Master narratives of lslamist extremism

Jeffry R. Halverson, H. L. Goodall, Steven Corman

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95 Scopus citations


This 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages243
ISBN (Electronic)9780230117235
ISBN (Print)9780230108967
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities


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