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dc.contributor.authorBaffelli, Erica
dc.date.issued2016
dc.date.submitted2018-09-03 23:55
dc.date.submitted2019-10-17 14:56:48
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T12:32:05Z
dc.identifier1000380
dc.identifierOCN: 937719358
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/29553
dc.description.abstractJapanese "new religions"shinshūkyō have used various media forms for training, communicating with members, presenting their messages, reinforcing or protecting the image of the leader and potentially attracting converts. In this book, the complex and dual relationship between the media and new religions is investigated by looking at the tensions groups face between the need for visibility and the risks of facing attacks and criticism through the media. Indeed, media and new technologies have been extensively used by religious groups not only to spread their messages and to try to reach a wider audience, but also to promote themselves as a highly modern and up-to-date form of religion appropriate for a modern technological age. In the 1980s and early 1990s, some movements, such as Agonshū, Kōfuku no Kagaku and Aum Shinrikyō, came into prominence especially via the use of media (initially pub- lications, but also ritual broadcasts, advertising campaigns and public media events). This created new modes of ritual engagement and new ways of inter- actions between leaders and members. The aim of this book is to develop and illustrate particular key issues in the wider new religions and media nexus by using specific movements as examples. In particular, the analysis of the inter- action between media and new religions will focus primarily on three case studies predominantly during the first period of development of the groups.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRoutledge Research in religion, media and culture
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJF Asian history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HR Religion & beliefs::HRA Religion: general
dc.subject.otherJapan
dc.subject.otherreligion
dc.subject.other1945
dc.subject.othermass media
dc.subject.otherAum Shinrikyo
dc.subject.otherHikari no Wa
dc.subject.otherInternet
dc.subject.otherKodansha
dc.subject.otherManga
dc.subject.otherOm
dc.titleMedia and New Religions in Japan
dc.typebook
oapen.relation.isPublishedByfa69b019-f4ee-4979-8d42-c6b6c476b5f0
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameTaylor & Francis
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttp://www.taylorandfrancis.com/
oapen.relation.isbn9780415659123; 9780203075036
oapen.imprintRoutledge
oapen.pages192
dc.seriesnumber6


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