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Authentic fakes : religion and American popular culture, David Chidester

Label
Authentic fakes : religion and American popular culture
Title
Authentic fakes
Title remainder
religion and American popular culture
Statement of responsibility
David Chidester
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Authentic Fakes explores the religious dimensions of American popular culture in unexpected places: baseball, the Human Genome Project, Coca-Cola, rock 'n' roll, the rhetoric of Ronald Reagan, the charisma of Jim Jones, Tupperware, and the free market, to name a few. Chidester travels through the cultural landscape and discovers the role that fakery - in the guise of frauds, charlatans, inventions, and simulations - plays in creating religious experience. His book is an analysis of the relationship between religion and popular culture and a celebration of the myriad ways in which invention can stimulate the religious imagination. Moving beyond American borders, Chidester considers the religion of McDonald's and Disney, the discourse of W.E.B. Du Bois and the American movement in Southern Africa, the messianic promise of Nelson Mandela's 1990 tour to America, and more. He also looks at the creative possibilities of the Internet in such phenomena as Discordianism, the Holy Order of the Cheeseburger, and a range of similar inventions. Arguing throughout that religious fakes can do authentic religious work, and that American popular culture is the space of that creative labour, Chidester looks toward a future "pregnant with the possibilities of new kinds of authenticity."
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chidester, David
Dewey number
201/.7/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
BL65.C8
LC item number
C455 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Popular culture
  • Impostors and imposture
  • Popular culture
  • Impostors and imposture
  • United States
Label
Authentic fakes : religion and American popular culture, David Chidester
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Planet Hollywood -- Popular religion -- Plastic religion -- Embodied religion -- Sacrificial religion -- Monetary religion -- Global religion -- Transatlantic religion -- Shamanic religion -- Virtual religion -- Planet America
Control code
ocm54988893
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 294 pages
Governing access note
Electronic resource (access conditions)
Isbn
9780520242807
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004008504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)54988893
Label
Authentic fakes : religion and American popular culture, David Chidester
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Planet Hollywood -- Popular religion -- Plastic religion -- Embodied religion -- Sacrificial religion -- Monetary religion -- Global religion -- Transatlantic religion -- Shamanic religion -- Virtual religion -- Planet America
Control code
ocm54988893
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 294 pages
Governing access note
Electronic resource (access conditions)
Isbn
9780520242807
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004008504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)54988893

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