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  • "Christian but not religious": Being church as Christian hardcore punk.
    McDowell, Amy D. (2018)
    Sociology of Religion 79:1: 58-77.

    Based on 2008-12 participant observation & interviews. Some youth engage in religion collectively rather than individualistically, but not in segmented institutions--a case of dedifferentiation.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular culture; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Music; Individualism; Youth; Differentiation; Participant observation
  • Alternative sociologies of religion: Through non-Western eyes.
    Spickard, James V. (2017)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Sociology of religion has been bound to western culture, as organization, belief, & morals. The Confucian perspective leads to popular or everyday religion, de-individualized. Ibn Khaldun saw religion & ethnicity as forces for solidarity beyond familism. The Navajo perspective reveals the performative nature of ritual.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Individualism; Popular religion; Ritual; Market model; Familism; Ancestor; Sociology of religion; Culture; Definition of religion; Ethnic; Everyday life; Theory; Solidarity; Confucian; Navajo; Khaldun, Ibn
  • African Pentecostals in Catholic Europe. The Politics of Presence in the Twenty-First Century.
    Butticci, Annalisa (2016)
    Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press

    Participant observation of African Pentecostal worship in Ital; in practice they parallel Catholicism in their sacramental materiality--especially that of folk Catholicism. The worship also establishes a anti-structure a term the author does not use.

    Associated Search Terms: Marginality; Prejudice, racial; Popular Catholicism; Pentecostal, Italy; Participant observation; Minority; Material culture; Materiality; Relic; Art; Italy; Migrant; Anti-structure; Catholic, Italy; Certeau, Michel de; Competition; Experience; Folk religion; Gramsci, Antonio; African Italians
  • "Men of iron will": Idealized gender in Christian heavy metal.
    Rademacher, Heidi E. (2015)
    Social Compass 62:4: 632-648.

    Sees convergence of Evangelical music & secular heavy metal music in an idealized gender trope.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender traditionalism; Popular culture; Music; Content analysis; Evangelical
  • Globalized Muslim Youth in the Asia Pacific: Popular Culture in Singapore and Sydney.
    Nasir, Kamaludeen Mohamed (2015)
    Hampshrie, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

    Associated Search Terms: Australia, Sydney; Globalization; Islam, Australia; Islam, Singapore; Popular culture; Singapore; Youth
  • Desacralizing salvation in straight edge Christianity and holistic spirituality.
    Abraham, Ibrahim, and Francis Stewart (2014)
    International Journal for the Study of New Religions 5:1: 77-102.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular culture; Sacralization; Music
  • Warriors and terrorists: Antagonism as strategy in Christian hardcore and Muslim "Taqwacore" punk rock.
    McDowell, Amy D. (2014)
    Qualitative Sociology 37:3: 255-276.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, U.S.A.; Popular culture; Marginality; Christian, U.S.A.; Music
  • "Find your inner God and breathe": Buddhism, pop culture, and contemporary metamorphoses in American Judaism.
    Niculescu, Mira (2013)
    In François Gauthier and T. Martikainen (eds.) Religion in Consumer Culture. Surrey: Ashgate, pp. 91-108.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular culture; Syncretism; Jewish; Buddhist
  • Understanding the Diversity of Islamic Identity in Turkey through Popular Music: The Global/Local Nexus.
    Erol, Ayhan (2011)
    Social Compass 58:2: 187-202.

    Associated Search Terms: Turkey; Islam, Turkey; Popular culture; Global; Music
  • Religion, Pop Culture and "Virtual Faith.'
    Collins-Maro, Sylvia, and Tom Beaudoin (2010)
    In Sylvia Collins-Mayo and Pink Dandelion (eds.) Religion and Youth. Surrey, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 17-23.

    Narrative of emergence of the shift to seeker religiosity of the baby boomers, non-religiosity of Generation X, & reception of that heritage by Generation Y.

    Associated Search Terms: Generations; Popular culture
  • Sous-Cultures Jeunesse et Religion: Métal, Gothique, Hip-Hop et Techno.
    Gauthier, François (2008)
    In François Gauthier and Jean-Philippe Perault (eds.) Jeunes et religion au Québec. Québec: Presses Universitaries de Laval.

