Fundamentalism in the Modern World: 2 Volume Set (International Library of Political Studies)

Fundamentalism in the Modern World: 2 Volume Set (International Library of Political Studies)

By: Jennifer Bailey (editor), Ulrika Martensson (editor), Priscilla Ringrose (editor), Asbjorn Dyrendal (editor)Hardback

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How does religious fundamentalism operate in modern global society? This two-volume series analyses the dynamics of fundamentalism and its relationship to the modern state, the public sphere and globalisation. In the first volume, fundamentalism is approached from the perspective of state and community building, ideology and practices within the context of global society, and the ways in which fundamentalism is intertwined with issues of politics, state power, democracy, globalization, political activism and political ideology. Expert scholars in the field address specific contemporary and past fundamentalist movements that have emerged from within mainstream Islam, Christianity, Baha'ism, Hinduism, Judaism and Buddhism. This is an important study of an increasingly significant and controversial aspect of modern society, and will be essential reading in the fields of Religion, Politics and International Relations. The second volume explores the links between fundamentalism and communication: the rise of fundamentalism as a mass media phenomenon, fundamentalist communication in the public sphere, national cultural identities and the rise of a 'global society'. Expert scholars in the field address specific contemporary and past fundamentalist movements that have emerged from within mainstream Islam, Christianity, Baha'ism, Hinduism, Judaism and Buddhism. This is an important study of an increasingly significant and virulent aspect of modern society, and will be essential reading in the fields of Religion, Politics, Communications and Media Studies.

About Author

Ulrika Martensson is Assistant Professor in the Department of Archaeology and Religious Studies; Priscilla Ringrose is Associate Professor in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages; Jennifer Bailey is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Political Science; AsbjA rn Dyrendal is Associate Professor in the Department of Archaeology and Religious Studies. All are based at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim.

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  • ISBN13: 9781848853614
  • Format: Hardback
  • ID: 9781848853614
  • ISBN10: 1848853610

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