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The Resource Making the American religious fringe : exotics, subversives, and journalists, 1955-1993, Sean McCloud

Making the American religious fringe : exotics, subversives, and journalists, 1955-1993, Sean McCloud

Label
Making the American religious fringe : exotics, subversives, and journalists, 1955-1993
Title
Making the American religious fringe
Title remainder
exotics, subversives, and journalists, 1955-1993
Statement of responsibility
Sean McCloud
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
McCloud analyzes articles on a wide range of religious movements from the 1950s through the early 1990s, including Pentecostalism, the Nation of Islam, California cults, the Jesus movement, South Asian gurus, and occult spirituality. He shows that, in portraying certain beliefs as "fringe," magazines evoked long-standing debates in American religious history about emotional versus rational religion, exotic versus familiar spirituality, and normal versus abnormal levels of piety. He also traces the shifting line between mainstream and fringe, showing how such boundary shifts coincided with larger changes in society, culture, and the magazine industry. McCloud's astute analysis helps us understand both broad conceptions of religion in the United States and the role of mass media in American society
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCloud, Sean
Dewey number
070.4/492
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BV652.97.U6
LC item number
M33 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mass media in religion
  • United States
  • Godsdiensten
  • Massamedia
Label
Making the American religious fringe : exotics, subversives, and journalists, 1955-1993, Sean McCloud
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [231]-259) 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
Exoticism and the dangers of religious zeal: differentiating fringe from mainstream, 1955 -- 1965 -- Race, class, and the subversive Cold War other : depicting the Nation of Islam, 1959 -- 1965 -- The Buddha, the Hobbit, and the Christ : depicting the middle -- class fringe, 1966 -- 1972 -- Making the cult menace : brainwashing, deprogramming, mass suicide, and other heresies, 1973 -- 1979 -- Essentializing the margins : the American religious fringe into the nineties
Control code
52765833
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 269 pages
Isbn
9780807828298
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003016079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)52765833
Label
Making the American religious fringe : exotics, subversives, and journalists, 1955-1993, Sean McCloud
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [231]-259) 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
Exoticism and the dangers of religious zeal: differentiating fringe from mainstream, 1955 -- 1965 -- Race, class, and the subversive Cold War other : depicting the Nation of Islam, 1959 -- 1965 -- The Buddha, the Hobbit, and the Christ : depicting the middle -- class fringe, 1966 -- 1972 -- Making the cult menace : brainwashing, deprogramming, mass suicide, and other heresies, 1973 -- 1979 -- Essentializing the margins : the American religious fringe into the nineties
Control code
52765833
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 269 pages
Isbn
9780807828298
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003016079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)52765833

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