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Religion and Mass Media
Audiences and Adaptations

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© 1996 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
How do religious audiences react to and use the media? How do institutional religious influences and expectations affect how they experience media news and entertainment?

Drawing on theory and empirical research, contributors to Religion and Mass Media explore these questions from Jewish, Roman Catholic, Evangelical, Protestant, Fundamentalist and Mormon audience perspectives. The book looks at recent theoretical developments in the sociology of religion and communication theory; offers an overview of specific religious beliefs; examines audience behaviour; and describes specific case studies including the use of gospel rap and contemporary music in black religious communities.

 
PART ONE: THE CURRENT STATUS OF RESEARCH ON RELIGION AND MASS MEDIA
Daniel A Stout and Judith M Buddenbaum
Introduction
Toward a Synthesis of Mass Communication Research and the Sociology of Religion  
Judith M Buddenbaum and Daniel A Stout
Religion and Mass Media Use
A Review of the Mass Communication and Sociology Literature  
 
PART TWO: RELIGIOUS BELIEFS AND MEDIA ORIENTATIONS: INSTITUTIONAL PERSPECTIVES
Ted G Jelen
Catholicism, Conscience, and Censorship
Judith M Buddenbaum
Mainline Protestants and the Media
Quentin J Schultze
Evangelicals' Uneasy Alliance with the Media
Margaret Lamberts Bendroth
Fundamentalism and the Media, 1930-1990
Daniel A Stout
Protecting the Family
Mormon Teaching about Mass Media  
 
PART THREE: THE ROLE OF RELIGIOSITY IN MASS MEDIA USE: COMPARATIVE STUDIES OF AUDIENCE BEHAVIOR
Tony Rimmer
Religion, Mass Media and Tolerance for Civil Liberties
Judith M Buddenbaum
The Role of Religion in Newspaper Trust, Subscribing and Use for Political Information
Judith M Buddenbaum and Stewart Hoover
The Role of Religion in Public Attitudes toward Religion News
Thomas R Lindlof
The Passionate Audience
Community Inscriptions of `The Last Temptations of Christ'  
 
PART FOUR: CASE STUDIES
Sam G McFarland
Keeping the Faith
The Roles of Selective Exposure and Avoidance in Maintaining Religious Beliefs  
JoAnn Myer Valenti and Daniel A Stout
Diversity from Within
An Analysis of the Impact of Religious Culture on Media Use and Effective Communication to Women  
Judith M Buddenbaum
Use of Mass Media for Political Information in a Middletown Quaker Meeting
Sharon Hartin Iorio
How Mennonites Use Media in Everyday Life
Preserving Identity in a Changing World  
Cheryl Renee Gooch
Rappin for the Lord
The Uses of Gospel Rap and Contemporary Music in Black Religious Communities  
Daniel A Stout, David Scott, and Dennis G Martin
Mormons, Mass Media, and the Interpretive Audience
 
PART FIVE: THE FUTURE: RELIGION AND THE CHANGING INFORMATION ENVIRONMENT
Jorge Reina Schement and Hester C Stephenson
Religion and the Information Society

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ISBN: 9780803971745
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