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Islam i nätverkssamhället: En studie om “ummah” och “islamic state”
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences. (Historia)
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Islam in the network society : A studie about "ummah" and "islamic state" (English)
Abstract [en]


This master thesis examines the development of the Islamic discourse on Internet, by a

research of the two Islamic expressions ummah and Islamic state. As a platform for the

research is a discussion about 9/11 used, in which Giovanna Borradori interviews Jürgen

Habermas and Jacques Derrida about terrorism in the modern time. The research has

been made in two steps, the first research is made in December 2005 and the second in

February 2015. In the first research is the examined words study in BBS’s and blogs, and

in the second case is same expressions examined in Twitter. As analyse method is Hans-


George Gadamers displacement of perspective used, to understand the movements in

the discourse and the development of Islamic use of Internet. Manuel Castells thoughts

about the network society and his work about the power of communication are used as a

theorem to understand the Internet and its development in the last decades. The

conclusion of this work is pointing at a progression in the use of Internet as a tool for

communication in the Islamic community, and a displacement of perspective from

western society as the primary enemy, through an internal religious movement to a more

diversified conflict among different Islamic groups.

Keywords: Internet, E-jihadism,, network society, Islamic, ummah, Islamic state,

Twitter, blogs, BBS’s, mediated history, modern history

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 69 p.
Keyword [en]
Internet, E-jihadism, network society, Islamic, ummah, Islamic state, Twitter, blogs, BBS’s, mediated history, modern history
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-51948OAI: diva2:917347
2015-11-12, Linnéuniversitetet, Växjö, 11:55 (Swedish)
Available from: 2016-04-28 Created: 2016-04-06 Last updated: 2016-04-28Bibliographically approved

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