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The Resource Hashtag Islam : how cyber-Islamic environments are transforming religious authority, Gary R. Bunt

Hashtag Islam : how cyber-Islamic environments are transforming religious authority, Gary R. Bunt

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Hashtag Islam : how cyber-Islamic environments are transforming religious authority
Title
Hashtag Islam
Title remainder
how cyber-Islamic environments are transforming religious authority
Statement of responsibility
Gary R. Bunt
Title variation
How cyber-Islamic environments are transforming religious authority
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Gary R. Bunt is a twenty-year pioneer in the study of cyber-Islamic environments (CIEs). In his new book, Bunt explores the diverse and surprising ways digital technology is shaping how Muslims across vast territories relate to religious authorities in fulfilling spiritual, mystical, and legalistic agendas. From social networks to websites, essential elements of religious practices and authority now have representation online. Muslims, embracing the immediacy and general accessibility of the internet, are increasingly turning to cyberspace for advice and answers to important religious questions. Online environments often challenge traditional models of authority, however. One result is the rise of digitally literate religious scholars and authorities whose influence and impact go beyond traditional boundaries of imams, mullahs, and shaikhs. Bunt shows how online rhetoric and social media are being used to articulate religious faith by many different kinds of Muslim organizations and individuals, from Muslim comedians and women's rights advocates to jihad-oriented groups, such as the "Islamic State" and al-Qaeda, which now clearly rely on strategic digital media policies to augment and justify their authority and draw recruits. This book makes clear that understanding CIEs is crucial for the holistic interpretation of authority in contemporary Islam. -- Provided by publisher
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NcU/DLC
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Bunt, Gary R
Dewey number
297.0285
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BP185.7
LC item number
.B86 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Islamic civilization and Muslim networks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social media
  • Mass media
  • Islam
  • Technology
  • Jihad
Label
Hashtag Islam : how cyber-Islamic environments are transforming religious authority, Gary R. Bunt
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Publication
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Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-202) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : entering Muslim digital worlds -- Perspectives on Muslim digital worlds -- Changing digital spaces : Islam, technology, and social media -- Status update : Islamic dimensions of faith in cyberspace -- Fatwa machine : command and control in Muslim digital worlds -- Smartphone jihad : hashtags in conflict zones -- E-jihad and gen-ISIS -- Conclusion : hashtag Islam
Control code
on1023819567
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 214 pages
Isbn
9781469643168
Lccn
2018005190
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
15226805
System control number
(OCoLC)1023819567
Label
Hashtag Islam : how cyber-Islamic environments are transforming religious authority, Gary R. Bunt
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-202) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : entering Muslim digital worlds -- Perspectives on Muslim digital worlds -- Changing digital spaces : Islam, technology, and social media -- Status update : Islamic dimensions of faith in cyberspace -- Fatwa machine : command and control in Muslim digital worlds -- Smartphone jihad : hashtags in conflict zones -- E-jihad and gen-ISIS -- Conclusion : hashtag Islam
Control code
on1023819567
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 214 pages
Isbn
9781469643168
Lccn
2018005190
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
15226805
System control number
(OCoLC)1023819567

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