God in the Details: American Religion in Popular Culture / Edition 2

God in the Details: American Religion in Popular Culture / Edition 2

by Eric Mazur
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415485363

ISBN-13: 9780415485364

Pub. Date: 11/08/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

God in the Details offers a provocative look at the breadth, diversity, and persistence of religious themes in contemporary American consciousness. Throughout the book, the contributors critically assess the ways in which American popular culture reappropriates traditional religious symbols to serve the purposes of particular communities.

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God in the Details offers a provocative look at the breadth, diversity, and persistence of religious themes in contemporary American consciousness. Throughout the book, the contributors critically assess the ways in which American popular culture reappropriates traditional religious symbols to serve the purposes of particular communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415485364
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/08/2010
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Preface to the Second Edition Introduction: Finding Religion in American Popular Culture Eric Mazur and Kate McCarthy Part One: Popular Myth and Symbol 1. Deliver Me from Nowhere: Bruce Springsteen and the Myth of the American Promised Land KateMcCarthy 2. True Blood: The Material and the Spiritual on HBO Leonard Primiano 3. A Fire in the Sky: ‘Apocalyptic’ Themes on the Silver Screen Jon R. Stone 4. Sexuality, Blasphemy and Iconoclasm in the Media Age: The Strange Case of the Buddha Bikini James Mark Shields Part Two: Popular Ritual 5. Blood in the Barbecue: Food and Faith in the American South Wade Clark Roof 6. Rituals of the African American Domus: Church, Community, Sport and Lebron James Vernon Andrews 7. Dropping in for the Holidays: Christmas as Commercial Ritual at the Precious Moments Chapel Jennifer Rycenga 8. Desert Goddesses and Apocalyptic Art: Making Sacred Space at the Burning Man Festival Sarah M. Pike Part Three: Popular Spirituality and Morality 9. Is God Still in the Box? Religion in Contemporary Television Cop Shows Ten Years Later Elijah Siegler 10. Don't Act Now! Selling Christian Abstinence in the Religious Marketplace Sara Moslener 11. When 'Friend' Becomes a Verb: Religion on the Social Web Daniel Veidlinger 12. Homer the Heretic and Charlie Church: Parody, Piety, and Pluralism in The Simpsons Lisle W. Dalton, Eric Michael Mazur, and Monica L. Siems Part Four: Popular 'Churches' 13. The Thin Line Between Saturday Night and Sunday Morning: Meaning and Community Among Jimmy Buffett’s Parrotheads Julie J. Ingersoll 14. Our Lady of Persistent Liminality: Virtual Church, Cyberspace, and Second Life Rachel Wagner 15. Rap Music, Hip-Hop Culture, and 'The Future Religion of the World' Robin Sylvan 16. The Happiest Place on Earth: Disney’s America and the Commodification of Religion Eric Michael Mazur and Tara K. Koda Contributors Index

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