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Title Media, spiritualities and social change / edited by Stewart M. Hoover and Monica Emerich.
Imprint London ; New York : Continuum, [2011]

Series Religious studies
Continuum religious studies.
Subject Mass media -- Religious aspects.
Mass media in religion.
Religions -- Influence.
Mass media -- Influence.
Social change.
Alt Name Hoover, Stewart M.
Emerich, Monica.
Description 1 online resource (ix, 262 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part 1: Identity. Competing narratives of religious and cultural identity in Cornwall / Garry Tregidga -- Mediated science, genetics and identity in the U.S. African Diaspora / Elonda Clay -- DIY spiritual community: From individualism to participatory culture / Lee Gilmore -- Part 2: Integration. Creating deeper connections / Carol Bliss -- Communication, reconciliation and the human spirit / John Hochheimer -- Middle East youth / Rebecca Self -- Part 3: Charity. The politics of empowerment' in Oprah Winfrey's global philanthropy / Janice Peck -- Branding compassion / Mara Einstein -- Part 4: Capitalism. Branded wellness in the medicated public square / Claire Badaracco -- Spiritual tourism / Curtis Coats -- [Re]Vision: The role of graphic design[ers] ... / Samantha Lawrie -- Part 5: Community. Media, religion, and citizenship in the Mosque-Building Debates in Europe / Sharif Islam -- The blogosphere of resistance / Solomon Schimmel -- Part 6: Nature. Media representation and the cultivation of social consciousness / Lionel Wee -- Environmental crisis and religious rhetoric in Is God Green? / Jen Schneider -- Part 7: Nations. Spirituality in flight / Ann Hardy -- Media, citizens and space exploration / Linda Billings -- Conclusion / Stewart Hoover & Monica Emerich.
Summary "This book maps emergent global practices and discourses of mediated, spiritualized social change. Bringing together scholarly perspectives from around the world and across disciplines, the authors explore how 'spiritualities' express themselves through and with media -- from television to Internet, from fashion to art murals -- as socially transforming voices and practices. The very fluidity of the meaning of spirituality is part of its appeal: it can service as easily as a reference to a perceived common essence of humanness as it can work to legitimate market-based practices. While the involvement of spiritual life with social transformation is certainly not peculiar to contemporary societies, what has changed is the upsurge of media in these matters. In the specific case of religion, globalization has unleashed a cascade of unexpected and unpredictable implications, many of which are consequences of the media. The authors here show ways in which media and spiritualities are engaged around the world in efforts to restructure paradigms, institutions, beliefs and practices to affect social change."--Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781441189134 (electronic bk.)
1441189130 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 3282757
OCLC # 701061016
Additional Format Print version: Media, spiritualities and social change. London ; New York : Continuum, ©2011 9781441145550 (DLC) 2010020329 (OCoLC)496962262