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Understanding religion and popular culture : theories, themes, products and practices

Contributor(s): Clark, Terry Ray [Editor] | Clanton, Dan W [Editor].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London Routledge 2010Description: ix, 216 p.ISBN: 9780415781060.Subject(s): Religion and culture | Popular culture - Religious aspectsDDC classification: 306.6 Summary: This introductory text provides students with a 'toolbox' of approaches for analyzing religion and popular culture. It encourages readers to think critically about the ways in which popular cultural practices and products, especially those considered as forms of entertainment, are laden with religious ideas, themes, and values. The chapters feature lively and contemporary case study material and outline relevant theory and methods for analysis. Among the areas covered are religion and food, violence, music, television and videogames. Each entry is followed by a helpful summary, glossary, bibliography, discussion questions and suggestions for further reading/viewing. Understanding Religion and Popular Culture offers a valuable entry point into an exciting and rapidly evolving field of study. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13716761-understanding-religion-and-popular-culture?ac=1&from_search=true
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This introductory text provides students with a 'toolbox' of approaches for analyzing religion and popular culture. It encourages readers to think critically about the ways in which popular cultural practices and products, especially those considered as forms of entertainment, are laden with religious ideas, themes, and values. The chapters feature lively and contemporary case study material and outline relevant theory and methods for analysis. Among the areas covered are religion and food, violence, music, television and videogames. Each entry is followed by a helpful summary, glossary, bibliography, discussion questions and suggestions for further reading/viewing. Understanding Religion and Popular Culture offers a valuable entry point into an exciting and rapidly evolving field of study.


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