1st Edition

Material Religion and Popular Culture

ISBN 9781138008779
Published July 3, 2014 by Routledge
226 Pages

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Book Description

In this study, E. Frances King explores how people first learn to relate to the images and artefacts of religious belief within their domestic environments. As a sense of religious belonging is instilled on a daily basis in the home, it also becomes emotionally linked to family, community, and homeland, resulting in two different genealogies – one to do with faith and one to do with motherland – that become entangled.

Table of Contents

List of Figures.  Preface.  Acknowledgments.  1: Material Religion and Identity  2: Pictures and Presence  3: Stories, Artifacts and the Making of Religious Memory  4: The Material Charisma of Shrines and Pilgrimage  5: Religion, Emblems of Identity and Cultural Belonging  6: Material Religion in the Modern World.  Appendices.  Notes.  Bibliography.  Index

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E. Frances King is a research associate in the School of Sociology, Queen’s University Belfast.