Aesthetic Formations: Media, Religion, and the Senses

Aesthetic Formations: Media, Religion, and the Senses

by Birgit Meyer


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Aesthetic Formations: Media, Religion, and the Senses by Birgit Meyer

The central theme of this volume is the incorporation of newly accessible mass media into practices of religious mediation in a variety of settings, including Pentecostal-charismatic churches and Islamic movements, and the use of religious forms and images in the sphere of radio and cinema. Drawing on a long-term collaboration, the contributors examine the role of religion and media in the emergence and sustenance of new "aesthetic formations" that appeal to the body and the senses, and generate new styles of binding and moods of belonging in our time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230605558
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 07/21/2009
Series: Religion/Culture/Critique Series
Edition description: 2009
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 3 Months

About the Author

Birgit Meyer is Professor of Cultural Anthropology at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at VU University Amsterdam. She is the author of Translating the Devil. Religion and Modernity Among the Ewe in Ghana (1999), and co-editor of Globalization and Identity (with Peter Geschiere, 1999), Magic and Modernity (with Peter Pels) and Religion, Media and the Public Sphere (with Annelies Moors). She is also co-editor of Material Religion.

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