№ 57/2010 from Mar 12, 2010
Until now, medialization and transcultural communication have not been regarded as particularly important phenomena or analytical key concepts within area studies or Islamic studies. However, new media forms of communication have a growing influence on social relations in Asia, Africa, and in the Arabic-speaking world. Examples of these developments are the global spread of satellite television, the convergence of “old” and “new” media in national media systems, or the new communicative practices in the so-called Web 2.0. Against this background, it seems inevitable that Islamic studies and area studies take up these new fields of research.
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