March 30, 2010 @ 5:30pm
Mason Hall D3 A&B
George Mason University
Sponsored by the Middle East Studies Program, the Middle East Etc Film Club, and the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies
This talk explored some of the ways in which Muslim identity and Islamic knowledge are articulated via media and other discursive formations that resonate with the unique features and challenges of Muslim communities in Europe and North America. Through an overview of various forms of popular cultural production, including music, short videos, and new forms of consuming religion, this presentation explores the nature of contemporary Islamic religious authority and its role in the construction of a Western Islamic vernacular.
Forum on Muslim and Arab Affairs
FAMA is the research arm of the Arab Studies Institute.
Forum on Arab and Muslim Affairs (FAMA) is the research arm of the Arab Studies Institute. It produces and oversees ASI’s research projects on overarching issues related to the Arab and broader Muslim worlds, including the Middle East and North Africa. The forum is the home of ASI's Knowledge Production Project, the Political Economy Project, among others. All FAMA projects are operated by the Arab Studies Institute, a nonprofit organization that produces and scrutinizes knowledge on matters related to the Arab world and its relations.