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New Book: Digital Religion, Social Media and Culture: Perspectives, Practices and Futures

This anthology collects some of the most current research and reflection on the complex interactions between religion and computer-mediated communication (CMC). The contributions cohere around the central question: how will core religious understandings of identity, community and authority shape and be (re)shaped by the communicative possibilities of Web 2.0? The authors gathered here address these questions in three distinct ways: through contemporary empirical research on how diverse traditions across the globe seek to take up the technologies and affordances of contemporary CMC; through investigations that place these contemporary developments in larger historical and theological contexts; and through careful reflection on the theoretical dimensions of research on religion and CMC.

Book: Kurdish Identity, Discourse, and New Media

The book investigates the ways Kurds use satellite television and Internet to construct their identities. It examines the complex interrelationships between ethno-national identities, discourses, and new media. It offers the first study of discursive constructions of Kurdish identity in the new media, and is also the first CDA (Critical Discourse Analysis) informed comparative study of the contents of the two media. The study pushes the boundaries of the growing area of studies of identity, nationalism and transnationalism, discourse studies, minority language, and digital media.

Call for Papers for edited book - Citizenship in transition: new perspectives on transnational migration between the Middle East and Europe

United Kingdom
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013
Annemarie Profanter (Free University of Bozen Bolzano) and Francis Owtram (University of Exeter)
Europe, cultural studies, economic studies, identity, Middle East
Jan 31, 2012

Early Modernity and Video Games

Mar 15, 2013 – Mar 17, 2013
Düsseldorf University
Florian Kerschbaumer, Tobias Winnerling
art, video games, identity
May 15, 2012

Media, Youth Subcultures and the Politics of Resistance in the Arab World

Apr 20, 2012 – Apr 20, 2012
United Kingdom
Arab Media Center, Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI), Westminster University
identity, cultural studies, gender, social networks, social aspects, Middle Eastern studies
Oct 10, 2011

New Book: Technology and National Identity in Turkey: Mobile Communications and the Evolution of a Post-Ottoman Nation

In this book Burce Celik argues that technology has been integral to the transformative process, showing how take-up of modern technologies, such as the cell or mobile phone, has been embraced particularly by those who most easily absorbed new ideals about Turkey and modern Turkishness. Celik draws on cultural theory, psychoanalysis and the philosophy of technology to explore the bonds, desires and dependencies that Turkish citizens have in relation to the cell phone.

Islam, Citizenship and the New Media in Pre- and Post-Revolutionary Egypt

Dec 18, 2011 – Dec 20, 2011
Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo
communication studies, media studies, information and communication technology, Islam, democracy, cultural studies, identity
Oct 1, 2011

Relationships between Diasporas and Their 'Homelands' and Their Impact on the State, National Identities, and Peace and Conflict

Feb 3, 2012 – Feb 5, 2012
Lebanese American University
The Institute for Migration Studies (IMS) at Lebanese American University
study of religion, sociology, psychology, cultural studies, conflict, identity
Nov 10, 2011

New Book: Screening Morocco: Contemporary Film in a Changing Society

The book focuses on Moroccan films produced and distributed from 1999 to the present. Since 1999 and the death of King Hassan II, Morocco has experienced a dramatic social transformation. Encouraged by the more openly democratic climate fostered by young King Mohammed VI, filmmakers have begun to explore the sociocultural and political debates of their country while also seeking to document the untold stories of a dark past.

Book: Muslims and Media Images: News versus Views

This book raises investigates the world of Muslims in India by focusing on issues like media representation, identity politics, and their relationships with civil society. While examining Hindi, Urdu, and vernacular press, the essays also look into Hindi and regional language films from an analytical and gender-centric point of view. The essays further discuss the challenges and stereotypes the community is confronted with, particularly in the post 9/11 period. They underline the reasons behind increasing militancy and aggression. The volume also explores the contradictions within Muslim society as well as the tensions between Muslims and other cultures and communities.
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