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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....

Title : Religion, Media, and the Public Sphere
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ISBN : 0253217970
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Indiana University Press December 1, 2005
Number of Pages : 336 pages
File Size : 665 KB
Status : Available For Download
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