skip to content
Making the American religious fringe : exotics, subversives, and journalists, 1955-1993 Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Making the American religious fringe : exotics, subversives, and journalists, 1955-1993

Author: Sean McCloud
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
McCloud analyzes articles on a wide range of religious movements from the 1950s through the early 1990s, including Pentecostalism, the Nation of Islam, California cults, the Jesus movement, South Asian gurus, and occult spirituality. He shows that, in portraying certain beliefs as "fringe," magazines evoked long-standing debates in American religious history about emotional versus rational religion, exotic versus  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Church history
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McCloud, Sean.
Making the American religious fringe.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)607139099
Online version:
McCloud, Sean.
Making the American religious fringe.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)609099581
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sean McCloud
ISBN: 0807828297 9780807828298 0807854964 9780807854969
OCLC Number: 52765833
Description: x, 269 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Exoticism and the dangers of religious zeal: differentiating fringe from mainstream, 1955 --
1965 --
Race, class, and the subversive Cold War other : depicting the Nation of Islam, 1959 --
1965 --
The Buddha, the Hobbit, and the Christ : depicting the middle --
class fringe, 1966 --
1972 --
Making the cult menace : brainwashing, deprogramming, mass suicide, and other heresies, 1973 --
1979 --
Essentializing the margins : the American religious fringe into the nineties.
Responsibility: Sean McCloud.
More information:

Abstract:

In an examination of religion coverage in Time, Newsweek, Life, The Saturday Evening Post, Ebony, Christianity Today, National Review, and other news magazines, Sean McCloud combines religious  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

Sean McCloud's groundbreaking work is a major contribution to the study of religion and media. Arguing that the coverage of non-mainstream religious groups helps maintain social boundaries, McCloud Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/52765833> # Making the American religious fringe : exotics, subversives, and journalists, 1955-1993
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "52765833" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793937043#Place/chapel_hill> ; # Chapel Hill
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/ncu> ;
   rdfs:comment "Unknown 'gen' value: sgp" ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793937043#Topic/mass_media_in_religion_united_states_history> ; # Mass media in religion--United States--History
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793937043#Place/usa> ; # USA.
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> ; # United States.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793937043#Topic/religion> ; # Religion
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793937043#Topic/massamedia> ; # Massamedia
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1011408> ; # Mass media in religion
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793937043#Topic/godsdiensten> ; # Godsdiensten
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793937043#Place/united_states> ; # United States
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793937043#Topic/massenmedien> ; # Massenmedien
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/070.4492/e22/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793937043#Event/1900_1999> ; # 1900-1999
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/BV652> ;
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:copyrightYear "2004" ;
   schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793937043#Person/mccloud_sean> ; # Sean McCloud
   schema:datePublished "2004" ;
   schema:description "Exoticism and the dangers of religious zeal: differentiating fringe from mainstream, 1955 -- 1965 -- Race, class, and the subversive Cold War other : depicting the Nation of Islam, 1959 -- 1965 -- The Buddha, the Hobbit, and the Christ : depicting the middle -- class fringe, 1966 -- 1972 -- Making the cult menace : brainwashing, deprogramming, mass suicide, and other heresies, 1973 -- 1979 -- Essentializing the margins : the American religious fringe into the nineties."@en ;
   schema:description "McCloud analyzes articles on a wide range of religious movements from the 1950s through the early 1990s, including Pentecostalism, the Nation of Islam, California cults, the Jesus movement, South Asian gurus, and occult spirituality. He shows that, in portraying certain beliefs as "fringe," magazines evoked long-standing debates in American religious history about emotional versus rational religion, exotic versus familiar spirituality, and normal versus abnormal levels of piety. He also traces the shifting line between mainstream and fringe, showing how such boundary shifts coincided with larger changes in society, culture, and the magazine industry. McCloud's astute analysis helps us understand both broad conceptions of religion in the United States and the role of mass media in American society."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/793937043> ;
   schema:genre "History"@en ;
   schema:genre "Government publication"@en ;
   schema:genre "Church history"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/607139099> ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/609099581> ;
   schema:name "Making the American religious fringe : exotics, subversives, and journalists, 1955-1993"@en ;
   schema:productID "52765833" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/52765833#PublicationEvent/chapel_hill_university_of_north_carolina_press_2004> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793937043#Agent/university_of_north_carolina_press> ; # University of North Carolina Press
   schema:url <http://site.ebrary.com/id/10075651> ;
   schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip046/2003016079.html> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780807828298> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780807854969> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/52765833> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793937043#Agent/university_of_north_carolina_press> # University of North Carolina Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "University of North Carolina Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793937043#Person/mccloud_sean> # Sean McCloud
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "McCloud" ;
   schema:givenName "Sean" ;
   schema:name "Sean McCloud" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793937043#Topic/mass_media_in_religion_united_states_history> # Mass media in religion--United States--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85081900> ;
   schema:name "Mass media in religion--United States--History"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1011408> # Mass media in religion
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Mass media in religion"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> # United States.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "United States." ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780807828298>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0807828297" ;
   schema:isbn "9780807828298" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780807854969>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0807854964" ;
   schema:isbn "9780807854969" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/607139099>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   rdfs:label "Making the American religious fringe." ;
   schema:description "Online version:" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/52765833> ; # Making the American religious fringe : exotics, subversives, and journalists, 1955-1993
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/609099581>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   rdfs:label "Making the American religious fringe." ;
   schema:description "Online version:" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/52765833> ; # Making the American religious fringe : exotics, subversives, and journalists, 1955-1993
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/52765833>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
   schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/52765833> ; # Making the American religious fringe : exotics, subversives, and journalists, 1955-1993
   schema:dateModified "2017-10-23" ;
   void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.