Fundamentalisms and the Media

Fundamentalisms and the Media


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The turban of the twenty-first century has seen an ever-increasing profile for religion, contrary to long-standing predictions of its decline. Instead, theWest has experienced what some call a 'realignment' of religion where it persists in conjunction with other institutions and structures. Outside the West, religion is an ever more prominent force in social and political movements of both reform and retrenchment. Across these contexts, no issue in religion is of as much concern as fundamentalism - or rather the fundamentalisms within various traditions - which are seen to be fomenting religious, social, ethnic, and political tension and conflict.

The contributions to this volume represent the first effort to look at 'fundamentalisms' and 'the media' together and address the resulting relations and interactions from critical perspectives of history, technology, geography, and practice. The result lays important groundwork for scholarship on these new and increasingly important phenomena.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847061348
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 08/09/2009
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Stewart M. Hoover is Professor of Media Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA, where he directs the Center for Media, Religion and Culture.

Nadia Kaneva is Assistant Professor in Media, Film and Journalism Studies at the University of Denver, USA. Her research draws on critical theories of culture and communication and explores the relationships between collective identities, power and ideology.

Table of Contents

1. Fundamental Mediations: Religion, Meaning, and Identity in Global Context, Stewart M. Hoover (University of Colorado - Boulder, USA) & Nadia Kaneva (University of Denver, USA)Part I: Histories2. What Can Peacebuilders Learn From Fundamentalists? R. Scott Appleby (University of Notre Dame, USA)3. Are Free Expression and Fundamentalism Two Colliding Principles? Edward Michael Lenert (University of Nevada - Reno, USA)4. A Historical Overview of American Christian Fundamentalism in the 20th CenturySusan Maurer (St. John's University, USA)Part II: Mediations5. Fundamentalism in Arab and Muslim MediaLeon Barkho (Jönköping International Business School, Sweden)6. Conservative Christian Spokespeople in Mainstream US News MediaKirsten Isgro (Mount Holyoke College, USA)7. Use of the Term 'Fundamentalist Christian' in Canadian National Television NewsDavid Haskell (Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada)8. The Vernacular Ideology of Christian Fundamentalism on the World Wide WebRobert Glenn Howard (University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA)9. Opus Dei and the Role of the Media in Constructing Fundamentalist IdentityClaire Hoertz Badaracco (Marquette University, USA)Part III: Locations10. African Traditional Religion, Pentecostalism and the Clash of Spiritualities in GhanaJ. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu (Trinity Theological Seminary, Ghana)11. Discursive Construction of Shamanism and Christian Fundamentalism in Korean Popular CultureJin Kyu Park (Seoul Women's University, South Korea)12. Christian Fundamentalism and the Media in IndiaPradip N. Thomas (University of Queensland, Australia)

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