This collection aims to illustrate the variety of different Islamic mediated expressions, both in Muslim-majority and Muslim-minority contexts. The study of the myriad of ways in which Islam is mediated in today’s world is important, because the media (both traditional, i.e print and broadcast, and ‘new’/social/online) are a battleground for the meaning and nature of Islam. Different discourses about Islam are vying for public attention, because to be in the spotlight means to be influential. From everyday accounts of religious experience, through reformist, conservative, and reactive narratives, it is possible to observe many claims to religious authority as well as different Islamic religious identities.
With a full index, together with a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editor, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context, Islam and the Media is a crucial work of reference. It is destined to be valued by scholars, students, and researchers as a vital resource.
Table of Contents
Volume I: Print and Broadcast Muslim Media
- Lila Abu-Lughod, ‘Finding a Place for Islam: Egyptian Television Serials and the National Interest’, Public Culture, 5, 3, 1993, 493-513.
- Anke Benzin, ‘Islamic TV Programmes as a Forum of a Religious Discourse’, in Stefano Allievi and Jørgen S. Nielsen (eds), Muslim Networks and Transnational Communities in and Across Europe (Leiden: Brill, 2003), pp. 170-193.
- Sam Cherribi, ‘From Baghdad to Paris: Al-Jazeera and the Veil’, The International Journal of Press/Politics, 11, 2, 2006, 121-138.
- David B. Edwards, ‘Print Islam: Media and Religious Revolution in Afghanistan’, Anthropological Quarterly, 68, 3, 1995, 171-184.
- Dale F. Eickelman and Jon W. Anderson, ‘Print, Islam, and the Prospects for Civic Pluralism: New Religious Writings and their Audiences, Journal of Islamic Studies, 8, 1, 1997, 43-62.
- Songül Sallan Gül and Hüseyin Gül, ‘The Question of Women in Islamic Revivalism in Turkey: A Review of the Islamic Press’, Current Sociology, 48, 2, 2000, 1-26.
- Robert W. Hefner, ‘Print Islam: Mass Media and Ideological Rivalries among Indonesian Muslims’, Indonesia, 64, 1997, 77-103.
- Carla Jones, ‘Images of Desire: Creating Virtue and Value in an Indonesian Islamic Lifestyle Magazine’, Journal of Middle East Women's Studies, 6, 3, 2010, 91-117.
- Göran Larsson, ‘The Print Revolution', in Muslims and the New Media: Historical and Contemporary Debates (London: Ashgate, 2013), pp. 21-46.
- Robert Launay, ‘Spirit Media: The Electronic Media and Islam among the Dyula of Northern Côte d'Ivoire’, Africa: Journal of the International African Institute,
67, 3, 1997, 441-453.
- Fatema Mernissi, ‘The Satellite, the Prince, and Scheherazade: The Rise of Women as Communicators in Digital Islam’, TBC Journal, 12, 2004, np.
- Yasmin Moll, ‘Islamic Televangelism: Religion, Media and Visuality in Contemporary Egypt’, Arab Media and Society, 10, 2010, 1-27.
- Ayse Öncü, ‘Packaging Islam: Cultural Politics on the Landscape of Turkish Commercial Television’, Public Culture, 8, 1, 1995, 51-71.
- Francis Robinson, ‘Technology and Religious Change: Islam and the Impact of Print’, Modern Asian Studies, 27, 1, 1993, 229-251.
- Christa Salamandra, ‘Creative Compromise: Syrian Television Makers between Secularism and Islamism’, Contemporary Islam, 2, 3, 2008, 177-189.
- S. Abdullah Schleifer, ‘Islam and Information: Need, Feasibility and Limitations of an Independent Islamic News Agency’, The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 3, 1, 1984, 109-124.
- Dorothea E. Schulz, ‘Promises of (Im)mediate Salvation: Islam, Broadcast Media, and the Remaking of Religious Experience in Mali’, American Ethnologist, 33, 2, 2006, 210-229.
Volume II / Representations of Islam and Muslims in Mainstream Media
- Tahir Abbas, ‘Media Capital and the Representation of South Asian Muslims in the British Press: An Ideological Analysis’, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, 21, 2, 2001, 245-257.
- Bandar Al-Hejin, ‘Covering Muslim Women: Semantic Macrostructures in BBC News’, Discourse & Communication, 9, 1, 2015, 19-46.
- Katherine H. Bullock and Gul Joya Jafri, ‘Media (Mis)Representations: Muslim Women in the Canadian Nation’, Canadian Women’s Studies, 20, 2, 2000, 35-40.
