ISBN-10:
0739117734
ISBN-13:
9780739117736
Pub. Date:
07/08/2010
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Hegemony in the Digital Age: The Arab/Israeli Conflict Online

Hegemony in the Digital Age: The Arab/Israeli Conflict Online

by Stephen M. E. Marmura

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739117736
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 07/08/2010
Series: Critical Media Studies Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.16(w) x 9.15(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

Stephen M. E. Marmura is assistant professor of sociology at St. Francis Xavier University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

1 Introduction: Identity and Authority in the Age of Networks 1

Aims and Scope 3

Key Terms and Concepts 5

Political Mobilization 10

The Web as a Mass Medium 13

War on the Web 15

Ideology and Civil Society 16

2 Net-Based Activism and American Mid-East Policy 19

Part I Grassroots Mobilization and Political Opportunity 19

Activism and the Net: Relevant Precedents 21

Contemporary Peace Camp Activism 26

3 Net-Based Activism and American Mid-East Policy 37

Part II Public Opinion 37

Backdrop: The Mainstream Media as a Legitimating Identity 37

The Web as an Alternative Mass Medium 42

4 The Voice of Legitimacy: CNN. com and the Arab/Israeli Conflict 55

CNN. com's "Land of Conflict" 58

Part I Dominant Themes and Validity Claims 58

Part II Anchoring Authority in a De-centered Medium 75

Closing Remarks 84

5 Hate and Holy War on the WWW 87

Part I Confronting the Other 87

Stormfront.org: Promoting the Cause of "White Nationalism" 90

Kahane.org: Fighting to Eliminate Israel's "Arab Cancer" 97

Radioislam.org: Defending Islam and the West from the "Jewish Threat" 106

Closing Remarks 112

6 Hate and Holy War on the WWW 115

Part II The Struggle for Influence 115

Social Movement Integration and Growth 117

Building Alliances: Virtual and Real 125

Discussion 135

7 Hegemony Reconsidered: The Internet, Civil Society, and Social Fragmentation 141

Works Cited 155

Index 169

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