Religion, Media, and the Public Sphere by Birgit Meyer
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Religion, Media, and the Public Sphere
By Birgit Meyer

Religion, Media, and the Public Sphere

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Religion, Media, and the Public Sphere by Birgit Meyer

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"...one of those rare edited volumes that advances social thought as it provides substantive religious and media ethnography that is good to think with." -Dale Eickelman, Dartmouth College Increasingly, Pentecostal, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, and indigenous movements all over the world make use of a great variety of modern mass media, both print and electronic. Through religious booklets, radio broadcasts, cassette tapes, television talk-shows, soap operas, and documentary film these movements address multiple publics and offer alternative forms of belonging, often in competition with the postcolonial nation-state. How have new practices of religious mediation transformed the public sphere? How has the adoption of new media impinged on religious experiences and notions of religious authority? Has neo-liberalism engendered a blurring of the boundaries between religion and entertainment? The vivid essays in this interdisciplinary volume combine rich empirical detail with theoretical reflection, offering new perspectives on a variety of media, genres, and religions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780253217974
ISBN-10: 0253217970
Format: Paperback
(5983mm x 3971mm x 17mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 25-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Aesthetic Formations by Birgit Meyer Aesthetic Formations, Paperback (October 2010)

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Translating the Devil by Birgit Meyer Translating the Devil, Paperback (July 1999)

This book offers an ethnography of the emergence of a local Christianity and its relation to changing social, political and economic formations among the Peki Ewe in Ghana.

Globalization and Identity by Birgit Meyer Globalization and Identity, Paperback (January 1999)

"Globalization" and "Identity" are an explosive combination, demonstrated by recent outbursts of communalist violence in many parts of the world.

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Author Biography - Birgit Meyer

Birgit Meyer is Professor of Cultural Anthropology at the Free University, Amsterdam. Annelies Moors holds the ISIM Chair at the International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World, University of Amsterdam.

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