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1 Introduction The internet has expanded enormously over the past two decades. It has become more useful with the advent of high-speed access. Fast internet connections have entered private homes and are increasingly changing domestic life regarding social interactions and consumer behaviors

In: Comparative Sociology

* This article is an amended English version of a paper to be published in Swedish in Juridisk Tidskrift vid Stockholms Universitet , vol. 2017–2018. The internet has opened quite new possibilities for spreading and accessing information across national boundaries. While most of the

In: Nordic Journal of International Law

individual moves through different life stages and social environments. Few and Far Between In an article for Contemporary Islam , I explored the theological basis for hijab and how women are using the Internet to expand their understanding of this practice. 8 For native-born converts to Islam in

In: Hawwa

This article provides a preliminary report of a study of religious-oriented internet memes and seeks to identify the common communication styles, interpretive practices and messages about religion communicated in this digital medium. These findings argue that memes provide an important sphere for investigating and understanding religious meaning-making online, which expresses key attributes of participatory culture and trends towards lived religion.

In: Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture

While Russian media faced problems throughout the 1990s, from the beginning of the Putin era until the internet became widely accessible in the mid-2000s, the space for free public discussion drastically constricted due to the state’s successful activities in gaining control over television

In: The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review

Emotions have been interpreted as a social glue and as a vital foundation for active internet discussions as well as lived bodily experiences. In this article, I will analyse emotional expressions that are based on a teaching of rejecting contraceptives in the Finnish revival movement Conservative Laestadianism (CL). The emotions are expressed through internet discussions in autobiographical narrations, which are analysed qualitatively. The article illustrates three emotional positions in relation to the teaching on contraception – believers, doubters and surrenderers – as a part of a religious emotional regime. I will argue that context and meaning of emotions are significant in order to understand them as part of a religious system, and the embeddedness of emotions should be taken into account when analysing emotions on the internet.

In: Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture

population in Poland is scattered, Internet forums and blogs provide them a safe space to share their views, express their thoughts and meet and support other Muslim females who live in Poland. This article aims to analyse online activities of Polish female converts to Islam, especially, on Internet forums

In: Hawwa

Internet → Medien...

1 Introduction In this article, we explore the changes the internet has brought to the lives of Iranian women; we focus primarily on how the internet can be used as an empowering tool, by addressing Iranian women’s understanding of empowerment as experienced through their use of information and

In: Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication

country to escape poverty and become ‘the new East Asian dragon’ (Irvin 1995). If economic reform brought Vietnam into the world community, the advent of the internet in 1997 signalled the ‘beginnings of electronic networking’ (Surborg 2008), pushing the country to integrate more deeply into the global

In: Asiascape: Digital Asia