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Mediating Religion : Studies in Media, Religion, and Culture / Edition 1
     

Mediating Religion : Studies in Media, Religion, and Culture / Edition 1

by Jolyon P. Mitchell
 

ISBN-10: 0567088073

ISBN-13: 9780567088079

Pub. Date: 06/01/2003

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

This is the first book to bring together many aspects of the interplay between religion, media and culture from around the world in a single comprehensive study. Leading international scholars provide the most up-to-date findings in their fields, and in a readable and accessible way.Some of the topics covered include religion in the media age, popular broadcasting,

Overview

This is the first book to bring together many aspects of the interplay between religion, media and culture from around the world in a single comprehensive study. Leading international scholars provide the most up-to-date findings in their fields, and in a readable and accessible way.Some of the topics covered include religion in the media age, popular broadcasting, communication theology, popular piety, film and religion, myth and ritual in cyberspace, music and religion, communication ethics, and the nature of truth in media saturated cultures.The result is not only a wide-ranging resource for scholars and students, but also a unique introduction to this increasingly important phenomenon of modern life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780567088079
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
06/01/2003
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

IntroductionPART 1: POPULAR PIETY AND MEDIA1. David Morgan: Visual Piety and the Aesthetics of Mass Culture2. Erica Doss: Staging the Sacred, Mass Media Attention to the Visual and Material Culture of Grief and Mourning3. Kelly Denton Borhaug: How Do Women Internalise Christian Atonement Symbols: Analysis of the 1996 Film 'Breaking the Waves'4. Ted Harrison: The Role of the Media in the Development of Modern Folk-Faith and Popular Religious Movements5. John Ferre: Religious Responses to the Death of Farley in 'For Better or for Worse'PART 2: MEDIA, MEANING AND IDENTITY1. Stewart Hoover: New Paper2. Hamid Mowlana: Media, Islam and Culture - and a Short Response by Mona Siddiqui3. Jim McDonnell: Desperately Seeking Credibility, English Catholics, the Media and the Church4. Philip Rossi: The Levelling of Meaning, The Religious Challenge of the Culture of Unconcern5. Lynn Schofield-Clark: 'If You Stay Away from Nintendo, You'll Read the Qur'an More', Religious Identities of 'Others' in the Context of a ChristianPART 3: MEDIA LITERACY, COMMUNITY AND YOUTH CULTURE1. Daniel Stout: Mormons and Media Literacy, Exploring Audience Dynamics of Religious Media Education2. Ailsa Tomkinson: Adolescent Perceptions of Religious Identity within Popular Broadcasting3. Mary Hess: Media Literacy as a Support for the Development of a Responsible Imagination in Religious Community4. Jose Martinez-de-Toda: Youth, Media and SpiritualityPART 4: COMMUNICATION THEOLOGY1. Peter Horsfield: Back to the Future, Media, Culture and Faith Communities2. John Forrest: Entertainment and Theology3. Jeremy Begbie: Music, Media and God4. Franz Josef Eilers: The Communication Formation of Church Leaders as a Holistic Concern5. Francis Plude: Communication Theology, Report on a Construction ProjectPART 5: COMMUNICATION ETHICS1. Clifford Christians: Feminist Social Ethics2. Andrew Moemeka: Communalism Versus Modernism, The Struggle Between Ethics and Convenience in Africa3. Cees Hamelink: Global Billboards, Religions and Human Rights4. Richard Holloway: The Nature of Truth in a Media Saturated Context5. Bob White: A Historical Change in Communitarian Ethics, The Emerging Communitarian Normative Theory6. Mark Fackler: Communitarian Media Theory with an African Flexion, and a Note on the MaelstromPART 6: FILM AND RELIGION1. Steve Nolan: Representing Realities, Theorising Identity Through Liturgy and Film 2. Linda Mercadante: Faith and Film, Teaching Theology Through Film3. Christopher Deacy: An Application of the Christian Concept of Redemption Through the Cinema of Martin Scorsese4. Jorg Herrmann: Religion in the Popular Cinema of the Nineties5. Jeffrey Keuss: The Sorrows of Young Annakin Skywalker, The Notion of Bildung as Genre in Contemporary Film6. Diane Winston: Devin in a Blue Dress or the Doughboy's Goddess? Hollywood Images of Salvation Army Womanhood 1910-19557. Annalee Ward: Mixing Moral Messages, A Recipe for Confusion in Recent Disney Animated FilmsPART 7: CYBERSPACE AND RELIGION1. Gregor Goethals: Myth and Ritual in Cyber Space2. Anne Foerst: Myth and Ritual in Cyber Space3. Stephen O'Leary: Y2K in Religious and Mainstream Media, Techno-Eschatology at the Millennium's End4. John Capper and Mark Freeman: Christian Community and Cyberspace, A Case Study in Exposure to New Possibilities5. Alf Linderman and Mia Lovheim: Internet and Religion, The Making of Meaning, Identity and Community Through Virtual Interaction?Index

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