Deadline Extended for the 2016 ISMRC Seoul Conference

The deadline has been extended for paper proposals for the upcoming Seoul conference. The deadline is now January 15, 2016. The topic is over media, religion and publics and the conference will explore how scholars can theorize and develop the concept of “publics” in societies where boundaries between the private and public spheres have blurred, and in which religion is represented, experienced and practiced through a wide range of media, from mass media to digital media and popular culture. The following are some suggested topics that may be addressed in proposals and panels:

•Religion, media and globalization
•Diasporic media and transnational religious and spiritual communities
•Religion, media and politics
•Religion, media, and the global marketplace
•Media, religion, and authority
•Religious conflict and media representation
•Mediatization and religion
•Religion and spirituality in popular culture
•Religion and entertainment media (film, TV-series, etc.)
•Religious audiences: class, gender, ethnicity, race, age and sexuality
•Media rituals and media events
•Digital religion and spirituality (social media, digital games etc.)
•Theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of religion and media

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