January 23, 2021

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Review: Islam Dot Com: Contemporary Islamic Discourses in Cyberspace by Mohammed el-Nawawy and Sahar Khamis

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John Sidel reviews Islam Dot Com, and finds that it provides a careful and critical reading of discussions and debates among Muslim internet users: LSE

Over the past two decades, scholars have begun to examine the transformative effects of ‘new media’ – most obviously the Internet – on the Muslim world. Scholars like Dale Eickelman, James Piscatori, Jon Anderson, and Greg Starrett, for example, have written about the myriad ways in which Islam can be ‘objectified’ and ‘functionalized’ through new forms of communication and representation across the world.

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