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