The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

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Editor(s): 
Christopher Partridge, Marcus Moberg
  • New York, NY: 
    Bloomsbury Academic
    , April
     2017.
     440 pages.
     $176.00.
     Hardcover.
    ISBN
    9781474237338.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by David Stowe forthcoming.

Description

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music is the first comprehensive analysis of the most important themes and concepts in this field. Drawing on contemporary research from religious studies, theology, sociology, ethnography, and cultural studies, the volume comprises thirty-one specifically commissioned essays from a team of international experts. The chapters explore the principal areas of inquiry and point to new directions for scholarship. Featuring chapters on methodology, key genres, religious traditions and popular music subcultures, this volume provides the essential reference point for anyone with an interest in religion and popular music as well as popular culture more broadly.

Religious traditions covered include Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Paganism and occultism. Coverage of genres and religion ranges from heavy metal, rap and hip hop to country music and film and television music. Edited by Christopher Partridge and Marcus Moberg, this Handbook defines the research field and provides an accessible entry point for new researchers in the field.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Christopher Partridge is professor of religious studies, department of politics, philosophy and religion, Lancaster University, UK.

Marcus Moberg is senior researcher in the department of comparative religion at Abo Akademi University in Turku, Finland. His research interests include the sociology of religion, media and culture, religion, markets and consumer culture studies, and the discursive study of religion.

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