1st Edition

Material Religion and Popular Culture

By E. Frances King Copyright 2010
    226 Pages
    by Routledge

    204 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


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