Category Archives: Diversity Publications

Televised redemption: Black religious media and racial empowerment

By Debra Mason Televised Redemption: Black Religious Media and Racial Empowerment discusses religious media’s role in empowering black people in the face of “institutional structures of white supremacy” (Rouse, Jackson, and Frederick, 2016). Through the use of anthropological theory and ethnographic research, the authors explore how this medium has served a role in changing the […]

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Hate Spin: The Manufacture of Religious Offense and Its Threat to Democracy

Religious and cultural intolerance are not always spontaneous developments; rather there are times when strategic campaigns emerge from opportunists who seek the opportunity to incite fear and prejudice against those of different religions. George refers to these strategies that promote anti-democratic values as “…‘hate spin’—a double-sided technique that combines hate speech (incitement through vilification) with […]

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The Media and Religious Authority

As religion becomes an increasingly prominent topic across various media platforms, the discussion of the changes in religious authority has become increasingly prominent. In Hoover’s The Media and Religious Authority, theories and case studies are utilized to frame mediation of religion in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and North America. This work brings to light the […]

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Indian Country: Telling a Story in a Digital Age

By Victoria L. LaPoe and Benjamin Rex LaPoe II   About the book: Storytelling has always been an important part of Native culture. Stories play a part in everyday Native life—they are often oral and rich in detail and language and serve as a form of recording history. Digital media now allow for the extension […]

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Muslim Fashion: Contemporary Style Cultures

Lewis, R. (2015). Muslim Fashion: Contemporary Style Cultures . Durham and London: Duke University Press. Lewis, a Professor of Cultural Studies at the London College of Fashion through the University of the Arts London, writes a widely accessible book that addresses Muslim fashion as it relates to contemporary Western fashion trends. The book incorporates the […]

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