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"Chidester's analysis of popular religion and culture is the most extensive and penetrating that exists."--Wade Clark Roof, author of "Spiritual Marketplace "
"This book is impressively wide-ranging in the scope of its discussion, adding a global dimension for a vantage point that makes it quite unique."--Bruce Forbes, coeditor of "Religion and Popular Culture in America "
Moving beyond American borders, Chidester considers the religion of McDonald’s and Disney, the discourse of W.E.B. Du Bois and the American movement in Southern Africa, the messianic promise of Nelson Mandela’s 1990 tour to America, and more. He also looks at the creative possibilities of the Internet in such phenomena as Discordianism, the Holy Order of the Cheeseburger, and a range of similar inventions. Arguing throughout that religious fakes can do authentic religious work, and that American popular culture is the space of that creative labor, Chidester looks toward a future “pregnant with the possibilities of new kinds of authenticity.”
University of California Press
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