Anonymous, 16 Jul 2020
Research on Middle East, Islam and digital media
keyword: sociology

New Book: Islam, Marketing and Consumption: Critical Perspectives on the Intersections

This book seeks to reflect various unheard and emerging critical voices from within the Muslim world, and provide a series of critical insights on how, if and why Islam matters to marketing theory and practice. It questions the existing assumptions and polarising discussions which underpin the portrayal of Islam as the ‘other’ of Modernity, while acknowledging that Muslims themselves are partially responsible for creating stereotyped representations of Islam and ‘the Muslim’.

New Book: Mobility and Migration in Film and Moving Image Art: Cinema Beyond Europe

The book offers a detailed account of the ways recent cinematic and artistic works engage Europe’s increasingly diverse and complex relationship to migration. With a focus on projects that explore the sociopolitical tensions that have surrounded migration in Europe since the 1990s, the author draws on theories of migrant and diasporic cinema, projected image art, and mobility studies to provide historically situated close readings of films, videos, and cinematic installations that concern migratory networks, infrastructures, and places across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

New Book: Muslim Fashion: Contemporary Style Cultures

The book contextualizes modest wardrobe styling within Islamic and global consumer cultures, interviewing key players including designers, bloggers, shoppers, store clerks, and shop owners. Focusing on Britain, North America, and Turkey, the author provides insights into the ways young Muslim women use multiple fashion systems to negotiate religion, identity, and ethnicity.

Book: Radicalization in Western Europe: Integration, Public Discourse and Loss of Identity among Muslim Communities

Employing a theoretical framework based on the concept of identity loss, this book seeks to understand why increased integration has stimulated greater radicalization among the Muslim populations in Western Europe. Through extensive field research in four European countries – the UK, the Netherlands, Germany and France – the authors investigate three key questions: 1) Why are 2nd and 3rd generations of Muslims in Europe more radical than their parents?; 2) Why does Europe experience more "home-grown terrorism" today than thirty or forty years ago?; 3) Why do some European countries feature more radical Muslim communities than others?
Kononova, A. and Alhabash, S., When one medium is not enough: Media use and media multitasking among students in Kuwait. Journal of Middle East Media 8(1) abstract PDF

Religion in Cyberspace 2014

Nov 28, 2014 – Nov 29, 2014
Czech Republic
Faculty of Law, School of Social Studies, Masaryk University in Brno
Internet studies, study of religion, psychology, sociology
Jul 31, 2014

New Book: Arab Feminisms: Gender and Equality in the Middle East

This book examines the issues and controversies that are hotly debated and contested when it comes to the concept of feminism and gender in Arab society today. It offers explorations of the theoretical issues at play, the latest developments of feminist discourse, literary studies and sociology, as well as empirical data concerning the situation of women in Arab countries, such as Iraq and Palestine. It is certainly not surprising that when looking at the situation on the ground in many countries of the Arab World- particularly Palestine, Iraq and Lebanon, as well as Sudan- issues of war, civil conflict, military occupation and imperialism often override those of gender.

Chapter Contributions for Book on "Digital Methodologies in the Sociology of Religion"

Centre for Society, Religion and Belief (SRB) at the University of Derby
Dr Suha Shakkou
sociology, media studies, communication studies, study of religion, Internet studies
Mar 31, 2014

Book: Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World

The book looks at unrest of the Arab Spring from an unusual perspective, the sexual lives of Arab men and women. Sexual attitudes and behaviors are shaped by politics and economics, religion and tradition, gender and generations — not only a reflection of the conditions that led to the uprisings, but also a measure of hard-won reforms in the years to come.
Gorak-Sosnowska, Katarzyna, Deconstructing Islamophobia in Poland: Story of an Internet Group. University of Warsaw, 2014 abstract full text
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