Religion and Cultural Studies
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Religion and Cultural Studies

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Americans have never been more religious than they are now, at the dawn of the twenty-first century. By all reports, attendance rates at traditional places of worship are high and rising; the influx of new immigrant religions has revitalized standard faiths and drawn in those who had strayed from them. Popular television shows like "The Simpsons" feature characters who go...more
Paperback, 294 pages
Published April 1st 2001 by Princeton University Press (first published 2001)
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Anne Holly
A very fine collection of cultural studies essays on religion. Some are naturally better than others, but they present a good spread of views on religion within cultural studies as a discipline, from art to televisual media to cyberspace, ethnography, advertising and literature, and so forth. This book stands out from others on the topic, because it avoids trivializing either religion or culture.

Ideal for an upper-year undergraduate course on the topic, and interesting for any reader.
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Susan L. Mizruchi is professor of English and American studies at Boston University.
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