Religion, Media, and the Public Sphere (2020)

Religion Media and the Public Sphere one of those rare edited volumes that advances social thought as it provides substantive religious and media ethnography that is good to think with Dale Eickelman Dartmouth CollegeIncreasingly Pente
  • Title: Religion, Media, and the Public Sphere
  • Author: Birgit Meyer
  • ISBN: 9780253217974
  • Page: 396
  • Format: Paperback
  • Religion, Media, and the Public Sphere
    one of those rare edited volumes that advances social thought as it provides substantive religious and media ethnography that is good to think with Dale Eickelman, Dartmouth CollegeIncreasingly, Pentecostal, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, and indigenous movements all over the world make use of a great variety of modern mass media, both print and electronic Thro one of those rare edited volumes that advances social thought as it provides substantive religious and media ethnography that is good to think with Dale Eickelman, Dartmouth CollegeIncreasingly, Pentecostal, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, and indigenous movements all over the world make use of a great variety of modern mass media, both print and electronic Through religious booklets, radio broadcasts, cassette tapes, television talk shows, soap operas, and documentary film these movements address multiple publics and offer alternative forms of belonging, often in competition with the postcolonial nation state How have new practices of religious mediation transformed the public sphere How has the adoption of new media impinged on religious experiences and notions of religious authority Has neo liberalism engendered a blurring of the boundaries between religion and entertainment The vivid essays in this interdisciplinary volume combine rich empirical detail with theoretical reflection, offering new perspectives on a variety of media, genres, and religions.
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    One Reply to “Religion, Media, and the Public Sphere”

    1. During the 1980s scholars largely considered media and religion as belonging to two totally different spheres except for televangelists Today, the spread of the televangelical format highlights how religion has found technology Additionally, The Passion of the Christ etc show how religion features prominently in secular forms of media Moors and Meyer use the public sphere as a means to show the complicated politics of identity in the information age This books reveals how some scholars see funda [...]

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