The Sacred Santa: Religious Dimensions of Consumer Culture

The Sacred Santa: Religious Dimensions of Consumer Culture

by Dell deChant
     
 

ISBN-10: 1556358393

ISBN-13: 9781556358395

Pub. Date: 04/28/2008

Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556358395
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Introduction: Sacred Worlds in Collision1
1Religion from the Sacred Cosmos to the Secular World9
2From Modern Secularization to Postmodern Sacralization25
3Cosmological Communities of Antiquity and Today41
4Postmodern Myths and Media53
5Postmodern Rituals, Shamans, and Priests69
6Consumption and the Religious Imperative88
7Primary Religious Elements of Postmodern Holy Days103
8Identifying and Classifying Postmodern Holy Days124
9The Postmodern Liturgical Year136
10Christmas by the Numbers155
11Supporting Seasonal Narratives and Traditions172
12The Sacred Santa184
App. ACitation and Description of Sources Used to Analyze Consumer Spending201
App. BMethodology for Discerning the Holiness of Holidays204
App. C: Supporting Summaries and Charts209
Index215

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