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Apr 01

Book: Exploring Religion and the Sacred in a Media Age

Exploring Religion and the Sacred in Media

Edited by Christopher Deacy and Elisabeth Arweck

Ashgate, 2009

 

In recent years, there has been growing awareness across a range of academic disciplines of the value of exploring issues of religion and the sacred in relation to cultures of everyday life. Exploring Religion and the Sacred in a Media Age offers inter-disciplinary perspectives drawing from theology, religious studies, media studies, cultural studies, film studies, sociology and anthropology. Combining theoretical frameworks for the analysis of religion, media and popular culture, with focused international case studies of particular texts, practices, communities and audiences, the authors examine topics such as media rituals, marketing strategies, empirical investigations of audience testimony, and the influence of religion on music, reality television and the internet. (From the publisher’s description, click here to read more).