Religion, Tradition and the Popular

Transcultural Views from Asia and Europe

A rapid development of religious popular cultures and lifestyles can be observed across the globe. This book provides unique case studies from Asia and Europe illustrating new religious practices, forms of articulation and mass mediatization, all of which render religious traditions significant for contemporary issues and concerns. The essays examine experiences of spirituality in combination with commercialization and expressive performative practices as well as everyday politics of identity. Based on innovative theoretical reflections, the essays take into consideration what the transcultural negotiation of religion, tradition and the popular signifies in different places and social contexts.

With contributions by Anthony Reid, Hubert Knoblauch, Ariel Heryanto, Stefanie von Schnurbein and others.

Overview Chapters

  1. Frontmatter

    Seiten 1 - 4
  2. Contents

    Seiten 5 - 6
  3. Introduction: Religion, Tradition and the Popular in Asia and Europe

    Seiten 7 - 26
  4. Part I: Histories and Concepts of Popular(ised) Religions

    The Communicative Construction of Transcendence: a New Approach to Popular Religion

    Seiten 29 - 50
  5. Religion in Early Modern Southeast Asia: Synthesising Global and Local

    Seiten 51 - 74
  6. Who Defines "the Popular"? Post-colonial Discourses on National Identity and Popular Christianity in the Philippines

    Seiten 75 - 112
  7. Part II: Popular(ised) Religions in Asia

    Concepts of (Protestant) Christian Identity in Chinese Microblogs

    Seiten 115 - 138
  8. The Cinematic Contest of Popular Post-Islam ism

    Seiten 139 - 156
  9. Popularisation of Religious Traditions in Indonesia - Historical Communication of a Chinese Indonesian Place of Worship

    Seiten 157 - 184
  10. Translating Traditions and Transcendence: Popularised Religiosity and the Paranormal Practitioners' Position in Indonesia

    Seiten 185 - 202
  11. Part III: Popular(ised) Religions in Europe

    A Sprout of Doubt. The Debate on the Medium's Agency in Mediumism, Media Studies, and Anthropology

    Seiten 205 - 224
  12. "Tomorrow, Christ on the Cross Will be Selling Socks". References to Christianity in Contemporary Advertising Campaigns

    Seiten 225 - 242
  13. Germanic Neo-Paganism - A Nordic Art-Religion?

    Seiten 243 - 260
  14. Neo-pagan Traditions in the 21st Century: Re-inventing Polytheism in a Polyvalent World-Culture

    Seiten 261 - 282
  15. List of Contributors

    Seiten 283 - 286
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12 February 2014, 286 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-2613-1

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Book title
Religion, Tradition and the Popular Transcultural Views from Asia and Europe
transcript Verlag
kart., Klebebindung, 4 SW-Abbildungen, 4 Farbabbildungen
Commodity Group
SOC022000 REL000000 SOC039000
Release date
12 February 2014
Religion, Erinnerungskultur, Kulturgeschichte
Anthropology, History, Cultural Studies, Sociology, Media Studies, Religious Studies, Asian Studies, Scandinavian Studies
Popularization, Popular Religion, Tradition, Asia, Europe, Memory Culture, Religion, Cultural History, Religious Studies, Sociology of Religion, Cultural Studies

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