Understanding Media and Religion <ul><li>Presentation to the Religious Communication Congress 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Chica...
Workshop Schedule <ul><ul><ul><li>Overview of Media and Religion Research </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Islam and th...
Themes of the day: Religion persists Media frame and define religion Media and religion converge Religion in popular cultu...
Mediation vs  Mediatization <ul><li>All religions are  mediated </li></ul><ul><li>Mediatization   means something new and ...
Religious Change <ul><li>The decline of institutions and—more importantly—of institutional  authority </li></ul><ul><li>Th...
Media Change <ul><li>Media are autonomous </li></ul><ul><li>Media are diversified </li></ul><ul><li>Media are concentrated...
The Digital Revolution <ul><li>Empowers the “quest,” further undermines traditions and institutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Stars and Spiritualities
Religion vs “The Religious” <ul><li>“ The Religious” as  aesthetic  practice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>about consumption, tast...
Religious Authority Contested <ul><li>Lose control over their own symbols </li></ul>
Religious Authority Contested <ul><li>Lose control over their own symbols </li></ul><ul><li>Authority becomes relativized ...
Religious Authority Contested <ul><li>Lose control over their own symbols </li></ul><ul><li>Authority relativized within a...
Religious Authority Contested <ul><li>Lose control over their own symbols </li></ul><ul><li>Authority relativized within a...
Implicit, informal, banal religion flourishes <ul><li>Ex: “New Age Rituals” </li></ul>
Globalization <ul><li>Religious transnationalism </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging globalized popular cultures </li></ul>
New Forms and Terms of Public Discourse
“ The 9/12 Project” 9 “principles” and 12 “values 1. America Is Good 2. I believe in God and He is the   Center of my Life...
6. I have a right to life, liberty and   pursuit of happiness  but there is   no guarantee of equal results 7. I work hard...
“ The 9/12 Project” 9 “principles” and 12 “values 1.  honesty 2.  reverence 3.  hope 4.  thrift 5.  humility 6.  charity
“ The 9/12 Project” 9 “principles” and 12 “values 7.  sincerity 8.  moderation 9.  hard work 10. courage 11. personal resp...
<ul><li>Representations </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube - My Big Fat Greek Wedding - Now You Are Family (2)   </li></ul><ul><li>...
Evangelical Popular Culture Muslim Media Cultures Categories Functions Relativism and Authenticity Multiple “modernities”
Evangelical Popular Culture
Muslim Media Cultures
Categories <ul><li>Genres </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Televised Church </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Television ministries </li></u...
Functions
Relativism and Authenticity
Multiple “Modernities”
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    1. 2. Understanding Media and Religion <ul><li>Presentation to the Religious Communication Congress 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago, April 7, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Stewart M. Hoover </li></ul><ul><li>Nabil Echchaibi </li></ul><ul><li>Center for Media, Religion, and Culture </li></ul><ul><li>University of Colorado at Boulder, USA </li></ul>
    2. 3. Workshop Schedule <ul><ul><ul><li>Overview of Media and Religion Research </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Islam and the Media </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Comparing Christian and Muslim Media </li></ul></ul></ul>
    3. 4. Themes of the day: Religion persists Media frame and define religion Media and religion converge Religion in popular culture Religious authority and the “common culture” Globalization Media and global conflict Religion “mediatized ”
    4. 5. Mediation vs Mediatization <ul><li>All religions are mediated </li></ul><ul><li>Mediatization means something new and different is produced through interaction with modern media </li></ul>
    5. 6. Religious Change <ul><li>The decline of institutions and—more importantly—of institutional authority </li></ul><ul><li>The rise of the individual quest in matters of faith— and “spirituality” </li></ul>
    6. 7. Media Change <ul><li>Media are autonomous </li></ul><ul><li>Media are diversified </li></ul><ul><li>Media are concentrated </li></ul><ul><li>Media increasingly function to satisfy religious “demand” </li></ul>
    7. 8. The Digital Revolution <ul><li>Empowers the “quest,” further undermines traditions and institutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fluid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Protean </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User-generated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Pull” rather than “push” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New communities and networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Still evolving </li></ul></ul>
    8. 9. Stars and Spiritualities
    9. 10. Religion vs “The Religious” <ul><li>“ The Religious” as aesthetic practice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>about consumption, tastes, sensibilities </li></ul></ul>
    10. 11. Religious Authority Contested <ul><li>Lose control over their own symbols </li></ul>
    11. 12. Religious Authority Contested <ul><li>Lose control over their own symbols </li></ul><ul><li>Authority becomes relativized within a “market-place of symbols” </li></ul>
    12. 13. Religious Authority Contested <ul><li>Lose control over their own symbols </li></ul><ul><li>Authority relativized within a “market-place of symbols” </li></ul><ul><li>Authority relativized by a multiplicity of authorities </li></ul>
    13. 14. Religious Authority Contested <ul><li>Lose control over their own symbols </li></ul><ul><li>Authority relativized within a “market-place of symbols” </li></ul><ul><li>Authority relativized by a multiplicity of authorities—and by themselves </li></ul>
    14. 15. Implicit, informal, banal religion flourishes <ul><li>Ex: “New Age Rituals” </li></ul>
    15. 16. Globalization <ul><li>Religious transnationalism </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging globalized popular cultures </li></ul>
    16. 17. New Forms and Terms of Public Discourse
    17. 18. “ The 9/12 Project” 9 “principles” and 12 “values 1. America Is Good 2. I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life 3. I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday 4. The family is sacred 5. If you break the law you pay the penalty
    18. 19. 6. I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness but there is no guarantee of equal results 7. I work hard for what I have and I will share it with whom I want to 8. It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion 9. The government works for me I do not answer to them, they answer to me.
    19. 20. “ The 9/12 Project” 9 “principles” and 12 “values 1. honesty 2. reverence 3. hope 4. thrift 5. humility 6. charity
    20. 21. “ The 9/12 Project” 9 “principles” and 12 “values 7. sincerity 8. moderation 9. hard work 10. courage 11. personal responsibility 12. gratitude
    21. 22. <ul><li>Representations </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube - My Big Fat Greek Wedding - Now You Are Family (2) </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus Camp Trailer (2) </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube - Madonna Like a Prayer (2) </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =V-iWrIBaq3Ys </li></ul><ul><li>Realism </li></ul><ul><li>7th Heaven Brave New World (Episode Clip) at TV.com (2) </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube - The Cross and The Switchblade 1 (2) </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube - Left Behind (The Movie) Part 01 of 11 (2) </li></ul>
    22. 23. Evangelical Popular Culture Muslim Media Cultures Categories Functions Relativism and Authenticity Multiple “modernities”
    23. 24. Evangelical Popular Culture
    24. 25. Muslim Media Cultures
    25. 26. Categories <ul><li>Genres </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Televised Church </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Television ministries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online ministries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online “me-casting” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Structures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Institutionally (church) based </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Charismatic leadership </li></ul>
    26. 27. Functions
    27. 28. Relativism and Authenticity
    28. 29. Multiple “Modernities”

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