Perspectives on Media, Religion and Culture

Publications

(2016) “The media and religious authority from ancient to modern.”
In S. Hoover (Ed.), The media and religious authority. University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, pp. 37-66.
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(2014) “Is religion being mediatized?”
Paper presented at the 2014 Conference of the Australian Association of the Study of Religion – “Religion, Diversity and Governance.” Deakin University, Melbourne, 3rd – 5th December.
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(2012) “Re-placing religion.”
Australian Journal of Communication, 39 (1), f-0.
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(2012) “The global remediation of religion.”
Panel presentation: Global Studies Consortium Meeting, “Global flows of media, people and culture.” Melbourne, 13-17 June, 2012.
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(2011) “New religious “prosperity” movements and their social and economic implications.”
Paper presented at the Conference on Media, Communication, and Democracy: Global and National Environments, RMIT University, Melbourne.
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(2011) “Boundary riding: The question of ‘and’ in contemporary religion and popular culture.”
Keynote lecture presented to the “Contemporary Religion and Popular Culture Symposium, ” Monash University, Melbourne. 21st October 2011.
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(2010)  “New media, new religion? Perspectives and questions from the history of Christianity.”
Keynote address to the Nordic Research Network Seminar, Sigtuna, Sweden, 25th October, 2010.
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(2008) “Media.”
In D. Morgan (Ed.), Key words in the study of media and religion. New York: Routledge, pp. 111-123.
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Book also published in Farsi translation. Download “Media” chapter in Farsi.

(2008) “Contradicting realities: déja vu in Tehran.”
Journal of Media and Religion, 7 (1-2), 103-106.
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(2007) “Gibson’s The Passion: the super-heroic body of Jesus.”
In Super/Heroes: From Hercules to Superman, ed. Wendy Haslen, Angela Ndalianis and Chris Mackie, 167-80. Washington: New Academia Publishing.
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(2007) “Researching religion in a School of Media and Cultural Studies.”
Access: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural and Policy Studies, 26 (2).
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(2004) “Media, culture and religion: an introduction.”
In Peter Horsfield, Mary Hess and Adan Medrano (eds.), Belief in media: cultural perspectives on media and Christianity. Aldershot: Ashgate, pp.xv-xxiii.
Book published in Spanish as Medio y creencias: perspectivas culturales del cristianismo en el entorno mediático (2007).
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(2003) “Continuities and discontinuities in ethical reflections on digital virtual reality.”
Journal of Mass Media Ethics, 18 (3&4), 155-172.
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(1989) “The media and violence: needed – a new paradigm for public policy.”
Paper presented to Australian Communication Association Seminar, 5th December.
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(1988) “Larger than life: religious functions of television.”
Media Information Australia, 47 (February), 61-66.
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(1986) Taming the television: a parent’s guide to children and television.
Sydney: Albatross.
Pre-computers and dated in its theory base, but still available.