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Title Media, spiritualities and social change / edited by Stewart M. Hoover and Monica Emerich
Published London ; New York : Continuum, [2011]
©2011
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 262 pages)
Series Religious studies
Continuum religious studies.
Contents Part 1: Identity. Competing narratives of religious and cultural identity in Cornwall / Garry Tregidga -- Mediated science, genetics and identity in the U.S. African Diaspora / Elonda Clay -- DIY spiritual community: From individualism to participatory culture / Lee Gilmore -- Part 2: Integration. Creating deeper connections / Carol Bliss -- Communication, reconciliation and the human spirit / John Hochheimer -- Middle East youth / Rebecca Self -- Part 3: Charity. The politics of empowerment' in Oprah Winfrey's global philanthropy / Janice Peck -- Branding compassion / Mara Einstein -- Part 4: Capitalism. Branded wellness in the medicated public square / Claire Badaracco -- Spiritual tourism / Curtis Coats -- [Re]Vision: The role of graphic design[ers] ... / Samantha Lawrie -- Part 5: Community. Media, religion, and citizenship in the Mosque-Building Debates in Europe / Sharif Islam -- The blogosphere of resistance / Solomon Schimmel -- Part 6: Nature. Media representation and the cultivation of social consciousness / Lionel Wee -- Environmental crisis and religious rhetoric in Is God Green? / Jen Schneider -- Part 7: Nations. Spirituality in flight / Ann Hardy -- Media, citizens and space exploration / Linda Billings -- Conclusion / Stewart Hoover & Monica Emerich
Summary "This book maps emergent global practices and discourses of mediated, spiritualized social change. Bringing together scholarly perspectives from around the world and across disciplines, the authors explore how 'spiritualities' express themselves through and with media -- from television to Internet, from fashion to art murals -- as socially transforming voices and practices. The very fluidity of the meaning of spirituality is part of its appeal: it can service as easily as a reference to a perceived common essence of humanness as it can work to legitimate market-based practices. While the involvement of spiritual life with social transformation is certainly not peculiar to contemporary societies, what has changed is the upsurge of media in these matters. In the specific case of religion, globalization has unleashed a cascade of unexpected and unpredictable implications, many of which are consequences of the media. The authors here show ways in which media and spiritualities are engaged around the world in efforts to restructure paradigms, institutions, beliefs and practices to affect social change."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Mass media in religion.
Mass media -- Influence.
Mass media -- Religious aspects.
Religions -- Influence.
Social change.
Form Electronic book
Author Emerich, Monica.
Hoover, Stewart M.
LC no. 2010020329
ISBN 1441189130 (electronic bk.)
9781441189134 (electronic bk.)