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The Bloomsbury reader in the study of religion and popular culture / edited by Lisle W. Dalton, Eric Michael Mazur, and Richard J. Callahan, Jr

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London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2022.
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Bloomsbury religion in North America.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Unit I. The Study of Religion and Popular Culture -- Introduction to Unit I -- 1. Charles Long, "Popular Religion" (2005) and David Chidester, "Planet Hollywood" (2005) -- Connections: Typologies -- Unit II. Foundational Texts in the Study of Religion & Popular Culture -- Introduction to Unit II -- 2. Sigmund Freud: "On Dreams" (1904) and "The Psychopathology of Everyday Life" (1911) -- Connections: Freud, Psychoanalysis, and the Fairy Tale -- Connections: Freud, Cultural Critique, Self-Help, and Religionized Therapy -- 3. Emile Durkheim: "Origins of These Beliefs" (1915) -- Connections: Durkheim, Memorial Day, and Civil Religion -- Connections: Durkheim and Totemism at the Stadium -- 4. Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno: "The Culture Industry" (1944) -- Connections: Horkheimer, Adorno, Religion, Consumer Culture, and Advertising -- Connections: Horkheimer, Adorno, and Selling Religion -- 5. Paul Tillich: "Aspects of a Religious Analysis of Culture" (1959) -- Connections: Tillich, Theology, and Culture -- Connections: Tillich and "The Gospel According to..." -- 6. Roland Barthes: "Myth Today" (1957) -- Connections: Barthes, Poaching, and Fandom -- Connections: Barthes and Religion as Critique -- 7. Victor Turner: "Betwixt and Between" (1967) -- Connections: Turner and Liminal Raving -- Connections: Turner, Religion, Sports, and Digital Gaming -- 8. Mircea Eliade: "The Myths of the Modern World" (1967) -- Connections: Eliade and the Monomyth -- Connections: Eliade, Myth, and the "Buddy" Genre -- 9. Peter Berger: "Religion and World Construction" (1967) -- Connections: Berger and McDonald's as Sacrament of Modernity -- Connections: Berger and Monsters of Chaos -- 10. Clifford Geertz: "Religion as a Cultural System" (1973) -- Connections: Geertz at the Movies -- Connections: Geertz and the American Flag as a Sacred Symbol -- 11. Edward Said: "Introduction" from Orientalism (1978) -- Connections: Said, Race, & Religion -- Connections: Said's Orientalism, Religion, and Pop Culture -- 12. Stuart Hall: "Notes on Deconstructing 'the Popular'" (1981) -- Connections: Hall, Race, Identity, and Popular Music -- Connections: Hall, Dominance, and Resistance through Popular Culture -- 13. Elaine Showalter: "Feminist Criticism in the Wilderness" (1981) -- Connections: Showalter and the Long Arc of Joan -- Connections: Showalter and the Varieties of Gender Experience -- 14. Catherine Bell: "Characteristics of Ritual-Like Activities" (1997) -- Connections: Bell, Religion, and Nationalism -- Connections: Bell and Parades -- Unit III. Durable Forms in the Study of Religion & Popular Culture -- Introduction to Unit III -- 15. Who We Are: Saints, Heroes, and Monsters -- 16. Where We Are: Sacred Space -- 17. What We Know: Myths and Sacred Texts -- 18. Where We Go: Pilgrimages -- 19. What We Do: Public Ritual, Carnivals, and Parades -- Bibliography -- Index.
"This is the first anthology to trace broader themes of religion and popular culture across time and theoretical methods. It provides key readings, encouraging a broader methodological and historical understanding. With a combined experience of over 30 years dedicated to teaching undergraduates, Lisle W. Dalton, Eric Michael Mazur, and Richard J. Callahan, Jr. have ensured that the pedagogical features and structure of the volume are valuable to both students and their professors. Features include: - A number of units based on common semester syllabi - A blend of materials focused on method with materials focused on subject - An introduction to the texts for each unit - Questions designed to encourage and enhance post-reading reflection and classroom discussion - A glossary of terms from the unit's readings, as well as suggestions for further reading and investigation. The Reader is suitable as the foundational textbook for any undergraduate course on religion and popular culture, as well as theory in the study of religion."-- Provided by publisher.
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Popular culture -- Religious aspects -- Miscellanea.
Religion: general
Sociology & anthropology
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Dalton, Lisle W., editor.
Mazur, Eric Michael, editor.
Callahan, Richard J., 1967-, editor.
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Print version: Bloomsbury reader in the study of religion and popular culture London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2022 9781472509604 (DLC) 2021033873
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