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  • Film and the Afterlife

    1st Edition

    By David Rankin

    This book explores how post-death existence is represented in popular film, looking at issues such as continuity, personal identity, and the nature of existence beyond the grave. Film often returns to the theme of dying, death and the afterlife, both directly and indirectly, because there are very…

    Hardback – 2019-07-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Film

  • The Paranormal and Popular Culture

    A Postmodern Religious Landscape, 1st Edition

    Edited by Darryl Caterine, John W. Morehead

    Interest in preternatural and supernatural themes has revitalized the Gothic tale, renewed explorations of psychic powers and given rise to a host of social and religious movements based upon claims of the fantastical. And yet, in spite of this widespread enthusiasm, the academic world has been…

    Hardback – 2019-02-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Theology and the Films of Terrence Malick

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christopher B. Barnett, Clark J. Elliston

    Terrence Malick is one of the most important and controversial filmmakers of the last few decades. Yet his renown does not stem from box office receipts, but rather from his inimitable cinematic vision that mixes luminous shots of nature, dreamlike voiceovers, and plots centered on enduring…

    Paperback – 2018-09-10
    Routledge

  • The Holy Fool in European Cinema

    1st Edition

    By Alina G. Birzache

    This monograph explores the way that the profile and the critical functions of the holy fool have developed in European cinema, allowing this traditional figure to capture the imagination of new generations in an age of religious pluralism and secularization. Alina Birzache traces the cultural…

    Paperback – 2018-08-10
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Religion and Popular Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by John C. Lyden, Eric Michael Mazur

    Religion and popular culture is a fast-growing field that spans a variety of disciplines. This volume offers the first real survey of the field to date and provides a guide for the work of future scholars. It explores: key issues of definition and of methodology religious encounters with popular…

    Paperback – 2018-06-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Religion Companions

  • Religion, Media, and Social Change

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kennet Granholm, Marcus Moberg, Sofia Sjö

    In an era of heightened globalization, macro-level transformations in the general socioeconomic and cultural makeup of modern societies have been studied in great depth. Yet little attention has been paid to the growing influence of media and mass-mediated popular culture on contemporary religious…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture

  • Transnational Cinema and Ideology

    Representing Religion, Identity and Cultural Myths, 1st Edition

    By Milja Radovic

    Increasingly, as the production, distribution and audience of films cross national boundaries, film scholars have begun to think in terms of ‘transnational’ rather than national cinema. This book is positioned within the emerging field of transnational cinema, and offers a groundbreaking study of…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Film

  • Moralizing Cinema

    Film, Catholicism, and Power, 1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel Biltereyst, Daniela Treveri Gennari

    This volume is part of the recent interest in the study of religion and popular media culture (cinema in particular), but it strongly differs from most of this work in this maturing discipline. Contrary to most other edited volumes and monographs on film and religion, Moralizing Cinema will not…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge

  • European Muslims Transforming the Public Sphere

    Religious Participation in the Arts, Media and Civil Society, 1st Edition

    By Asmaa Soliman

    Anti-Muslim voices have become louder in many places in the midst of ongoing atrocities undertaken in the name of Islam. As a result, much of the creative participation of Western Muslims in the public sphere has become overshadowed. This tendency is not only visible in political discussions and…

    Hardback – 2017-11-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • The Other in South Asian Religion, Literature and Film

    Perspectives on Otherism and Otherness, 1st Edition

    Edited by Diana Dimitrova

    This book introduces the term "otherism" and looks at the discourse of otherism and the issue of otherness in South Asian religion, literature and film. It examines cultural questions related to the human condition of being the "other," of the process of "othering" and of the representation of…

    Paperback – 2017-10-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Religion and the Internet

    1st Edition

    Edited by Heidi Campbell

    Religion and the Internet will present a range of scholarly articles that offer a critical overview of the interdisciplinary study of new media, religion and digital culture. Scholars have documented individuals using computer networks for religious discussions and enagagment since the early 1980s.…

    Hardback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

  • Islam and Popular Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Anna Piela

    This collection aims to bring together writings that trace and critically analyse Islamic aspects of many modern-day popular cultural practices and products. The concepts of 'Islam' and 'popular culture' are both contested and context-dependent, and as such, they are understood here on inclusive,…

    Hardback – 2017-07-10
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Sociology

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