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"... one of those rare edited volumes that advances social thought as it provides substantive religious and media ethnography that is good to think with." -- Dale Eickelman, Dartmouth College

Increasingly, Pentecostal, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, and indigenous movements all over the world make use of a great variety of modern mass media, both print and electronic. Through religious booklets, radio broadcasts, cassette tapes, television talk-shows, soap operas, and documentary film these movements address multiple publics and offer alternative forms of belonging, often in competition with the postcolonial nation-state. How have new practices of religious mediation transformed the public sphere? How has the adoption of new media impinged on religious experiences and notions of religious authority? Has neo-liberalism engendered a blurring of the boundaries between religion and entertainment? The vivid essays in this interdisciplinary volume combine rich empirical detail with theoretical reflection, offering new perspectives on a variety of media, genres, and religions.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. vii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-25
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  1. part one: mediated religion and its new publics
  2. pp. 27-28
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  1. 1. Cassette Ethics: Public Piety and Popular Media in Egypt
  2. pp. 29-51
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  1. 2. Future in the Mirror: Media, Evangelicals, and Politics in Rio de Janeiro
  2. pp. 52-72
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  1. 3. Communicating Authority, Consuming Tradition: Jewish Orthodox Outreach Literature and Its Reading Public
  2. pp. 73-90
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  1. 4. Holy Pirates: Media, Ethnicity, and Religious Renewalin Israel
  2. pp. 91-111
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  1. part two: public religion and the politics of difference
  2. pp. 113-114
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  1. 5. Representing Family Law Debates in Palestine: Gender and the Politics of Presence
  2. pp. 115-131
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  1. 6. Morality, Community, Publicness: Shifting Terms of Public Debate in Mali
  2. pp. 132-151
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  1. 7. Media and Violence in an Age of Transparency: Journalistic Writing on War-Torn Maluku
  2. pp. 152-165
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  1. 8. Mediated Religion in South Africa: Balancing Airtime and Rights Claims
  2. pp. 166-187
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  1. 9. Rethinking the “Voice Of God” in Indigenous Australia: Secrecy, Exposure, and the Efficacy of Media
  2. pp. 188-204
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  1. part three: religious representations and/as entertainment
  2. pp. 205-206
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  1. 10. Synchronizing Watches: The State, the Consumer, and Sacred Time in Ramadan Television
  2. pp. 207-226
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  1. 11. Becoming “Secular Muslims”: Yasar Nuri Öztürk as a Supersubjecton Turkish Television
  2. pp. 227-250
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  1. 12. Gods in the Sacred Marketplace: Hindu Nationalism and the Return of the Aura in the Public Sphere
  2. pp. 251-272
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  1. 13. The Saffron Screen? Hindu Nationalism and the Hindi Film
  2. pp. 273-289
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  1. 14. Impossible Representations: Pentecostalism, Vision, and Video Technology in Ghana
  2. pp. 290-312
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  1. Contributors
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253111722
Related ISBN
9780253346537
MARC Record
OCLC
145734194
Pages
336
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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