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Sunday, August 05, 2007

New Media and Neo-Islamism- New Media's Impact on the Political Culture in the Islamic World

Book Description

The book provides a comprehensive discussion of the nature, form and impact of the information and communication technologies in current times. It investigates the context, nature and outcomes of Islamists' use of the Internet, their experiences, challenges and innovations, providing a unique insight into the workings of new media and online politics in the Arab and Islamic countries. It considers how the political use of the Internet by Islamist groups has influenced the information flow, organization, recruitment and mobilization of activists, members and sympathizers. It also explores that different ways in which the Internet is employed, what communication tactics are used, their effectiveness to inform our understanding of political and social change in the Islamic world. The New Media and Neo-Islamism will be of interest to all those concerned with the new information and communication technologies and will be of value to students in politics, communication, culture, sociological studies and Islam.

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