9781469643168-1469643162-Hashtag Islam: How Cyber-Islamic Environments Are Transforming Religious Authority (Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks)

Hashtag Islam: How Cyber-Islamic Environments Are Transforming Religious Authority (Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks)

ISBN-13: 9781469643168
ISBN-10: 1469643162
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Bunt, Gary R.
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback 234 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781469643168
ISBN-10: 1469643162
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Bunt, Gary R.
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback 234 pages

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Acknowledged authors Bunt, Gary R. wrote Hashtag Islam: How Cyber-Islamic Environments Are Transforming Religious Authority (Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks) comprising 234 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1469643162 and 9781469643168. Since then Hashtag Islam: How Cyber-Islamic Environments Are Transforming Religious Authority (Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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.

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