Pop Cults: Religion and Popular Music

Pop Cults: Religion and Popular Music

by Rupert Till
     
 

Explores the development of a range of cults of popular music as a response to changes in attitudes to meaning, spirituality and religion in society.See more details below

Overview

Explores the development of a range of cults of popular music as a response to changes in attitudes to meaning, spirituality and religion in society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826432360
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
12/09/2010
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Introduction: Pleased to Meet You: Pop Cults and the Sacred Popular ix

1 Lost in Music: Pop Cults and New Religious Movements 1

2 Let's Talk About Sex: Sex Cults of Popular Music 11

3 I Want to Take You Higher: Drug Cults of Popular Music 34

4 We Could Be Heroes: Personality Cults of the Sacred Popular 46

5 In My Beautiful Neighbourhood: Local Cults of Popular Music 74

6 Even Better Than the Real Thing: Virtual Cults of Popular Music 94

7 Hope I Die Before I Get Old: Death Cults of Popular Music 108

8 God Is a DJ: Possession Trance Cults of Electronic Dance Music 131

9 Do You Believe in Rock and Roll? Musical Cults of the Sacred Popular 167

Bibliography 193

Websites and Online References 203

Discography 207

Films, Television, DVDs and Videos 211

Index 213

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