Aesthetic Formations: Media, Religion, and the Senses

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Springer, Jul 20, 2009 - Social Science - 278 pages
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This book examines the incorporation of newly accessible mass media into practices of religious mediation in a variety of settings including the Pentecostal Church and Islamic movements, as well as the use of religious forms and image in the sphere of radio and cinema.
 

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Contents

From Imagined Communities to Aesthetic Formations Religious Mediations Sensational Forms and Styles of Binding
1
Part 1 Boundary Politics
29
Part 2 Religion in the Public Realm
91
Part 3 Mediating Immediacy
159
Bibliography
247
List of Contributors
266
Index
271
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BIRGIT MEYER is Professor of Cultural Anthropology at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She is the author of Translating the Devil. Religion and Modernity Among the Ewe in Ghana, and co-editor of Globalization and Identity (with Peter Geschiere), Magic and Modernity (with Peter Pels) and Religion, Media and the Public Sphere (with Annelies Moors). She is also co-editor of the journal Material Religion.

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