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Media, Religion and Culture

Series Editor: Stewart Hoover, Jolyon Mitchell, David Morgan

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  1. Media, Religion and Gender

    Key Issues and New Challenges

    Edited by Mia Lövheim

    Series: Media, Religion and Culture

    Media, Religion and Gender presents a selection of eminent current scholarship that explores the role gender plays when religion, media use and values in contemporary society interact. The book: surveys the development of research on media, religion and culture through the lens of key...

    Published May 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  2. Promoting Peace, Inciting Violence

    The Role of Religion and Media

    By Jolyon Mitchell

    Series: Media, Religion and Culture

    This book explores how media and religion combine to play a role in promoting peace and inciting violence. It analyses a wide range of media - from posters, cartoons and stained glass to websites, radio and film - and draws on diverse examples from around the world, including Iran, Rwanda and South...

    Published December 11th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Media and Ritual

    Death, Community and Everyday Life

    By Johanna Sumiala

    Series: Media, Religion and Culture

    This wide-ranging and accessible book offers a stimulating introduction to the field of media anthropology and the study of religious ritual. Johanna Sumiala explores the interweaving of rituals, communication and community. She uses the tools of anthropological enquiry to examine a variety of...

    Published September 25th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Godwired

    Religion, Ritual and Virtual Reality

    By Rachel Wagner

    Series: Media, Religion and Culture

    Godwired offers an engaging exploration of religious practice in the digital age. It considers how virtual experiences, like stories, games and rituals, are forms of world-building or "cosmos construction" that serve as a means of making sense of our own world. Such creative and interactive...

    Published November 13th 2011 by Routledge

  5. When Religion Meets New Media

    By Heidi Campbell

    Series: Media, Religion and Culture

    This lively book focuses on how different Jewish, Muslim, and Christian communities engage with new media. Rather than simply reject or accept new media, religious communities negotiate complex relationships with these technologies in light of their history and beliefs. Heidi Campbell suggests a...

    Published March 11th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Brands of Faith

    Marketing Religion in a Commercial Age

    By Mara Einstein

    Series: Media, Religion and Culture

    In a society overrun by commercial clutter, religion has become yet another product sold in the consumer marketplace, and faiths of all kinds must compete with a myriad of more entertaining and more convenient leisure activities. Brands of Faith argues that in order to compete effectively...

    Published September 17th 2007 by Routledge

  7. The Lure of Images

    A history of religion and visual media in America

    By David Morgan

    Series: Media, Religion and Culture

    This is the history of the relationship between mass produced visual media and religion in the United States. It is a journey from the 1780s to the present - from early evangelical tracts to teenage witches and televangelists, and from illustrated books to contemporary cinema. David Morgan...

    Published July 30th 2007 by Routledge

  8. Religion in the Media Age

    By Stewart M. Hoover

    Series: Media, Religion and Culture

    Looking 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...

    Published April 25th 2006 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Digital Zen: Buddhism, Virtual Worlds and Online Meditation
    By Gregory Price Grieve
    To Be Published January 30th 2015

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