- Kati E. Caetano, ‘The Women of Islam: The Role of Journalistic Photography in the (Re) production of Character-Type’, Brazilian Journalism Research, 2, 1, 2007, 141-156.
- Sylvia Chan Malik, ‘Feminists, Terror: The Racial Politics of U.S. Media Representations of the 1979 Iranian Women's Movement’, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 637, 1, 2011, 112-140.
- Chouki El Hamel, ‘Muslim Diaspora in Western Europe: The Islamic Headscarf (Hijab), the Media and Muslims' Integration in France’, Citizenship Studies, 6, 3, 2002, 293-308.
- Chris Flood, Stephen Hutchings, Galina Miazhevich, and Henri Nickels, ‘Between Impartiality and Ideology: The BBC’s Paradoxical Remit and the Case of Islam-Related Television News’, Journalism Studies, 12, 2, 2011, 221-238.
- Mustafa Hussain, ‘Islam, Media and Minorities in Denmark’, Current Sociology, 48, 4, 2000, 95-116.
- Nahid Kabir, ‘Representation of Islam and Muslims in the Australian Media, 2001–2005’, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, 26, 3, 2006, 313-328.
- Gholam Khiabany and Milly Williamson, ‘Veiled Bodies – Naked Racism: Culture, Politics and Race in The Sun’, Race and Class, 50, 2, 2008, 69-88.
- Myra Macdonald, ‘Muslim Women and the Veil: Problems of Image and Voice in Media Representations’, Feminist Media Studies, 6, 1, 2006, 7-23.
- Nasar Meer, Claire Dwyer and Tariq Modood, ‘Beyond "Angry Muslims"? Reporting Muslim Voices in the British Press’, Journal of Media and Religion, 9, 4, 2010, 216-231.
- John E. Richardson, ‘British Muslims in the Broadsheet Press: A Challenge to Cultural Hegemony?’, Journalism Studies, 2, 2, 2001, 221–242.
- Elli Lester Roushanzamir, ‘Chimera Veil of "Iranian Woman" and Processes of U.S. Textual Commodification: How U.S. Print Media Represent Iran’, Journal of Communication Inquiry, 28, 1, 2004, 9-28.
- Amir Saeed, ‘Media, Racism and Islamophobia: The Representation of Islam and Muslims in the Media’, Sociology Compass, 1, 2, 2007, 443–462.
- Edward Said, ‘Islam and the West’, in Covering Islam: How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World (London: Vintage, 1997), pp. 3-35.
- Vit Sisler, ‘Digital Arabs: Representation in Video Games’, European Journal of Cultural Studies, 11, 2, 2008, 203-220.
- Carol A. Stabile and Deepa Kumar, ‘Unveiling Imperialism: Media, Gender and the War on Afghanistan’, Media, Culture & Society, 27, 5, 2005, 765–782.
A Battle for the Meaning of Islam: Global discourses
- Fauzia Ahmad, ‘British Muslim Perceptions and Opinions on News Coverage of September 11’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 32, 6, 2006, 961-982.
- Stefano Allievi, ‘Islam in the Public Space: Social Networks, Media and Neocommunities’, in Stefano Allievi and Jørgen S. Nielsen (eds), Muslim Networks and Transnational Communities in and Across Europe, (Leiden: Brill, 2003), pp. 1-27.
- Jon W. Anderson, ‘The Internet and Islam's New Interpreters’, in Dale F. Eickelman and John W. Anderson (eds), New Media in the Muslim World: The Emerging Public Sphere (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999), pp. 1-18.
- Birgit Bräuchler, ‘Islamic Radicalism Online: The Moluccan Mission of the Laskar Jihad in Cyberspace’, The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 15, 3, 2004, 267-285.
- Lenie Brouwer, ‘Dutch Moroccan Websites: A Transnational Imagery?’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 32, 7, 2006, 1153-1168.
- Gary Bunt, ‘"Rip. Burn. Pray": Islamic Expressions Online’, in Lorne L. Dawson and Douglas E. Cowan (eds), Religion Online: Finding Faith on the Internet (New York: Routledge, 2004), pp. 123-134.
- Nabil Echchaibi, ‘From Audio Tapes to Video Blogs: The Delocalisation of Authority in Islam’, Nations and Nationalism, 17, 1, 2011, 25–44.
- Dale F. Eickelman and John W. Anderson, ‘Redefining Muslim Publics’, in Dale F. Eickelman and John W. Anderson (eds), New Media in the Muslim World: The Emerging Public Sphere (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1999), pp. 1-18.
- Mohamad Hamas Elmasry, ‘Islam in the West: A Discourse Analysis of American and British Muslim Web Content’, Journal of Arab and Muslim Media Research, 6, 2-3, 2013, 233–249.
