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Description - The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music by Christopher Partridge

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music is the first comprehensive analysis of the most important themes and concepts in this field. Drawing on contemporary research from religious studies, theology, sociology, ethnography, and cultural studies, the volume comprises thirty-one specifically commissioned essays from a team of international experts. The chapters explore the principal areas of inquiry and point to new directions for scholarship. Featuring chapters on methodology, key genres, religious traditions and popular music subcultures, this volume provides the essential reference point for anyone with an interest in religion and popular music as well as popular culture more broadly.

Religious traditions covered include Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Paganism and occultism. Coverage of genres and religion ranges from heavy metal, rap and hip hop to country music and film and television music. Edited by Christopher Partridge and Marcus Moberg, this Handbook defines the research field and provides an accessible entry point for new researchers in the field.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781474237338
ISBN-10: 1474237339
Format: Hardback
(244mm x 169mm x mm)
Pages: 440
Imprint: Bloomsbury Academic
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 6-Apr-2017
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Christopher Partridge

Christopher Partridge is Professor of Religious Studies in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University, UK. Recent publications include Mortality and Music: Popular Music and the Awareness of Death (Bloomsbury, 2015) The Occult World (2014, ed.,), The Lyre of Orpheus: Popular Music, the Sacred and the Profane (2014), Dub in Babylon (2010), and Holy Terror: Understanding Religion and Violence in Popular Culture (2010, ed.). He is co-editor of Bloomsbury Studies in Religion and Popular Music. Marcus Moberg is Senior Researcher in the Department of Comparative Religion, Abo Akademi University, Finland. He is the author of Christian Metal (Bloomsbury, 2015). His research is focused on contemporary intersections between religion, new media, popular culture, and consumer culture.

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