Miriyam Aouragh will discuss her new book, the research behind it, the implications for those affected by the Israeli-Palestine conflict and how it furthers understanding about the connection between electronic media, politics and national identity.

For Palestine’s diaspora and exiled communities, the Internet has become an important medium for the formation of Palestinian national and transnational identity. In her book, “Palestine Online, Transnationalism, the Internet and the Construction of Identity”, recently published by Taurus, Miriyam Aouragh looks at the Internet as both a space and an instrument for linking Palestinian diasporas in Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon. She closely examines the uses and limits of Internet technology under conditions of war, along with the ways in which virtual participation enables the generation of new ideals for political reconciliation and self-determination.

At this Oxford launch of her book, Miriyam will discuss with Bill Dutton and Karma Nabulsi the research behind it, the findings and implications for those affected by the Israeli-Palestine conflict and how it furthers understanding about the connection between electronic media, politics and national identity.

There will be a small reception following the main event.