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from a network analysis perspective,
opening up the middle ground between the overwhelming emphasis on agency-enhancement
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A Fractured Soundscape of the Divine
Female ‘Preachers’, Radio Sermons and Religious
Place-making in Urban Mali
DOROTHEA E. SCHULZ
This chapter takes the notion of ‘soundscape’ as a starting point to examine how
the adoption of newmedia technologies affects the experiential dimensions of
religious life in urban areas of southern Mali.1 As a country in which the majori-
ty of the population in this area converted to Islam in the course of the last hun-
dred years, Mali’s urban landscapes have been deeply shaped by the symbolic
through social media apps to the extent that just
about everyone in Malaysia and beyond could see us mourning in cyberspace.
Indeed, most family members received condolence messages through social
media and the manner in which the funeral was conducted was subject to vivid
discussions in these media applications themselves.
It was due to these newmedia of communication that kaima’s death did not
come as a surprise to me: one of my elder sisters and a sister-in-law had let me
know via Facebook that she had been diagnosed with terminal cancer some
months before a
distance and create copresent
transnational families3 through “newmedia”4 (Baldassar 2008; Baldassar et al.
2016; Madianou 2016; Madianou and Miller 2012). An emphasis on webcams and
migration tends to lead to the assumption that technology facilitates feelings of
proximity, copresence and synchronicity (Köhn 2016: 131; Madianou and Miller
2012). Some researchers investigate the topic through audio-visual explorations
of how the platform Skype is used to produce a sense of coresidence and intimacy
(Köhn 2014). According to these accounts, the possibility of
anthropology of re-
ligion, political anthropology, Islam in Africa, gender studies, media studies, and
public culture. Her publications include Perpetuating the Politics of Praise. Jeli
Praise Singers, Radios and Political Mediation in Mali (R. Koeppe, 2001), Mus-
lims and NewMedia in West Africa. Pathways to God (Indiana University Press,
2011), and Culture and Customs of Mali (ABC-Clio Publishers, 2012).
Georg Stauth had academic positions, lectureships and professorships at the
Universities of Alexandria and Cairo (Egypt), Adelaide and Geelong (Australia
Grusin (2000) Remediation: Understanding
NewMedia. Cambridge und London: MIT Press.
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