Religion in the Media Age
By (author) Stewart M. Hoover
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Religion in the Media Age by Stewart M. Hoover
Book DescriptionLooking at the everyday interaction of religion and media in our cultural lives, Hoover's new book is a fascinating assessment of the state of modern religion. Recent years have produced a marked turn away from institutionalized religions towards more autonomous, individual forms of the search for spiritual meaning. Film, television, the music industry and the internet are central to this process, cutting through the monolithic assertions of world religions and giving access to more diverse and fragmented ideals. While the sheer volume and variety of information travelling through global media changes modes of religious thought and commitment, the human desire for spirituality also invigorates popular culture itself, recreating commodities - film blockbusters, world sport and popular music - as contexts for religious meanings. Drawing on research into household media consumption, Hoover charts the way in which media and religion intermingle and collide in the cultural experience of media audiences. Religion in the Media Age is essential reading for everyone interested in how today mass media relates to contemporary religious and spiritual life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415314220
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stewart M. Hoover
Media, Spiritualities and Social Change, Paperback (July 2012)
A study into the relationship between forms of spirituality, media and its effect on social reform. Bringing together scholarly perspectives from around the world, it explores how 'spiritualities' express themselves through and with media - from television to Internet, from fashion to art murals - as socially transforming voices and practices.
Fundamentalisms and the Media, Hardback (June 2009)
Discusses the complex role that media plays in the rise and spread of fundamentalist movements within various religions traditions. This book looks at 'fundamentalisms' and 'the media' together and addresses the resulting relations and interactions from critical perspectives of history, technology, geography, and practice.
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Looking at the everyday interaction of religion and media in our cultural lives, this work assesses modern religiosity. Drawing on research into household media consumption, it charts the way in which media and religion intermingle and collide in the cultural experience of media audiences.
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