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Religion and Politics and the Media

C. Danielle Vinson

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Politics

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780195326529
Published online January 2010 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195326529.003.0016

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Religion and Politics and the Media

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This article studies the present and existing research on religion and politics and the media. It first examines the key findings in the field and evaluates the existing research. It identifies two major tracks in the scholarship on religion and politics and the media. The first centers on how mainstream media cover the intersection of religion and politics. The second examines how religious leaders and groups have attempted to use both mainstream and alternative media for political purposes.

Keywords: mainstream media; religion; politics; religious leaders; religious groups; alternative media; political purposes

Article.  12080 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Religious Issues and Debates ; Religious Studies

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