the re-configuration of the 'virtual umma' (Islamic community) online, on the creation 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 a venue 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Internet -- Social aspects.
Islam -- Computer network resources.
Islam -- Electronic discussion groups.
Muslims -- Blogs.
Genre/Form Blogs.
Electronic discussion groups.
Form Electronic book
Author Khamis, Sahar.
Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN 0230600352 (cloth)
9780230600355 (cloth)