Watch This!: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Black Televangelism

Watch This!: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Black Televangelism

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by Jonathan L. Walton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814794173

ISBN-13: 9780814794173

Pub. Date: 02/01/2009

Publisher: New York University Press

Through their constant television broadcasts, mass video distributions, and printed publications, African American religious broadcasters have a seemingly ubiquitous presence in popular culture. They are on par with popular entertainers and athletes in the African American community as cultural icons even as they are criticized by others for taking advantage of the…  See more details below

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Through their constant television broadcasts, mass video distributions, and printed publications, African American religious broadcasters have a seemingly ubiquitous presence in popular culture. They are on par with popular entertainers and athletes in the African American community as cultural icons even as they are criticized by others for taking advantage of the devout in order to subsidize their lavish lifestyles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814794173
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
02/01/2009
Series:
Religion, Race, and Ethnicity Series
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Prelude xi

Invocation: Time to Tune IN: The Phenomenon of African American Religious Broadcasting 1

1 We Too Sing America: Racial Invisibility, Respectability, and the Roots of Black Religious Broadcasting 19

2 Something Within: The Cultural Sources of Rev. Frederick J.Eikerenkoetter II 47

3 Standing on the Promises: Diversity and Change within Contemporary Black Christian Practices 75

4 Come, Ye Disconsolate The Ministry of Bishop T.D.Jakes 103

5 We Are Soldiers! The Ministry of Bishop Eddie L.Long 125

6 Fill My Cup, Lord: The Ministry of Pastors Creflo and Taffi Dollar 145

7 The Reasons Why We Sing: The Computing Rituals of Self-Affirmation and Social Accommodation 167

8 Lift Every Voice: Authority, Ideology, and the Implications of Religious Broadcasting for the Black Church 199

Benediction: Blest Be the Tie That Binds 229

Notes 235

Bibliography 261

Index 275

About the Author 283

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Watch This!: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Black Televangelism 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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This is $10 on the Kindle. Why so pricey here?