Media, Religion and Gender
Fig. 1. Media, Religion and Gender. Courtesy of Routledge, 2013.

Routledge published a new book titled "Media, Religion and Gender: Key Issues and New Challenges" edited by Mia Lövheim.

Publication Data

Lövheim, Mia (Ed.). Media, Religion and Gender: Key Issues and New Challenges. Routledge, 2013. ISBN: 978-0-415-50473-7.


Media, Religion and Gender presents a selection of eminent current scholarship that explores the role gender plays when religion, media use and values in contemporary society interact. The book:

- surveys the development of research on media, religion and culture through the lens of key theoretical and methodological issues and debates within gender studies.
- includes case studies drawn from a variety of countries and contexts to illustrate the range of issues, theoretical perspectives and empirical material involved in current work
- outlines new areas and reflects on challenges for the future.

Students of media, religion and gender at advanced level will find this a valuable resource, as will scholars and researchers working in this important and growing field.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Gender - a Blind Spot in Media, Religion and Culture? Mia Lövheim
2. Media and Religion through the Lens of Feminist and Gender Theory Mia Lövheim 
3. Revealing the Feminist Orientation in the Methodologies of the Media, Religion, and Culture Field Lynn Schofield Clark and Grace Chiou 
4. Material Witnesses: Women and the Mediation of Christianity Pamela E. Klassen and Kathryn Lofton 
5. Occupying Pews, Missing in News: Women, Religion and Journalism Joyce Smith 
6. Danish Female Fans Negotiating Romance and Spirituality in The Twilight Saga Line Nybro Petersen 
7. Lwa Like Me: Gender, Sexuality and Vodou Online Alexandra Boutros 
8. Infertility, Blessings, and Head Coverings: Mediated Practices of Jewish Repentance Michele Rosenthal 
9. Claiming Religious Authority: Muslim Women and New Media Anna Piela 
10. Meanings and Masculinities Curtis Coats and Stewart Hoover 
11. "Saving Grace": Television with "Something More" Diane Winston 
12. Digital Storytelling: Empowering Feminist and Womanist Faith Formation with Young Women Mary Hess 
13. Media, Religion and Gender: Key Issues and Future Challenges Mia Lövheim

About the Author

Mia Lövheim is a professor in Sociology of Religion based in the Faculty of Theology at Uppsala University, Sweden.

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