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Authentic Fakes Religion and American Popular Culture

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ISBN-10: 0520242807

ISBN-13: 9780520242807

Edition: 2004

Authors: David Chidester

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Authentic Fakes explores the religious dimensions of American popular culture in unexpected places: baseball, the Human Genome Project, Coca-Cola, rock 'n' roll, the rhetoric of Ronald Reagan, the charisma of Jim Jones, Tupperware, and the free market, to name a few. Chidester travels through the cultural landscape and discovers the role that fakery--in the guise of frauds, charlatans, inventions, and simulations--plays in creating religious experience. His book is at once an incisive analysis of the relationship between religion and popular culture and a celebration of the myriad ways in which invention can stimulate the religious imagination. Moving beyond American borders, Chidester…    
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 4/18/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 294
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Planet Hollywood
Popular Religion
Plastic Religion
Embodied Religion
Sacrificial Religion
Monetary Religion
Global Religion
Transatlantic Religion
Shamanic Religion
Virtual Religion
Planet America Notes Index