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New Book: Routledge Handbook of Islam in the West

Islam has long been a part of the West in terms of religion, culture, politics and society. Discussing this interaction from al-Andalus to the present, this Handbook explores the influence Islam has had, and continues to exert;...

New Issue of the Journal of Media and Religion

Journal of Media and Religion released its new issue (Vol. 13, Issue 2, 2014). The issue looks at the portrayal of sharia in American network television media, or at how Islam was reported by Pre-Arab Spring English-language...

Book: Joyriding in Riyadh: Oil, Urbanism, and Road Revolt

The book explores the social fabric of the city and connects it to Saudi Arabia's recent history. Car drifting emerged after Riyadh was planned, and oil became the main driver of the economy. For young rural migrants, it was a way...

Book: Cyberidentities at War: The Moluccan Conflict on the Internet

Based on ethnographic research on the online activities of Christian and Muslim actors in the Moluccan conflict (1999–2003), this study investigates processes of identity construction, community building and evolving conflict...

Book: Arab Spring: Uprisings, Powers, Interventions

The book delves beneath the seemingly chaotic nature of events to explore the structural dynamics underpinning popular resistance and their support or suppression. It moves beyond what has usually been defined as Arab Spring...
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ARTICLES

Gendering the February 20th Movement: Moroccan Women Redefining: Boundaries, Identities and Resistances

The Arab Spring opened up social and political spaces for women to make demands for gender quality, political and social reform, human rights, and equality. It has produced, changed and reinvigorated contestations around space,...
CyberOrient

Sowing the Seeds of The Message: Islamist Women Activists Before, During, and After the Egyptian Revolution

This article focuses on the activities and experiences of a group of Islamist women activists, socialized within the ranks of Islam Online Arabic (IOL). These activists engaged in a range of significant social, political, and...
CyberOrient

The Saudi Blogosphere: Implications of New Media Technology and the Emergence of Saudi-Islamic Feminism

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia serves as a protector of the social, cultural, and religious epicenters of the Islamic faith; Mecca and Medina. While other Islamic autocracies have fallen in the wake of the Arab Spring, Saudi Arabia...
CyberOrient

Women and Media: Libyan Female Journalists from Gaddafi Media to Post- revolution: Case Study

This article examines the representation of women in Libyan national traditional media before, during and after the February 2011 revolution that led to the overthrow of the Gaddafi regime. What roles did female journalists...
CyberOrient

“My Life is More Important Than Family Honor:” Offline Protests, Counter-Cyberactivism, and Article 308

In summer 2012, protests erupted in Jordan in light of several high-profile enactments of Article 308 of the Penal Code, or “Rape Law,” that allows rape charges to be dropped if the perpetrator agrees to marry the victim, which...
CyberOrient

Social Media As an Opportunity to Bahraini Women

Since the uprising in February 2011 the Bahraini female activists but also ordinary Bahraini women have emerged as new leaders in the society, and this due to the increasing role of social media. Their ideas, voices and activities...
CyberOrient

Arab Women’s Changing Identities, Activisms and Resistances in a Changing Region

The wave of uprisings which swept the Arab world in 2011 did not just instigate a "political awakening" that has shaken the power structures in a number of Arab countries and resulted in dictators fleeing their countries,...
CyberOrient
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