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A Dictionary of Sociology (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology
Length:
729 words

...literature are still contested and often imprecise, as researchers attempt retrospectively to repurpose a slogan as a theoretical concept that can explain emerging and fast-developing communication practices. Like the related term Web 2.0 , the term social media was an attempt to describe certain common features of emerging web-based media and technology platforms and their business models, and it is now generally taken to refer to profile-based platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn , and Twitter . However, the term also draws attention to broader shifts...

ideology

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A Dictionary of Sociology (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology
Length:
1,099 words

...of Ideology (1979) and Terry Eagleton ’s Ideology (1991) are both reasonably accessible. See also dominant ideology thesis ; dual consciousness ; Gouldner ; hegemony ; ideological state apparatus . http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0018-2656(1965)4%3A2%3C164%3ATCOI%3E2.0.CO%3B2-T A key paper by George Lichtheim: ‘The Concept of Ideology.’...

Internet, Blogs, and Social Networking

Internet, Blogs, and Social Networking   Reference library

Anna Piela

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Sociology
Length:
4,724 words

..., and Sophia Huyer . “Women and Gender in ICT Statistics and Indicators for Development.” Information Technologies and International Development 4.2 (2008): 25–41. “ICT Statistics by Gender 2010,” International Telecommunication Union, 2010, http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/statistics/Gender/index.html . Leage, Rodda , and Ivana Chalmers . “Degrees of Caution: Arab Girls Unveil on Facebook.” In Girl Wide Web 2.0: Revisiting Girls, the Internet, and the Negotiation of Identity , edited by Sharon R. Mazzarella , pp. 27–44. New York: Peter Lang, 2010. Lewis,...

Popular Religion

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Benjamin B. DeVan, Dale F. Eickelman, Abbas Jaffer, Bianca J. Smith, Charles C. Stewart, and Zahraa McDonald

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Sociology
Length:
8,884 words

...Islamic commitment, as is the case with many educated urban youths. Freed from traditional patterns of learning and scholarship, which have often been compromised by state control, religious knowledge is increasingly interpreted in a directly political fashion. Photocopied tracts, Web blogs, and the clandestine dissemination of sermons on cassettes and CDs have begun to complement the male-oriented mosque as the vehicle for disseminating visions of Islam that challenge those sanctioned by the state. Likewise, the religious interpretation of dreams and visions...

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