Larissa Carneiro

M.A. thesis

In my thesis, “Maqtal: narratives of religious sacrifices in digital networks,”  I focused on the technological construction of the sacred on Islamic websites. More specifically, I argued that affordances of the digital environment (temporality, multimedia, and memory/database) allowed it to imbricate older media (icon painting and manuscript illumination) that were traditionally used to visualize sacred persons in a way that suited the production of online hagiographies of suicide bombers.

*the work is written in Portuguese.