Sex, Religion, Media

Sex, Religion, Media

By: Dane S. Claussen (editor)Paperback

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Each chapter in this unique volume explores intersections of sex, religion, and media in our society. An interdisciplinary cast of contributors examines a wide variety of themes, including entertainment producers' roles in disseminating sexual and religious content; news coverage of stories about sex and religion; religious conservatives' efforts to influence media coverage of sex and 'values;' and how religious consumers are influenced by and react to sexual content in media.

About Author

Dane S. Claussen is associate professor and graduate program director in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at Point Park College.


Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Part I: The Engagement and Avoidance of Sex and Religion in Media Production Chapter 3 Bernarr Macfadden's Physical Culture: Muscles, Morals, and the Millennium Chapter 4 The Whore of Babylon, Suggestibility, and the Art of Sexless Sex in Cecil B. DeMille's Samson and Delilah Chapter 5 Religious and Sexual Images in Rock Videos: A Second-by-Second Analysis Chapter 6 Sexuality and the Church: The Development of a Muddled Middle Chapter 7 A Broken Trust: Canadian Priests, Pedophilia, and the Media Chapter 8 The Silence of the Jewish Media on Sexual Abuse in the Orthodox Jewish Community Part 9 Part II: Media Content, Conservatives, Sex, and the "Liberal Establishment" Chapter 10 "I don't need to see the tattooed lady takin' it off": Evangelicals and Representations of Sexuality in Contemporary Film Chapter 11 Donald Wildmon and the American Family Association Chapter 12 Magazine Coverage of the Man the Networks Love to Hate Chapter 13 Morality Politics Associated with Abstinence-Only Sex Education Sought as a Remedy to Welfare Dependency Part 14 Part III: Media Content, Liberals, Sex, and the "Conservative Establishment" Chapter 15 The Organ in the Sanctuary: Silent Film and the Paradigmatic Image of the Suspect Clergy Chapter 16 Cult Sex: The Mass Media Reporting of Sexual Issues Surrounding New Religious Movements Chapter 17 Issue Culture Analysis and the Gay/Lesbian Religious Controversy Chapter 18 The Word on Sex: Biblical Interpretation on the Web and Constructed Realities Chapter 19 Between Law and Love: Christianity, Politics, and Sexual Citizenship Part 20 Part IV: Media Agenda-Setting and Cultivation of Religion and Sex Chapter 21 The Disenchantment of Modern Sexuality: Packaged by Media into Weber's "Iron Cage" Chapter 22 Family, Peers, Religiosity, Electronic Media, and the Risk of Adolescent Sexual Activity Chapter 23 Media Cultivation and Perceptions of Sexual Morality in Church of Christ Adolescents Chapter 24 "Oh God, My Kid Is Gay!" The Effects of Religious Belief and Media Consumption on Parental Ability to Accept a Lesbian, Gay, or Bisexual Child Chapter 25 Conclusion Chapter 26 Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780742515581
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780742515581
  • weight: 422
  • ISBN10: 0742515583

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