Fundamentalism in the media, Political Science Assignment Homework Help

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  1. Find an online example of an individual or group being labeled "fundamentalist" in a mainstream media source: in an NY Times story, or by a commentator on CNN, etc. Post a link to that source.
  2. Given the context in which it occurs, describe why the author/speaker of this source uses the word "fundamentalist" in their piece.
  3. Do 10 minutes of internet research on the individual/group labeled as "fundamentalist" in the source you found.  Briefly summarize who they are today, what their background is, and what their stated goals (if any) are.
  4. Which of Mathven's "family resemblances" of fundamentalism (traditionalist struggles with difference, doctrines of textual inerrancy, control of women as a visual boundary of group identity) does this group exhibit, if any? 
  5. In your opinion, is the source's use of the word "fundamentalist" to describe this group/individual appropriate?
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Tutor Answer

Miss Perpertua
School: Cornell University

Fundamentalism can simply be defined as a religious movement which emerged in 20th century and it
emphasized on literal interpretation of bible as fundamental to Christians. Fundamentalists can
therefore be defined as individuals/institutions which uphold fundamentalism teachings.(Olson, 2013)
After the death of Rev. Jerry Falwell, the Seattle Times- which is the largest daily newspaper in states
of Washington- reported that the fundamentalist preacher had died of heart failure aft...

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