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Religion in Consumer Society : Brands, Consumers and Markets.

Author: François Gauthier; Tuomas Martikainen
Publisher: London : Taylor & Francis, 2016.
Series: Ashgate AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society.
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, together with a complementary volume Religion in the Neoliberal Age, explores issues of religion, neoliberalism and consumer society. Claiming that we have entered a new phase that implies more than the recasting of state-religion relations, the authors examine how religious changes are historically anchored in modernity  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gauthier, François.
Religion in Consumer Society : Brands, Consumers and Markets.
London : Taylor & Francis, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: François Gauthier; Tuomas Martikainen
ISBN: 9781317067573 1317067576
OCLC Number: 1011253131
Description: 1 online resource (269 pages).
Contents: Contents: Preface, FranAois Gauthier and Tuomas Martikainen; Introduction: consumerism as the ethos of consumer society, FranAois Gauthier, Linda Woodhead and Tuomas Martikainen; Part I Changing World Religions: Religion, individualisation and consumerism: constructions of religiosity in 'liquid' and 'reflexive' modernity, Simon Speck; From standardised offer to consumer adaptation: challenges to the Church of Sweden's identity, Per Pettersson; Packaging religious experience, selling modular religion: explaining the emergence and expansion of megachurches, Stephen Ellingson; The paradoxes of new monasticism in the consumer society, Stefania Palmisano; 'Find your inner God and breathe': Buddhism, pop culture, and contemporary metamorphoses in American Judaism, Mira Niculescu; Shopping for a Church? Choice and commitment in religious behaviour, Francesca E.S. Montemaggi. Part II Commoditised Spiritualities: Entangled modernity and commodified religion: alternative spirituality and the 'new middle class', Andrew Dawson; The enchantments of consumer capitalism: beyond belief at the Burning Man festival, FranAois Gauthier; Buddha for sale! The commoditisation of Tibetan Buddhism in Scotland, John S. McKenzie; Mutual interests? Neoliberalism and New Age during the 1980s, Lars Ahlin; Healing or dealing? Neospiritual therapies and coaching as individual meaning and social discipline in late modern Swedish society, Anne-Christine Hornborg; Valuing spirituality: commodification, consumption and community in Glastonbury, Marion Bowman; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Ashgate AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society.

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Presenting an overview of an emerging field in the study of contemporary religion, this book, together with a complementary volume Religion in the Neoliberal Age, explores issues of religion, neoliberalism and consumer society. Claiming that we have entered a new phase that implies more than the recasting of state-religion relations, the authors examine how religious changes are historically anchored in modernity but affected by the commoditization, mediatization, neoliberalization and globalization of society and social life. Religion in Consumer Society explores religion as both shaped by.

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