How does religious fundamentalism operate in modern global society? This two-volume series analyses the dynamics of fundamentalism and its relationship to the modern state, the public sphere and globalisation. This second volume explores the links between fundamentalism and communication: the rise of fundamentalism as a mass media phenomenon, fundamentalist communication in the public sphere, national cultural identities and the rise of a 'global society'. Expert scholars in the field address specific contemporary and past fundamentalist movements that have emerged from within mainstream Islam, Christianity, Baha'ism, Hinduism, Judaism and Buddhism. This is an important study of an increasingly significant and virulent aspect of modern society, and will be essential reading in the fields of Religion, Politics, Communications and Media Studies.
About the Author
Ulrika Martensson is Assistant Professor in the Department of Archaeology and Religious Studies; Priscilla Ringrose is Associate Professor in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages; Jennifer Bailey is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Political Science; Asbjorn Dyrendal is Associate Professor in the Department of Archaeology and Religious Studies. All are based at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim.
Table of Contents
• Formating the Public Sphere
• Formating Religion