By Annelies Moors

"... a type of infrequent edited volumes that advances social concept because it offers great non secular and media ethnography that's strong to imagine with." ―Dale Eickelman, Dartmouth College

Increasingly, Pentecostal, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, and indigenous pursuits worldwide utilize an excellent number of glossy mass media, either print and digital. via spiritual booklets, radio proclaims, cassette tapes, tv talk-shows, cleaning soap operas, and documentary movie those hobbies handle a number of publics and provide replacement different types of belonging, frequently in festival with the postcolonial geographical region. How have new practices of non secular mediation reworked the general public sphere? How has the adoption of latest media impinged on non secular stories and notions of spiritual authority? Has neo-liberalism engendered a blurring of the limits among faith and leisure? The bright essays during this interdisciplinary quantity mix wealthy empirical element with theoretical mirrored image, supplying new views on quite a few media, genres, and religions.

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