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Nova Religio. 2019; 223108–120 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.3.108
Published: 01 February 2019
...Stuart A. Wright © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California 2019 Media Review Waco after Twenty-five Years Media Reconstructions of the Federal Siege of the Branch Davidians Stuart A. Wright Secrets of Waco. CBS 48 Hours, Season 31, Episode 35. Written by Nancy Kramer. Directed...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 224138–140 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.4.138
Published: 01 May 2019
...Scott Lowe © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California 2019 In the House of the Serpent Handler: A Story of Faith and Fleeting Fame in the Age of Social Media . By Julia C. Duin . University of Tennessee Press , 2017 . 217 pages. $24.95 paper; ebook available. In the...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 21374–102 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.21.3.74
Published: 01 February 2018
... of D.C. I argue that by attending to the vastly different ways in which these temples present and portray ISKCON online—including the markedly different media imagery by which they aim to draw the attention of the public—we can learn about an ideological divide concerning marketing within American...
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Nova Religio. 2016; 202114–116 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2016.20.2.114
Published: 01 November 2016
...Peter Horsfield © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 New Media and Religious Transformations in Africa . Edited by Rosalind I. J. Hackett and Benjamin F. Soares . Indiana University Press , 2015 . 332 pages. $85.00 cloth; $35.00 paper; ebook available...
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Nova Religio. 2014; 18299–101 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2014.18.2.99
Published: 01 November 2014
...Marleen de Witte © 2014 by The Regents of the University of California 2014 The Making of the Pentecostal Melodrama: Religion, Media, and Gender in Kinshasa . By Katrien Pype . Berghahn Books , 2012 . 331 pages. $95.00 cloth. standard, the bulk of the book (in its heft of nearly 800...
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Nova Religio. 2014; 174104–105 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2014.17.4.104
Published: 01 May 2014
...Jolyon Baraka Thomas © 2014 by The Regents of the University of California 2014 Celebrity Gods: New Religions, Media, and Authority in Occupied Japan . By Benjamin Dorman . University of Hawai‘i Press , 2012 . 304 pages. $42.00 cloth. Reviews Celebrity Gods: New Religions, Media...
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Nova Religio. 2014; 174113–115 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2014.17.4.113
Published: 01 May 2014
...Lori Beaman © 2014 by The Regents of the University of California 2014 Polygamy in Primetime: Media, Gender and Politics in Mormon Fundamentalism. By Janet Bennion . Brandeis University Press , 2012 . 376 pages. $71.96 cloth; 23.74 paper. on the amazing research out of which this...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 22475–88 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.4.75
Published: 01 May 2019
... ashes of the old economic and social order, which for centuries oppressed and elided native religious practices, and harkens back to precolonial values. Drawing from long-term ethnographic research, media reports, and scholarly works, I aim to examine these new practices to improve our understanding of...
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Nova Religio. 2014; 17338–63 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2014.17.3.38
Published: 01 February 2014
...Bernard Doherty The role of communications and information media long has been acknowledged as a key factor in religious controversy. Since the 1970s “cult wars,” new religions scholars have focused considerable attention on how the media communicate, influence and frame public perception of new...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 222137–144 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.22.2.137
Published: 01 November 2018
...Lynn S. Neal This media review adds to existing scholarship about Peoples Temple by examining Jonestown’s presence in television history—from 1980 when actor Powers Boothe won an Emmy Award for his portrayal of Jim Jones in the CBS-TV movie Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones to current programs...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 22159–86 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.22.1.59
Published: 01 August 2018
... International’s reconfiguration as an online community, subsequent to a sweeping reorganization introduced in 2010 referred to as “the Reboot,” explores the role its integration of digital media and virtual spaces played in the renegotiation of the movement’s religious identity and community. The movement’s...
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Nova Religio. 2007; 1035–12 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2007.10.3.5
Published: 01 February 2007
... rights reserved. Please direct all requests for permission to photocopy or reproduce article content through the University of California Press s Rights and Permissions website, at www.ucpress.edu/journals/rights.htm. Editors Introduction Projections and Representations of Religion in Japanese Media...
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Nova Religio. 2007; 10313–31 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2007.10.3.13
Published: 01 February 2007
...Ian Reader It is widely argued that the Japanese mass media generally only report on religions and religious organizations negatively. This paper shows, however, via an examination of mass media portrayals of pilgrimage in Japan, that there are contexts in which activities at religious centers are...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234126–127 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.126
Published: 15 April 2020
... communities. In a subsequent chapter, Miller explores Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu, American Indian, Pagan, and spiritual-but-not-religious communities. Nova Religio 126 The overwhelming majority of these communities tend to be small and short-lived. They emerge and soon dissolve without media attention...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234133–135 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.133
Published: 15 April 2020
... President Donald Trump, who based much of his campaign and actions since on an anti-Islam theme. The rhetoric of the president, coupled with the new role played by social media, has changed the tone in America not only toward immigration but toward religious freedom as well. Waldman observes that President...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234127–129 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.127
Published: 15 April 2020
... to be small and short-lived. They emerge and soon dissolve without media attention. Occasionally, however, groups like Peoples Temple and the Branch Davidians end violently or tragically, and these intentional communities attract media attention, creating a skewed perception of communal experiments...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23415–42 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.15
Published: 15 April 2020
... social media. Unlike their Muggle world compatriots,1 however, the occult demographic has boosted its repertoire of incendiary tactics with magic. The present article is an attempt at making sense of the magic war which, at the time of research in spring 2018, was still unfolding. Four questions guide...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 234115–116 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.115
Published: 15 April 2020
..., extending even to the broader media networks of the spiritual-but-not-religious. Cristina Rocha s John of God: The Globalization of Brazilian Faith Healing will be the definitive work on this subject. It is clearly written, erudite, and rooted in a singular research program. It is also timely in the most...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 2345–14 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.5
Published: 15 April 2020
... itself subversive, which is why we see it emerge frequently in the service of left- of-center causes. However, a few factors make the current emergence of political magic different from historical instances. The first is the prev- alence of the internet and social media as vectors for both diffusion and...
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Nova Religio. 2007; 10354–72 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2007.10.3.54
Published: 01 February 2007
... gradually suppressed and history was re-inscribed. ©© 2006 by The Regents of the University of California Shifting Paradigms and Mediating Media Redefining a New Religion as Rational in Contemporary Society Christal Whelan ABSTRACT: Japanese new religions sometimes undergo a radical alteration in...