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[ecrea] Workshop: Muslim Media and the War on Terror

Wed Mar 22 09:57:25 GMT 2006

>Call for Papers
>Muslim Media and the 'War on Terror'**
>6-7 July 2006
>Department of Politics, University of Bristol
>Although there has been considerable research, particularly since 
>September 11, on media representations of terrorism, the war on terror, 
>anti-terrorist security policy, Islam, and so on, these analyses 
>overwhelmingly focus on the mainstream Western press. In this workshop, 
>and the edited book to issue from it, we shift attention explicitly to the 
>analysis of Muslim media* and
>their representations.
>Papers are welcome on a wide range of topics relating to Muslim media and 
>the 'war on terror'. We are particularly interested in studies of Muslim 
>media in the diaspora -- in Europe, the United States, and elsewhere - but 
>papers on media in 'Muslim countries' (those with Muslim traditions in 
>both the Arab and non-Arab worlds) or papers comparing Muslim and 
>non-Muslim media are also very welcome. Papers can focus on single 
>countries, or make comparisons between and among countries. We also 
>encourage authors to consider diverse forms of media -- printed, 
>televised, online - or to compare and contrast among them.
>We hope that these papers will engender a wide-ranging discussion of the 
>role of Muslim media of all kinds in generating discourses about, and/or 
>attitudes among Muslims towards (among other things)
>§ The contemporary war on terrorism
>§ Its attendant anti-terrorist security policies
>§ The nature of Muslim-non-Muslim relations
>§ The status of Islam, in the countries of diaspora or in the Muslim world*
>§ The relation of Islam to 'the West' or to terrorism
>§ The implications of these representations for diverse Muslim communities
>Central questions that might be asked include:
>§ How do Muslim media, in the Muslim world or in the diaspora, represent 
>the terrorism, the war on terrorism, anti-terrorist security policies, and 
>so on?
>§ Do Muslim media in the diaspora represent these differently than media 
>from within the Muslim world?
>§ How do Muslim media within the diaspora differ among themselves, across 
>states or across different media?
>§ What effect do the representations in diverse Muslim media have on the 
>communities in which they are read or viewed?
>* Authors are encouraged also to be critical of the concepts deployed in 
>this call for papers, including the notion of 'Muslim media' and the 
>'Muslim world' itself.
>The workshop will take place at the University of Bristol, Department of 
>Politics, on 6-7 July 2006.
>Please submit abstracts to Jutta Weldes 
>(<mailto:(jutta.weldes /at/>(jutta.weldes /at/ and Gennaro 
>Gervasio (<mailto:(g.gervasio /at/>(g.gervasio /at/ by April 15 
>(or as soon as possible). For more information, also please contact Jutta 
>Weldes or Gennaro Gervasio.
>** This workshop is sponsored by the ESRC New Security Challenges 
>Programme grant RES-223-25-0056.
>Dept of Social Sciences
>Loughborough University
>Epinal Way
>Leicestershire LE11 3TU
>+44(0)1509 228874

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