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Media, Spiritualities and Social Change

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This is a groundbreaking study into the relationship between forms of spirituality, media and its effect on social reform. This book maps emergent global practices and discourses of mediated, spiritualized social change. Bringing together scholarly perspectives from around the world and across disciplines, the authors explore how 'spiritualities' express themselves through and with media - from television to Internet, from fashion to art murals - as socially transforming voices and practices. The very fluidity of the meaning of spirituality is part of its appeal: it can service as easily as a reference to a perceived common essence of humanness as it can work to legitimate market-based practices. While the involvement of spiritual life with social transformation is certainly not peculiar to contemporary societies, what has changed is the upsurge of media in these matters. In the specific case of religion, globalization has unleashed a cascade of unexpected and unpredictable implications, many of which are consequences of the media.The authors here show ways in which media and spiritualities are engaged around the world in efforts to restructure paradigms, institutions, beliefs and practices to affect social change.

Media, Spiritualities and Social Change was published by Continuum in July 2012 and is our 65455th best seller. The ISBN for Media, Spiritualities and Social Change is 9781441114723.

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Details for Media, Spiritualities and Social Change

Book FormatPaperback
PublisherContinuum (July 2012)
Number of Pages274
Thickness15 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4034947
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