Religion vs. Television: Competitors in Cultural Context

Religion vs. Television: Competitors in Cultural Context

by Jay Newman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275956407

ISBN-13: 9780275956400

Pub. Date: 08/20/1996

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

The subject of competition between religion and television has, if only indirectly, received considerable attention, particularly from religionists disturbed by the threat posed by television programming to traditional religious beliefs, values, and attitudes. This detailed study considers the competing cultural forces of television and religion from a wider and

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Overview

The subject of competition between religion and television has, if only indirectly, received considerable attention, particularly from religionists disturbed by the threat posed by television programming to traditional religious beliefs, values, and attitudes. This detailed study considers the competing cultural forces of television and religion from a wider and more theoretical perspective. Newman examines the major forms of competition and the various motives and strategies of the people and groups involved. His philosophical approach allows us to see that the most important aspect of competition between television and religion is their rivalry as cultural forces. In this rivalry, religion continues to have a profound influence on the shaping of television, just as it has always had on all newly developing forms of culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275956400
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/20/1996
Series:
Media and Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1750L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Competition Between Religion and Television: Basic Issues and Concerns

Competition Between Religion and Television: Motives and Strategies

Religious Television

Competition Between Religion and Television: Competing Forms of Experience and Culture

Bibliography

Index

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