Media, Spiritualities and Social Change

Edited by:

Stewart M. Hoover & Monica Emerich
(2011, Continuum Publishing)

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Much has changed in the worlds of the media and of spirituality in recent years. These two realms are converging in fascinating and compelling ways as individuals seek new ways to be active in making meanings and identities in contemporary life.

The exploration of specifically spiritual roots, ideas and meanings through the media has become an important project of self identity. What has been less obvious are the ways in which both lenses of spirituality and media provide an ever-expanding vista of opportunities for people to address issues of social change in contemporary life and culture. It is the objective here to bring these developments, possibilities and instances forward, to examine the ways in which populations find new voice and purpose in their spirituality using media to both further and to resist reformative efforts.