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The Media and Religious Authority

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As the availability and use of media platforms continue to expand, the cultural visibility of religion is on the rise, leading to questions about religious authority: Where does it come from? How is it established? What might be changing it? The contributors to The Media and Religious Authority examine the ways in which new centers of power and influence are emerging as religions seek to "brand" themselves in the media age. Putting their in-depth, incisive studies of particular instances of media production and reception in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and North America into conversation with one another, the volume explores how evolving mediations of religion in various places affect the prospects, aspirations, and durability of religious authority across the globe. An insightful combination of theoretical groundwork and individual case studies, The Media and Religious Authority invites us to rethink the relationships among the media, religion, and culture. The contributors are Karina Kosicki Bellotti, Alexandra Boutros, Pauline Hope Cheong, Peter Horsfield, Christine Hoff Kraemer, Joonseong Lee, Alf Linderman, Bah yyah Maroon, Montr Aza Missouri, and Emily Zeamer, with an afterword by Lynn Schofield Clark.

Author Biography

Stewart M. Hoover is Professor of Media Studies, Professor Adjoint of Religious Studies, and Founder and Director of the Center for Media, Religion, and Culture at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His most recent book is Religion in the Media Age.
Release date NZ
August 31st, 2017
Contributor
Edited by Stewart M. Hoover
Pages
304
Illustrations
4 Halftones, black and white
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Pennsylvania State University Press
Dimensions
152x229x21
ISBN-13
9780271073231
Product ID
26805562

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