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Digital Religion: Understanding Religious Practice in New Media Worlds (Hardback)Heidi A. Campbell (editor)
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Digital Religion offers a critical and systematic survey of the study of religion and new media. It covers religious engagement with a wide range of new media forms and highlights examples of new media engagement in all five of the major world religions. From cell phones and video games to blogs and Second Life, the book:
provides a detailed review of major topicsincludes a series of case studies to illustrate and elucidate the thematic explorationsconsiders the theoretical, ethical and theological issues raised.
Drawing together the work of experts from key disciplinary perspectives, Digital Religion is invaluable for students wanting to develop a deeper understanding of the field.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 276
Weight: 564 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
"Digital Religion is a watershed publication that documents and defines the field, one that will quickly establish itself as an essential teaching text and reference volume. It deftly balances more theoretical overviews with specific case studies rich in needed context and detail. Through its inclusion of work on Buddhist, Hindu, and other non-Western traditions, the book succeeds in the essential goal of providing genuinely global coverage of digital religion." - Charles Ess, University of Oslo, Norway
"Digital religion is evolving quickly from its creation. This network of scholars analyze in depth how people are finding their spiritual selves and community online." - Barry Wellman, University of Toronto, Canada
"...a state-of-the-art collection addressing research on religion and new media." - Highly recommended - CHOICE, J. H. Fritz, Duquesne University
"Heidi Campbell's edited overview of what she terms a new 'subfield of inquiry' is a comprehensive guide to recent scholarship in the field of religion and new media. Overall, this compendium will prove to be an invaluable resource for all those wanting a thorough, state-of-the-art review of recent qualitative research in digital religion." -Jim McDonnell in Communication Research Trends
"In editing this book, Heidi Campbell has drawn together a global range of scholars, offering a core text to define and offer historical context on the development of the field of 'digital religion'... This book has offered new questions to think about, new books for the bookshelves, and material for presentations and academic papers. It is an invaluable read for those seeking to understand this field, offering first words, rather than last words." - Bex Lewis, Durham University, UK
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