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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 14 new and published books in the subject of Religion & Popular Culture — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Sainthood and Race

    Marked Flesh, Holy Flesh

    Edited by Molly H. Bassett, Vincent W. Lloyd

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    In popular imagination, saints exhibit the best characteristics of humanity, universally recognizable but condensed and embodied in an individual. Recent scholarship has asked an array of questions concerning the historical and social contexts of sainthood, and opened new approaches to its study....

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Apocalyptic Discourse in Contemporary Culture

    Post-Millennial Perspectives on the End of the World

    Edited by Monica Germana, Aris Mousoutzanis

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This interdisciplinary collection of essays focuses on critical and theoretical responses to the apocalypse of the late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century cultural production. Examining the ways in which apocalyptic discourses have had an impact on how we read the world’s globalised space,...

    Published July 25th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Media, Religion and Culture

    An Introduction

    By Jeffrey H. Mahan

    Religion has always been shaped by the media of its time, and today we live in a media culture that informs much of what we think and how we behave. Religious believers, communities and institutions use media as tools to communicate, but also as locations where they construct and express identity,...

    Published May 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Religion in Public and Private Life (Routledge Revivals)

    By Clarke E. Cochran

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Religious crosses the spheres of both the private life and the public institution. In a liberal democracy, public and private interests and goals prove to be inseparable. Clarke Cochran’s interdisciplinary study brings political theory and the sociology of religion together in a fresh...

    Published May 7th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Queering Religion, Religious Queers

    Edited by Yvette Taylor, Ria Snowdon

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    This collection considers how religious identity interplays with other forms and contexts of identity, specifically those related to sexual identity. It asks how these intersections are formed, negotiated and resisted across time and places, including the UK, Europe, North America, Australia, and...

    Published March 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Globalization and Orthodox Christianity

    The Transformations of a Religious Tradition

    By Victor Roudometof

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    With approximately 200 to 300 million adherents worldwide, Orthodox Christianity is among the largest branches of Christianity, yet it remains relatively understudied. This book examines the rich and complex entanglements between Orthodox Christianity and globalization, offering a substantive...

    Published October 4th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Making Sense of the Secular

    Critical Perspectives from Europe to Asia

    Edited by Ranjan Ghosh

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    This book offers a wide range of critical perspectives on how secularism unfolds and has been made sense of across Europe and Asia. The book evaluates secularism as it exists today – its formations and discontents within contemporary discourses of power, terror, religion and cosmopolitanism – and...

    Published November 6th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Media and Ritual

    Death, Community and Everyday Life

    By Johanna Sumiala

    Series: Media, Religion and Culture

    This wide-ranging and accessible book offers a stimulating introduction to the field of media anthropology and the study of religious ritual. Johanna Sumiala explores the interweaving of rituals, communication and community. She uses the tools of anthropological enquiry to examine a variety of...

    Published September 26th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Buddhism and Violence

    Militarism and Buddhism in Modern Asia

    Edited by Vladimir Tikhonov, Torkel Brekke

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    It is generally accepted in the West that Buddhism is a ‘peaceful’ religion. The Western public tends to assume that the doctrinal rejection of violence in Buddhism would make Buddhist pacifists, and often expects Buddhist societies or individual Asian Buddhists to conform to the modern Western...

    Published August 8th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Understanding Religion and Popular Culture

    Edited by Terry Ray Clark, Dan W. Clanton Jr.

    This introductory text provides students with a 'toolbox' of approaches for analyzing religion and popular culture. It encourages readers to think critically about the ways in which popular cultural practices and products, especially those considered as forms of entertainment, are laden with...

    Published April 19th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Religion, Media, and Social Change
    Edited by Kennet Granholm, Marcus Moberg, Sofia Sjö
    To Be Published September 25th 2014
  2. Sports, Religion and Disability
    Edited by Nick J. Watson, Andrew Parker
    To Be Published November 5th 2014
  3. The Hip Hop and Religion Reader
    Edited by Monica R. Miller, Anthony B. Pinn
    To Be Published November 18th 2014
  4. Tantric Visual Culture: A Cognitive Approach
    By Sthaneshwar Timalsina
    To Be Published January 19th 2015
  5. Digital Zen: Buddhism, Virtual Worlds and Online Meditation
    By Gregory Price Grieve
    To Be Published January 31st 2015

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