Quoting God How Media Shape Ideas about Religion and Culture

ISBN-10: 1932792066
ISBN-13: 9781932792065
Edition: 2005
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Description: Quoting God charts the many ways in which media reports religion news, how media uses the quoted word to describe lived faith, and how media itself influences--and is influenced by--religion in the public square. The volume intentionally brings  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Baylor University Press
Publication date: 1/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 317
Size: 5.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Quoting God charts the many ways in which media reports religion news, how media uses the quoted word to describe lived faith, and how media itself influences--and is influenced by--religion in the public square. The volume intentionally brings together the work of academics, who study religion as a crucial factor in the construction of identity, and the work of professional journalists, who regularly report on religion in an age of instant and competitive news. This book clearly demonstrates that the relationship between media culture and spiritual culture is foundational and multi-directional; that the relationship between news values and religion in political life is influential; and that the relationship among modernity, belief, and journalism is pivotal.

Claire Hoertz Badaracco (Ph. D. Rutgers) is Full Professor in the College of Communication, Marquette University. She is the editor of Quoting God: How Media Shape Ideas about Religion and Culture (Baylor University Press, 2005), Trading Words: Poetry, Typography, and Illustrated Books in the Modern Literary Economy (1995) and American Culture and the Marketplace (1992).

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction Quotation and the Life of Public Texts
Journalism and the Religious Imagination
Radio in Tibet: a Portable Window on the Sacred
God Talk in the Public Square
Law and the Middle East Media: Between Censorship and Independence
The First Amendment and the Falun Gong
First Amendment and the Common Good
A Framework for Understanding Fundamentalism
Modernity and Fundamentalism in Mongolia
Biblical Prophecy and Foreign Policy
Post-9/11 Media and Muslim Identity in American Media
Last Words: Death and Public Self-Expression
Comedy and Death in Media Space
Collective Memory, National Identity: Victims and Victimizers in Japan
Religious Contradiction and the Japanese Soul
Appalachian Regional Identity in National Media
The Reporter as Participant-Observer
The Virgin of Guadalupe as Cultural Icon
Desert Religions
Reporting Complexity: Science and Religion
Fairness and Pressure Advocacy in Controversial Science
Vatican Opinion on Modern Communication
Mocha and Meditation Mats
Conclusion: A Relationship of Overlapping Conversations
Notes
Bibliography
About the Contributors
Index

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