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Alison Feather abers Associate Director B Annenberg School for Communication Annenberg School for Communication
COMMUNICATIONS
253
Spring 2020 (Deactivations ONLY)
Spring 2020
Religion and Media
This course surveys how religious groups interact with media, and how media texts and institutions have played a role in defining religions. The intersections between media and religion are numerous, from the mediated growth of national identities, the rise of online religious extremism, the ingroup/outgroup dynamics within and among religious groups, and the ways in which media is used to legitimize/delegitimize theological positions. We examine how media institutions have played a role in propping up religious norms (both explicitly and implicitly) and the shaping of religious identities. This course looks at media as both enforcer and disruptor, as well as the ways in which religions have been challenged by those with media literacy and access. The evolution of religious practice and social norms can also be linked with technological innovations such as the mass distribution of Bibles in the 15th and 16th century thanks to the printing press, the rise of radio and television messiahs in the 20th century, and the individualization of religious practices through new apps.
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Foundational Approach

Course not offered every year
Cross Cultural Analysis
 
 
Part Time Lecturer
Part Time Lecturer
 
 

Methods of Assessment

 
 
 

Cross Cultural Analysis

 
This course examines the mediation of religious identities and religious practices from emic perspectives, particularly from underrepresented communities. It highlights how religious communities negotiate with media to articulate and challenge their identities.
 
This course examines the mediation of religious identities and religious practices from emic perspectives, particularly from underrepresented communities. It highlights how religious communities negotiate with media to articulate and challenge their identities.
 
This course examines the numerous intersections between media and religion, from the mediated growth of national identities, the rise of online religious extremism, the ingroup/outgroup dynamics within and among religious groups, and the ways in which media is used to legitimize/delegitimize theological positions
 
This course highlights several important methods and philosophical approaches, including cultural anthropology, media sociology, critical race theory, and theory to help students more holistically understand religious groups and the institutions that promote/propagate religious community building.

Cultural Diversity in the US

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Quantitative Data Analysis

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Formal Reasoning

 
 
 
 
 
 

Administrative Fields

 
 
 
 
 
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