Religion and Popular Culture in America / Edition 2

Religion and Popular Culture in America / Edition 2

by Bruce David Forbes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520246896

ISBN-13: 9780520246898

Pub. Date: 11/17/2005

Publisher: University of California Press

PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION:

"A solid introduction to the dialogue between the disciplines of cultural studies and religion. . .. A substantive foundation for subsequent exploration."—Religious Studies Review

"A splendid collection of lively essays by fourteen scholars dealing with religion and popular culture on the contemporary American

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PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION:

"A solid introduction to the dialogue between the disciplines of cultural studies and religion. . .. A substantive foundation for subsequent exploration."—Religious Studies Review

"A splendid collection of lively essays by fourteen scholars dealing with religion and popular culture on the contemporary American scene."—Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520246898
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
11/17/2005
Edition description:
First Edition, Revised Edition
Pages:
339
Sales rank:
389,444
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : finding religion in unexpected places1
1The oriental monk in American popular culture25
2Consecrating consumer culture : Christmas television specials44
3Re-mythologizing the divine feminine in The Da Vinci code and The secret life of bees56
4Like a sermon : popular religion in Madonna videos75
5Evangelicals and popular music : the contemporary Christian music industry103
6The Internet and Christian and Muslim communities123
7The cross at willow creek : seeker religion and the contemporary marketplace139
8It's about faith in our future : Star Trek fandom as cultural religion159
9Losing their way to salvation : women, weight loss, and the salvation myth of culture lite174
10An American apotheosis : sports as popular religion195
11The church of baseball, the fetish of Coca-Cola, and the potlatch of rock 'n' roll213
12The disguise of vengeance in Pale rider237
13Rap music and its message : on interpreting the contact between religion and popular culture252
14The gender dynamics of the Left behind series270
Conclusion : establishing a dialogue about religion and popular culture288

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