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- DescriptionThis volume introduces the concept of Islamist extremist 'master narratives' and offers a method for identifying and analyzing them. Drawing on rhetorical and narrative theories, the chapters examine thirteen master narratives and explain how extremists use them to solidify their base, recruit new members, and motivate actions.
- Author BiographyJeffry R. Halverson is an Islamic studies scholar and historian of religions, specializing in the Middle East and North Africa. He currently serves as assistant research professor in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University, USA. He is also the author of Theology and Creed in Sunni Islam (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and Searching for a King (Potomac, 2012). Steven R. Corman is the Director of the Center for Strategic Communication and a Professor of Communication at the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University, USA. He is also the co-author of Weapons of Mass Persuasion (Peter Lang, 2008). H.L. Goodall Jr. was a Professor of Communication and a pioneer of narrative ethnography at Arizona State University, USA.
- Author(s)H. L. Goodall,Jeffry R. Halverson,Steven R. Corman
- PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
- Date of Publication04/09/2013
- SubjectNon-Christian Religions
- Place of PublicationBasingstoke
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- First Published2011
- ImprintPalgrave Macmillan
- Content Notebiography
- Weight397 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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