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Title God in the details : American religion in popular culture / edited by Eric Michael Mazur and Kate McCarthy
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2011
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  306.60973 G54 2011    AVAILABLE  -  30500101395252
 Ethnology Library  BL2525 .G625 2011    AVAILABLE    30520020731759
Edition 2nd ed
Descript xviii, 331 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction: Finding religion in American popular culture / Eric Mazur and Kate McCarthy -- Deliver me from Nowhere : Bruce Springsteen and the myth of the American promised land / Kate McCarthy -- True blood : the material and the spiritual on HBO / Leonard Primiano -- A fire in the sky : 'Apocalyptic' themes on the silver screen / Jon R. Stone -- Sexuality, blasphemy and iconoclasm in the media age : the strange case of the Buddha bikini / James Mark Shields -- Blood in the barbecue : food and faith in the American South / Wade Clark Roof -- Rituals of the African American domus: church, community, sport and Lebron James / Vernon Andrews -- Dropping in for the holidays : Christmas as commercial ritual at the Precious Moments Chapel / Jennifer Rycenga -- Desert goddesses and apocalyptic art : making sacred space at the Burning Man Festival / Sarah M. Pike -- Is God still in the box? : Religion in contemporary television cop shows ten years later / Elijah Siegler -- Don't act now! : selling Christian abstinence in the religious marketplace / Sara Moslener -- When 'friend' becomes a verb : religion on the social web / Daniel Veidlinger -- Homer the Heretic and Charlie Church : parody, piety, and pluralism in The Simpsons / Lisle W. Dalton, Eric Michael Mazur, and Monica L. Siems -- The thin line between saturday night and sunday morning : meaning and community among Jimmy Buffett's parrotheads / Julie J. Ingersoll -- Our Lady of Persistent Liminality : virtual church, cyberspace and second life / Rachel Wagner -- Rap music, hip-hop culture, and 'The Future Religion of the World' / Robin Sylvan -- The happiest place on Earth : Disney's America and the commodification of religion / Eric Michael Mazur and Tara K. Koda
This text seeks to account for the blurred boundary between religion and pop culture in America. It explores some of the unexpected places religion appears such as on television, lyrics and sport
Subject Popular culture -- United States
United States -- Religion -- 1960-
Alt Author Mazur, Eric Michael
McCarthy, Kate, 1962-
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