    Associated Search Terms: Youth; Popular culture; Canada
  • Defending the faith: Easter sermon reaction to pop culture discourses.
    Haskell, David Millard, Kenneth Paradis, and Stephanie Burgoyne (2008)
    Review of Religious Research 50:2: 139-156.

    Examines English-language Easter sermons in southwestern Ontario when books about Jesus were in the popular media.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada, Ontario; Homily; Popular culture
  • Finding Faith: The Spiritual Quest of the Post-Boomer Generation.
    Flory, Richard W., and Donald E. Miller (2008)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Explores post-boomer religion in the U.S. with a new typology of orientations to popular culture: innovators, appropriators, resisters, & reclaimers. Based on interviews in site visits & on internet searches.

    Associated Search Terms: Adaptation; Popular culture; Typology; Generations; United States; Appropriator; Innovator; Body; Resistor; Reclaimer
  • Religion and Popular Culture: A Hyper-Real Testament.
    Possamai, Adam (2007)
    Brussels: Peter Lang.

    Focuses on new religions that are inspired by popular culture.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular culture; New religions
  • El pentecostalismo y el “rock chabon” en la transformación de la cultura popular.
    Semán, Pablo (2006)
    In D. Míguez, P. Semán, M.J. Carozzi, A. Cepeda, and M.C. Ferraudi Curto (eds.) Entre santos, cumbias y piquetes: Las culturas populares en la Argentina reciente. Buenos Aires : Biblos, pp. 197-218.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular culture; Argentina; Pentecostal, Argentina
  • Charismatism, women, and testimonies: Religion and popular culture in Ghana.
    Sackey, Brigid (2005)
    Ghana Studies 8: 169-196.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Ghana; Pentecostal, Ghana; Popular culture; Testimonial
  • Religion and Popular Culture. A Hyper-Real Testament.
    Possamaï, Adam (2005)
    Bruxells: P.I.E.-Peter Lang.

    Observes popular culture as a symbolic resource for faith systems, especially in the New Age style.

    Associated Search Terms: Eclecticism; Popular culture; Alternative spirituality; Consumerism; Post-modern; Esoteric
  • Alternative Spiritualities and the Logic of Late Capitalism.
    Possamaï, Adam (2003)
    Culture and Religion 4:1: 31-45.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular culture; Alternative spirituality; Capitalism
  • Alternative Spiritualities, New Religious Movements and Jediism in Australia.
    Possamaï, Adam (2003)
    Australian Religion Studies Review 16:2: 69-86.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular culture; Australia; New religions; Alternative spirituality
  • Cultural Consumption of History and Popular Culture in Alternative Spirituality.
    Possamaï, Adam (2002)
    Journal of Consumer Culture 2:2: 197-218.

    Associated Search Terms: Alternative spirituality; Popular culture
  • Secrecy and Consumer Culture: An Exploration of Esotericism in Contemporary Western Society Using the Work of Simmel and Baudrillard.
    Possamaï, Adam (2002)
    Autralian Religion Studies Review 15:1: 44-56.

    Associated Search Terms: Esoteric; Popular culture; Baudrillard, Jean; Simmel, Georg
  • Populäre Religion: Markt, medien und die Popularisierung der Religion.
    Knoblauch, Hubert A. (2000)
    Zeitschrift für Religionswissenschaft 8: 143-161.

    Calls religion affected by market & media "popular religion."

    Associated Search Terms: Popular culture; Popular religion; Media; Market model
  • Catolicismo en Argentina: Presencia popular y antiliberalismo.
    Mallimaci, Fortunato (1999)
    Cristianismo y Sociedad 37/142: 81-92.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Argentina; Popular Catholicism; Popular culture; Conservative, Argentina; Argentina
  • Material Christianity: Religion and Popular Culture in America.
    McDannell, Colleen (1995)
    New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Material culture; United States; Symbol; Popular culture
  • Il mago, il santo, la morte, la festa. Forme religione nella cultura popolare.
    Rivera, Annamaria (1988)
    Bari: Dedalo.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular religion; Saints; Popular culture; Magic; Death; Feast
  • A consciência fragmentada: ensaios de cultura popular e religião.
    Ortiz, Renato (1980)
    Rio de Janeiro: Paz e Terra.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular culture
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