author flagg miller talks about his new book, the audacious ascetic: what the bin laden tapes reveal about al-qa’ida.
flagg is a professor of religious studies at the university of california, davis. trained as a linguistic anthropologist, his first book, the moral resonance of arab media: audio-cassette poetry and culture in yemen, examined how yemenis have used traditional poetry and new media technologies to envision a productive relationship between tribalism and progressive muslim reform. follow flagg on twitter @FlaggMiller. learn more about the book at audaciousascetic.com.
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