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Religion and American Cultures: Tradition, Diversity, and Popular Expression (Hardback)

Edité par ABC-CLIO, United States, 2014
ISBN 10: 1610691091 / ISBN 13: 9781610691093
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Titre : Religion and American Cultures: Tradition, ...

Éditeur : ABC-CLIO, United States

Date d'édition : 2014

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

Edition : 2nd Revised edition.

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Language: English . Brand New Book. This four-volume work provides a detailed, multicultural survey of established as well as new American religions and investigates the fascinating interactions between religion and ethnicity, gender, politics, regionalism, ethics, and popular culture. * Comprises contributions from more than 100 top scholars covering a breadth of topics such as Dia de los Muertos, Heathenry, Islam, Pentecostalism, roadside shrines, Sufism, Wicca, and Zen from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives * Provides thought-provoking insights into religion s interactions with cultural backdrops throughout America, including in education, entertainment, the Internet, the environment, politics, and at home * Contains photographs and illustrations depicting a wide range of religious figures and activities as well as significant religious sites in the United States * Supplies an entire volume of primary source documents illustrating the religious diversity in American culture, including Cecil B. DeMille s essay The Screen as Religious Teacher as well as more conventional materials on Christian Science, the New Age, and Buddhism. N° de réf. du libraire AAJ9781610691093

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Synopsis : This revised and expanded edition of Religion and American Cultures: Tradition, Diversity, and Popular Expression presents more than 140 essays that address contemporary spiritual practice and culture with a historical perspective. The entries cover virtually every religion in modern-day America as well as the role of religion in various aspects of U.S. culture. Readers will discover that Americans aren't largely Protestant, Catholic, or Jewish anymore, and that the number of popular religious identities is far greater than many would imagine. And although most Americans believe in a higher power, the fastest growing identity in the United States is the "nones"-those Americans who elect "none" when asked about their religious identity-thereby demonstrating how many individuals see their spirituality as something not easily defined or categorized. The first volume explores America's multicultural communities and their religious practices, covering the range of different religions among Anglo-Americans and Euro-Americans as well as spirituality among Latino, African American, Native American, and Asian American communities. The second volume focuses on cultural aspects of religions, addressing topics such as film, Generation X, public sacred spaces, sexuality, and new religious expressions. The new third volume expands the range of topics covered with in-depth essays on additional topics such as interfaith families, religion in prisons, belief in the paranormal, and religion after September 11, 2001. The fourth volume is devoted to complementary primary source documents.

Critique: "The list of references and further reading at the end of each essay is extremely valuable. Given the lack of materials that explore the interaction of American cultural expression as a religious manifestation, this is a welcomed reference in the field, and is best suited for undergraduate students." - Booklist

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