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Religion in Consumer Society : Brands, Consumers and Markets.

Author: François Gauthier; Tuomas Martikainen
Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2013.
Series: Ashgate AHRC/ESRC religion and society series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presenting an overview of an emerging field in the study of contemporary religion, this book explores religion as both shaped by consumer culture and as shaping consumer culture. Following an introduction which critically analyses studies on consumer culture and integrates scholarship in the sociology of religion, this book explores religion, neoliberalism and consumer society. Claiming that we have entered a new  Read more...
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Gauthier, François.
Religion in Consumer Society : Brands, Consumers and Markets.
Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: François Gauthier; Tuomas Martikainen
ISBN: 9781409449874 1409449874 9781299712171 1299712177 1409449866 9781409449867
OCLC Number: 854972004
Description: 1 online resource (268 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Notes on Contributors; Preface; Introduction: Consumerism as the Ethos of Consumer Society; Part I: Changing World Religions; 1 Religion, Individualisation and Consumerism; 2 From Standardised Offer to Consumer Adaptation: Challenges to the Church of Sweden's Identity; 3 Packaging Religious Experience, Selling Modular Religion; 4 The Paradoxes of New Monasticism in the Consumer Society; 5 'Find your Inner God and Breathe': Buddhism, Pop Culture, and Contemporary Metamorphoses; 6 Shopping for a Church? Choice and Commitment in Religious Behaviour. Part II: Commoditised Spiritualities7 Entangled Modernity and Commodified Religion: Alternative Spirituality and the 'New Middle Class'; 8 The Enchantments of Consumer Capitalism: Beyond Belief at the Burning Man Festival; 9 Buddha for Sale! The Commoditisation of Tibetan Buddhism in Scotland; 10 Mutual Interests? Neoliberalism and New Age During the 1980s; 11 Healing or Dealing? Neospiritual Therapies and Coaching; 12 Valuing Spirituality: Commodification, Consumption and Community in Glastonbury; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Ashgate AHRC/ESRC religion and society series.

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