Implications of the Sacred in (Post)Modern Media

The news media report global conflicts related to religion. New expressions of religiosity and spirituality appear in popular media culture. The relation-ship between media and the sacred has become an inevitable topic.This book offers new and fresh perspectives on the media, the sacred and religion. It has a Nordic voice. This means that it focuses on empirical data collected from the Nordic countries. Most of the authors are from the Nordic region, critical views from other corners of the world are brought in as well.This book creates a platform for a genuinely multidimensional and cross-disciplinary discussion on the subject of the media, the sacred and religion in the context of (post)modern media.

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Foreword

I Studying Media and the Sacred

Implications of the Sacred in Media Studies

The Self as a Sacred Object in Media

Eric W. Rothenbuhler

Contested Communication. Mediating the Sacred

Knut Lundby

News of the Unholy. Constructing Religion as a Social Problem in the News Media

Titus Hjelm

II Implication of the Sacred in History and News

The Tsunami of the Media. The Structural Coupling between Mass Media and Religion

Lars Qvortrup

God, Crown and Mammon. The Public Sphere and Transforming Alliances and Balances of Power

Raimo Salokangas

Religion in the Newsrooms. Policies and Attitudes of Danish Editors and Journalists

Tim Jensen

Dangerous Metaphors. The Media Coverage of the American Crusade

Matteo Stocchetti
Lars Lundsten

III The Sacred and (Post)Modern Media Culture

Sacred Scenarios and Digital Narratives

Larry Friedlander

As It Is in Heaven. Dionysian Ritual on the Big Screen

Anita Hammer

Sacred Film

Jolyon Mitchell

Seek and You Will Find. A Critical Discussion of the Search for “Christian” Content in Popular Culture

Andreas Häger

Harry Potter and Religious Mediatization

Jeanette Sky

A Space Set Apart? Young People Exploring the Sacred on the Internet

Mia Lövheim

The Authors

Utgivare: 
Nordicom
Publicerad: 
2006-03
Sidantal: 
274
ISBN: 
91-89471-34-2
Språk: 
Engelska
Format: 
Tryckt, PDF
Serie: 
Nordicom bokserie
280,00 kr
30,00 EUR