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From Angels to Aliens Teenagers, the Media, and the Supernatural

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ISBN-10: 0195300238

ISBN-13: 9780195300239

Edition: 2005

Authors: Lynn Schofield Clark

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Harry Potter and Buffy the Vampire Slayer are but the latest manifestations of American teenagers' longstanding fascination with the supernatural. Resisting claims that the media 'brainwash' teens, Clark argues that today's popular stories actually have their roots in the US's religious heritage.
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/27/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 9.21" wide x 6.10" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Stewart M. Hoover is the author of Religion in the News: Faith and Journalism in American Public Discourse,among other books. He is professor of journalism and mass communication at the University of Colorado at Boulder.Lynn Schofield Clark is the author of From Angels to Aliens: Teens, the Media, and Beliefs in the Supernatural.She is assistant research professor at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The Supernatural Today: Why the Fascination?
Introduction: From Angels to Aliens
Angels, Aliens, and the Dark Side of Evangelicalism
Touched by a Vampire Named Angel: The Supernatural in Contemporary Teen Popular Culture
Ethnographic Stories: Teens and Their Approaches to Media, Religion, and Supernatural Beliefs
The Resisters: Loving Supernatural Legends and Hating Organized Religion
The Mystical Teens: Blurring the Boundaries between Religious and Fictional Legends
The Experimenters: Appreciating Both Religion and the Legends of the Supernatural
The Traditionalists: Affirming the Boundary between Religion and the Media
The Intrigued Teens (and the Issue of Angels): Wishing to Separate Religion and Legend, but Having Difficulty Doing So
Contexts and Conclusions
Baby Boomers and Their Millennial Kids: Parental Intentions Regarding the Media, Religion, and Beliefs in the Supernatural
Religion, Class, and Politics: Discussing Aliens and Angels in the Family and in Society
Conclusion: The Dark Side of Evangelicalism and the Religion of the Possible
Comments on Methodology
Sample Information
Notes
Index