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Framing new communicative technologies in the Arab world.

Daoudi , Anissa and Murphy, Emma (2011) 'Framing new communicative technologies in the Arab world.', Journal of Arab & Muslim media research., 4 (1). pp. 3-22.

Abstract

This article explores how the academic discourses that have arisen out of research into the political and sociocultural impacts of contemporary information and communications technologies in the Arab world both mirror and diverge from similar discourses arising out of language and linguistics research. The authors suggest that there are five central understandings of this impact: discourses of development, emancipation, subordination, adaptation and resistance. Whilst political research focuses mostly on the first three, cultural and linguistic research emphasizes the latter two. The authors argue that the evidence presented here supports a case for a concerted inter-disciplinary approach to the study of ICTs in the region, on the grounds that it offers the best chance to capture the multiple textures and layers of the regional experience.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Discourses, Arab world, Language, Socioculture, Politics, Sociolinguistics.
Full text:Full text not available from this repository.
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/jammr.4.1.3_1
Record Created:18 Jul 2012 16:50
Last Modified:14 Aug 2012 15:21

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