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- DescriptionBringing together empirical cultural and media studies of religion and critical social theory, Techlogies of Religion: Spheres of the sacred in a post-secular modernity investigates powerful entanglement of religion and new media techlogies taking place today, taking stock of the repercussions of digital techlogy and culture on various aspects of religious life and contemporary culture more broadly. Making the argument that religion and new media techlogies come together to create spheres -environments produced by an architecture of digital techlogies of all sorts, from projection screens to social networking sites, the book suggests that prior social scientific conceptions of religious worship, participation, community and membership are being recast. Using the case of the strain of American Christianity called multi-site, an emergent and growing church-model that has begun to win favor largely among Protestants in the last decade, the book details and examines the way in which this new mode of religiosity bridges the realms of the techlogical and the physical. Lastly, the book situates and contextualizes these developments within the larger theoretical concerns regarding the place of religion in contemporary capitalism. Techlogies of Religion: Spheres of the sacred in a post-secular modernity offers an important contribution to the study of religion, media, techlogy and culture in a post-secular world.
- Author BiographySam Han is a Seoul-born, New York City-raised interdisciplinary social scientist, working in the areas of social and cultural theory, religion, new media and globalization. He is currently Assistant Professor of Sociology at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore and Adjunct Research Fellow at the Hawke Research Institute of the University of South Australia. He is author (with Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir) of Digital Culture and Religion in Asia (Routledge, 2015), Web 2.0 (Routledge, 2011), Navigating Technomedia: Caught in the Web (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007) and editor (with Daniel Chaffee) of The Race of Time: A Charles Lemert Reader (Paradigm Publishers, 2009).
- Author(s)Sam Han
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication02/03/2016
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Series TitleRoutledge Research in Information Technology and Society
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note15 black & white illustrations
- Weight340 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine13 mm
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