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Popular Culture, Religion and Society. A Social-Scientific Approach – New Springer Book Series – Call for Proposals

Announcing the New Springer Book Series

Popular Culture, Religion and Society. A Social-Scientific Approach

What happens when popular culture not only amuses, entertains, instructs and relaxes, but also impacts on social interactions and perception in the field of religion? This series explores how religion, spirituality and popular culture co-exist intimately. Religion sometimes creates and regulates popular culture, religious actors who express themselves in popular culture are also engaged in shaping popular religion, and in doing so, both processes make some experiences possible for some, and deny access to others. The central theme of this series is thus on how religion affects and appropriates popular culture, and on how popular culture creates and/or re-enforces religion.

The interaction under scrutiny is not only between the imaginary and ‘real’ world but also between the online and off-line one, and this revitalises the study of popular religion through its involvement in popular culture and in new social media technologies such as Facebook and Twitter.

Works presented in this series move beyond text analysis and use new and ground-breaking theories in anthropology, communication, cultural studies, religious studies, social philosophy, and sociology to explore the interrelation between religion, popular culture, and contemporary society.

Call for Book Proposals:

Book proposals are invited for research monographs and edited collections that fit within the series’ scope and themes. Please email your initial book proposals to the Series Editor.

Series Editor:

Adam Possamai, University of Western Sydney (A.Possamai)

Editorial Board:

Stef Aupers, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Netherlands

Roberto Blancarte, El Collegio de Mexico, Mexico

Douglas Cowan, Renison University College, Canada

Giuseppe Giordan, University of Padua, Italy

Danielle Kirby, RMIT, Australia

Joseph Laycock, Texas State University, USA

Eloisa Martin, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

John W. Morehead, Foundation for Religious Diplomacy, USA

Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Heinz Scheifinger, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia.

Vineeta Sinha, National University of Singapore, Singapore

James V. Spickard, University of Redlands, USA

Adam Possamai

Professor in Sociology

Director of the Religion and Society Research Centre

President of ISA’s Research Committee 22 for the Sociology of Religion

University of Western Sydney

Locked Bag 1797 Penrith South DC NSW 2751 Australia Tel +61 2 9772 6623

Email: A.Possamai

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