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Research on Middle East, Islam and digital media
keyword: social networks

Book: Uncommon Grounds: New Media and Critical Practices in the Middle East and North Africa

In this book, a range of internationally renowned and emerging academics, writers, artists, curators, activists and filmmakers critically reflect on the ways in which visual culture has appropriated and developed new media across North Africa and the Middle East. Examining the opportunities presented by the real-time generation of new, relatively unregulated content online, the book evaluates the prominent role that new media has come to play in artistic practices - and social movements - in the Arab world today.

New Book: Discourses of Ideology and Identity: Social Media and the Iranian Election Protests

In this monograph, Chris Featherman adopts a discourse analytical approach to explore the ways in which social movement ideologies and identities are discursively constructed in new and old media. In the context of his argument, Featherman also considers current debates surrounding the role that technologies play in democracy-building and global activist networks. He engages these critical issues through a case study of the 2009 Iranian presidential election protests, looking at both US legacy media coverage of the protests as well as activists’ use of social media. Through qualitative analysis of a corpus of activists’ Twitter tweets and Flickr uploads, Featherman argues that activists’ social media discourses and protesters’ symbolic and tactical borrowing of global English contribute to micronarratives of globalization, while also calling into question master narratives about Iran commonly found in mainstream Western media accounts.

CFP: Special Issue of CyberOrient: Problematizing Cyber Wars

CyberOrient : Online Journal of the Virtual Middle East
Helga Tawil-Souri
Middle Eastern studies, conflict, Internet studies, cyberactivism, social networks, virtual worlds, activism, Internet, Middle East, media studies, communication studies
Sep 30, 2014

CFP: Social Networking in Cyber Spaces: European Muslim’s Participation in (New) Media

Nov 27, 2014 – Nov 28, 2014
Gülen Chair for Intercultural Studies, KU Leuven University
Merve Reyhan Kayikci
social networks, Internet studies, information and communication technology, media studies, communication studies, Islam, Europe
+32 16377674
Jun 20, 2014

Media Workshop: Media and the Arab Spring

Jun 13, 2014
Institut für den Nahen und Mittleren Osten, LMU Munich
David Arn
social networks, Internet studies, Arab Spring, social media, information and communication technology, media studies, communication studies, Internet

International Conference: Social Media in a Changing Media Environment: Lessons from the Arab World

Oct 16, 2014 – Oct 18, 2014
AREACORE (Arab-European Association for Communication and Media Researchers) and Université La Menouba
Ms. Elhem Jouini
cyberactivism, social networks, Internet studies, Arab Spring, media studies, communication studies, social media, Internet
(+216) 71 600 980 – (+216) 600 981 – (+216) 71 600 831
May 15, 2014
Schlicht, Daniela, Muslims on An Empirical Perspective on Religious Affiliation and National Belonging in Times of Web 2.0. In Muslims and the New Information and Communication Technologies, Muslims in Global Societies Series, Vol. 7 abstract full text
Sakr, Laila Shereen, A Digital Humanities Approach: Text, the Internet, and the Egyptian Uprising. Middle East Critique. Special Issue: The Arab Uprisings of 2011. Vol. 22, Iss. 3, 2013 abstract full text

Book: From Tribe to Facebook: The Transformational Role of Social Networks

The book explores and analyzes the potential outcomes of the accelerated development of social networks. Their economic potential in general is discussed, as are their implications for the future of traditional media forms, both as sources of news and key platforms for shaping public opinion. It also explores the use of social networks by terrorists and organized criminal gangs – a trend which has not only led to the development of new forms of criminal activity, but also to the ‘globalization’ of crime – and examines the potential for new forms of ‘virtual’ conflict to arise, with the Internet as the battlefield, social networks as the weapons, and states and citizens as the combatants.
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