- Charles Hirschkind ‘Casette Ethics: Public Piety and Popular Media in Egypt’, in Birgit Meyer and Annelies Moors (eds), Religion and Media in the Public Sphere (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2005), pp. 29-51.
- Mia Lövheim, and Marta Axner, 'Halal-tv: Negotiating the Place of Religion in Swedish Public Discourse', Nordic Journal of Religion and Society, 24, 1, 2011, 57-74.
- Peter Mandaville, ‘Reimagining Islam in Diaspora: The Politics of Mediated Community’, International Communication Gazette, 63, 2-3, 169-186.
- Babak Rahimi, ‘The Politics of the Internet in Iran’, in Mehdi Semati (ed.), in Media, Culture and Society in Iran: Living with Globalization and the Islamic State (New York: Routledge, 2008), pp. 37-56.
- Manuel R. Torres Soriano, ‘The Road to Media Jihad: The Propaganda Actions of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb’, Terrorism and Political Violence, 23, 1, 2010, 72-88.
- Zeynep Tufekci and Christopher Wilson, ‘Social Media and the Decision to Participate in Political Protest: Observations From Tahrir Square’, Journal of Communication, 62, 2, 2012, 363–379.
Islam and Social media: Reimagining the Self
- Masserat Amir-Ebrahimi, ‘Transgression in Narration: The Lives of Iranian Women in Cyberspace’, Journal of Middle East Women's Studies, 4, 3, 2008, 89-115.
- Mucahit Bilici, ‘Muslim Ethnic Comedy: Inversions of Islamophobia’, in Andrew Shryock (ed.), Islamophobia/Islamophilia: Beyond the Politics of Enemy and Friend (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010), pp. 195-208.
- Fazila Bhimji, ‘’Assalam u Alaikum. Brother I Have a Right to My Opinion on This’: British Islamic Women Assert their Positions in Virtual Space’, in Alison Jule (ed.), Gender and Language Use in Religious Identity (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), pp. 203-220.
- Gary R. Bunt, ‘email@example.com: ‘British Muslim’ Identities in Cyberspace’, Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations, 10, 3, 1999, 353-362.
- Stine Eckert and Kalyani Chadha, ‘Muslim Bloggers in Germany: An Emerging Counterpublic’, Media, Culture and Society, 35, 8, 926–942.
- Michael Frishkopf, ‘Mediated Qur’anic Recitation and the Contestation of Islam in Contemporary Egypt’, in Laudan Nooshin (ed.), Music and the Play of Power in the Middle East (London: Ashgate, 2009), pp. 75-114.
- Noor Hazarina Hashim, Jamie Murphy and Nazlida Muhamad Hashim, ‘Islam and Online Imagery on Malaysian Tourist Destination Websites’, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 12, 3, 2007, 1082–1102.
- Alexis Kort, ‘Dar al-Cyber Islam: Women, Domestic Violence, and the Islamic Reformation on the World Wide Web’, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, 25, 3, 2005, 363-383.
- Roxanne D. Marcotte, ‘Let’s Talk about Sex: Australian Muslim Online Discussions’, Contemporary Islam, 9, 1, 2015, 65–84.
- Dhiraj Murthy, ‘’Muslim Punk’ Music Online: Piety and Protest in the Digital Age’, in Kamal Salhi, (ed.), Music, Culture and Identity in the Muslim World: Performance, Politics and Piety (Abingdon: Taylor and Francis, 2013), pp. 162-179.
- Eva F. Nisa, ‘The Internet Subculture of Indonesian Face-Veiled Women’, International Journal of Cultural Studies, 16, 3, 2013, 241–255.
- Anna Piela, ‘I am Just Doing my Bit to Promote Modesty: Niqabis' Self-portraits on Photo-sharing Websites’, Feminist Media Studies, 13, 5, 2013, 781-790.
- Courtney C. Radsch and Sahar Khamis, ‘In Their Own Voice: Technologically Mediated Empowerment and Transformation among Young Arab Women’, Feminist Media Studies, 13, 5, 2013, 881-890.
- Loubna Skalli, ‘Communicating Gender in the Public Sphere: Women and Information Technologies in the MENA Region’, Journal of Middle East Women's Studies, 2, 2, 2006, 35-59.
- Daniel Martin Varisco, ‘Muslims and the Media in the Blogosphere’, Contemporary Islam, 4, 1, 2010, 157–177.
- Saminaz Zaman, ‘From Imam to Cyber-Mufti: Consuming Identity in Muslim America’, The Muslim World, 98, 4, 2008, 465-474.