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

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Harry Potter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the Left Behind series are but the latest manifestations of American teenagers' longstanding fascination with the supernatural and the paranormal. In this groundbreaking book, Lynn Schofield Clark explores the implications of this fascination for contemporary religious and spiritual practices. Relying on stories gleaned from more ...more
Paperback, 292 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 2003)
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Steve Wiggins
Very good overview of how the supernatural gets pulled into a media-fueled mix in the minds of teens. A very informative ethnography. See more at: Sects and Violence in the Ancient World.
Cassie Walrath
I found this book to be informative about the supernatural that is portrayed in the media. I just found it very hard to get through. There were a lot of parts where I felt like I was just reading a television script, which I personally found counterintuitive.
Sarah Maddaford
While the book is written on a very interesting topic, the format does detract a bit from the subject. The author repeated some of her own sentences and her chapters, especially the ones without primary source data, are a bit long. Her conclusions are fairly intriguing: teens do not connect religion and the supernatural even though their interest in the latter can be dependent on the former. I picked up this book expecting a fairly easy read detailing members of my generation and our fascination ...more
Cassie Walrath
Informative but very dry. Hard to get through and at some points I felt as if I was reading a TV Guide or a television script when television shows were discussed.
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