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ISBN 10: 0230605559 / ISBN 13: 9780230605558
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Hardcover. 292 pages. Dimensions: 8.3in. x 5.5in. x 0.8in.The central theme of this volume is the incorporation of newly accessible mass media into practices of religious mediation in a variety of settings, including Pentecostal-charismatic churches and Islamic movements, and the use of religious forms and images in the sphere of radio and cinema. Based on a long-term cooperation, the contributors examine the role of religion and media in the emergence and sustenance of new aesthetic formations that appeal to the body and the senses, and generate new styles of binding and moods of belonging in our time. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780230605558

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Title: Aesthetic Formations Media, Religion, and ...

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Binding: Hardcover

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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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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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