From Angels to Aliens: Teenagers, the Media, and the Supernatural

By: Lynn Schofield Clark

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No marks or writing observed in text. Binding tight and square. Gently read. . . . . . . TOC: * PART I: The Supernatural Today: Why the Fascination? -- * INTRODUCTION: From Angels to Aliens -- 1.) Angels, Aliens, and the Dark Side of Evangelicalism -- 2.) Touched by a Vampire Named Angel: The Supernatural in Contemporary Teen Popular Culture ---------------- * PART II: Ethnographic Stories: Teens and Their Approaches to Media, Religion, and Supernatural Beliefs -- 3.) The Resisters: Loving Supernatural Legends and Hating Organized Religion -- 4.) The Mystical Teens: Blurring the Boundaries between Religious and Fictional Legends -- 5.) The Experimenters: Appreciating Both Religion and the Legends of the Supernatural -- 6.) The Traditionalists: Affirming the Boundary between Religion and the Media -- 7.) The Intrigued Teens (and the Issue of Angels): Wishing to Separate Religion and Legend, but Having Difficulty Doing So ---------------- * PART III: Contexts and Conclusions -- 8.) Baby Boomers and Their Millennial Kids: Parental Intentions Regarding the Media, Religion, and Beliefs in the Supernatural -- 9.) Religion, Class, and Politics: Discussing Aliens and Angels in the Family and in Society -- 10.) Conclusion: The Dark Side of Evangelicalism and the Religion of the Possible ---------------- * APPENDIX A: Comments on Methodology -- * APPENDIX B: Sample Information -- * NOTES -- * INDEX . . . . . . . . . . '...provides a number of intriguing insights into teen spirituality and a solid understanding of the central role of religion in American culture'--The Washington Post Book World . . . . . . . . 'Working at the interstices of adolescence, spirituality, and the media, Lynn Schofield Clark finds, among other things, that popular interest in the supernatural can be attributed to the resurgence of evangelicalism in recent decades. It is a most provocative thesis, and From Angels to Aliens makes for a fascinating book.--Randall Balmer, author of Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America . . . . . . . . 'A truly unique book, From Angels to Aliens uses solid empirical evidence to spin out an engaging story about adolescence and media culture, with an ironic twist about traditional evangelicalism unintentionally promoting a broad cultural fascination with the supernatural and the occult.' --Christian Smith, Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Director of the National Study of Youth and Religion

Title: From Angels to Aliens: Teenagers, the Media, and the Supernatural

Author Name: Lynn Schofield Clark

Categories: Religious Studies,

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA: March 2003

ISBN Number: 0195156099

ISBN Number 13: 9780195156096

Size: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used - Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 61473