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The Routledge companion to religion and popular culture / edited by John C. Lyden and Eric Michael Mazur.

Contributor(s): Lyden, John, 1959- [editor.] | Mazur, Eric Michael [editor.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: Routledge religion companions: Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2015Description: xvii, 583 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780415638661 (hardback); 0415638666 (hardback).Subject(s): Popular culture -- Religious aspects | Religion and culture | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology of Religion | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture | RELIGION / Christian Rituals & Practice / General | Popular culture -- Religious aspects | Religion and culture | Populaire cultuur | Cultuur | Religieuze aspecten | Mystiek | Volkskultur | Religion | Populärkultur -- religiösa aspekter | Religion och kulturGenre/Form: Handboeken (vorm)DDC classification: 201/.7 Other classification: SOC039000 | SOC022000 | REL055000
Contents:
Introduction / John C. Lyden -- Part I: Approaching the discipline of religion and popular culture. Definitions : what is the subject matter of "religion and popular culture"? / John C. Lyden ; Conversations and confessions : who's writing about this, and why? / Eric Michael Mazur -- Part II: Encounters with popular culture. Section A: Mediated encounters. Introduction to Part II, Section A ; Television / Elijah Siegler ; Journalism / Jolyon P. Mitchell ; Film / John C. Lyden ; Radio / Tona Hangen ; Music / Mark Hulsether ; Video- and Internet games / Rachel Wagner ; Internet and social networking / Heidi A. Campbell and Paul Emerson Teusner ; Advertising / Tricia Sheffield -- Section B: Material encounters. Introduction to Part II, Section B ; Popular literature / Jennie Chapman ; Comics/graphic novels / Christine Hoff Kraemer and A. David Lewis ; Food and cooking / Benjamin E. Zeller ; Fashion / Edward Dutton ; Games and dolls / Nikki Bado and Rebecca Sachs Norris ; Kitsch / Leonard Norman Primiano -- Section C: Locative encounters. Introduction to Part II, Section C ; Shopping and consumption / Sarah McFarland Taylor ; Electronic dance music events / Graham St. John ; Sport / Jeffrey Scholes ; Monuments of civil religion / Darryl Caterine -- Part III: Religious traditions. Introduction to Part III ; Buddhism / James Mark Shields ; Roman Catholicism / Rodger M. Payne ; Hinduism / Sheila J. Nayar ; Islam / William Lafi Youmans ; Judaism / Eric Michael Mazur ; Mormonism / Lynita K. Newswander, Chad B. Newswander, and Lee Trepanier ; Contemporary paganism / Jodie Ann Vann ; Protestantism / Clive Marsh.
Summary: "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 culture across media, material culture and space, ranging from videogames and social networks to cooking and kitsch, architecture and national monuments the representation of different religious traditions within the media and popular culture, mainly in the West but also including important non-western spheres such as Bollywood. Students will find the Companion an enjoyable and informative resource, whilst scholars will find it a stimulus to future work in the field"-- Provided by publisher.
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"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 culture across media, material culture and space, ranging from videogames and social networks to cooking and kitsch, architecture and national monuments the representation of different religious traditions within the media and popular culture, mainly in the West but also including important non-western spheres such as Bollywood. Students will find the Companion an enjoyable and informative resource, whilst scholars will find it a stimulus to future work in the field"-- Provided by publisher.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction / John C. Lyden -- Part I: Approaching the discipline of religion and popular culture. Definitions : what is the subject matter of "religion and popular culture"? / John C. Lyden ; Conversations and confessions : who's writing about this, and why? / Eric Michael Mazur -- Part II: Encounters with popular culture. Section A: Mediated encounters. Introduction to Part II, Section A ; Television / Elijah Siegler ; Journalism / Jolyon P. Mitchell ; Film / John C. Lyden ; Radio / Tona Hangen ; Music / Mark Hulsether ; Video- and Internet games / Rachel Wagner ; Internet and social networking / Heidi A. Campbell and Paul Emerson Teusner ; Advertising / Tricia Sheffield -- Section B: Material encounters. Introduction to Part II, Section B ; Popular literature / Jennie Chapman ; Comics/graphic novels / Christine Hoff Kraemer and A. David Lewis ; Food and cooking / Benjamin E. Zeller ; Fashion / Edward Dutton ; Games and dolls / Nikki Bado and Rebecca Sachs Norris ; Kitsch / Leonard Norman Primiano -- Section C: Locative encounters. Introduction to Part II, Section C ; Shopping and consumption / Sarah McFarland Taylor ; Electronic dance music events / Graham St. John ; Sport / Jeffrey Scholes ; Monuments of civil religion / Darryl Caterine -- Part III: Religious traditions. Introduction to Part III ; Buddhism / James Mark Shields ; Roman Catholicism / Rodger M. Payne ; Hinduism / Sheila J. Nayar ; Islam / William Lafi Youmans ; Judaism / Eric Michael Mazur ; Mormonism / Lynita K. Newswander, Chad B. Newswander, and Lee Trepanier ; Contemporary paganism / Jodie Ann Vann ; Protestantism / Clive Marsh.

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CHOICE Review

This excellent, thoroughly indexed volume provides a much-needed overview of religion and popular culture, a growing area of study that draws upon a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Edited by Lyden (Grand View Univ.) and Mazur (Virginia Wesleyan College), this collection of 28 essays from over 30 contributors, issued in the "Routledge Religion Companions" series, is organized into three parts. Part 1 situates the subject matter by briefly examining and contrasting the foundational concepts of religion, culture, and popular culture and by exploring the field of inquiry that has grown up around these central concepts. In part 2, chapter authors investigate the interplay between religion and a different aspect of mass culture, such as television, fashion, or sport. Part 3 focuses on how specific religious traditions have shaped--and been shaped by--particular elements of pop culture. Scholars will appreciate the breadth of coverage this work offers, and students will enjoy the many contemporary references (e.g., Miley Cyrus, South Park) that illustrate the editors' themes. Several essays contain helpful endnotes, and each concludes with a bibliography. Summing Up: Recommended. All academic levels; general readers. --Steve Rokusek, Florida Gulf Coast University

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John C. Lyden is the Liberal Arts Core Director and Professor of Liberal Arts at Grand View University, USA. He is editor of The Routledge Companion to Religion and Film (Routledge 2009). <br> Eric Michael Mazur is Gloria and David Furman Professor of Judaic Studies and Professor of Religious Studies at Virginia Wesleyan College, USA. He is co-editor of God in the Details: American Religion in Popular Culture with Kate McCarthy (Routledge, 2nd edition 2010).

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