Iskander, E: Sectarian Conflict in Egypt Coptic Media…

June 1st, 2012

Elizabeth Iskander, Sectarian Conflict in Egypt Coptic Media, Identity and Representation


London: Routledge, 2012

ISBN: 978-0-415-69578-7

Focusing on Egypt’s largest religious minority group, the Coptic Orthodox Christians, this book explores how national, ethnic and religious expressions of identity are interwoven in the narratives and usage of the press and Internet. In doing so it offers insights into some of Egypt’s contemporary social and political challenges, and recognises the ways that media are involved in constructing and reflecting formations of identity politics. The author examines in depth the processes through which identity and belonging are negotiated via media discourses within the wider framework of changing political realities in Egypt. Using a combination of methodological approaches – including comprehensive surveys and content analysis – the research offers a fresh perspective on the politics of identity in Egypt.

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Submission: Elizabeth Iskander (Author), 1.6.12

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