Muslimische Religiosität im digitalen Wandel


The publication  Muslimische Religiosität im digitalen Wandel. Vom Umgang Jugendlicher mit medialen Islambildern [Muslim Religiosity in Digital Change. On how young people deal with media images of Islam] by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ednan Aslan, MA was published by Springer on 29 July 2023.


"The effects of social media are particularly observable in relation to the religious engagement and practices of young people - who are now grouped under terms such as "internet generation", "media generation" or "digital natives". Online media exert great influence on their lives, their understanding of the world, their religious orientations and actions. Their identity constructions, their cultural and religious orientations are closely intertwined with social media. This is precisely where the present study started with the question of what subjective consequences interaction on the social web has for religious orientations, practices and self-designs of Muslim youth in Austria. The focus was on the connections between media use, media images of Islam and lived religiosity. On the one hand, the results show that the use of social media creates objective spaces of possibility that can go hand in hand with an expansion of individual scope for action, whereby religious authority is increasingly questioned. On the other hand, the study also shows that the use of digital media can lead to a narrowing of individual religious orientations."