Critical reflections on religion and media in contemporary Bali / by Richard Fox.

Scholars of religion have always worked closely with media of one kind or another, from sacred books and archaic languages to cassette-sermons and the Internet. Yet comparatively little attention has been paid to the ways we actually use these and other media in the pursuit of historical inquiry. Dr...

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Superior document:Numen book series : studies in the history of religions, v. 130
Year of Publication:2011
Series:Studies in the history of religions ; 130.
Physical Description:1 online resource (371 p.)
Notes:Description based upon print version of record.
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Table of Contents:
  • Religion, media, history
  • The past in the present?: a tale of bouquets and bombsites
  • Reframing the problem: mediating the recent history of 'the Balinese'
  • The subject of tolerance: televising 'the teachings of our religion'
  • Assume the position: performative style and the voice of authority
  • Substantial transmissions: religion and the idea of 'the old Javanese text'
  • Plus Ça change: from textual fetish to performative accomplishment
  • A dramatic performance: mpu kuturan and the three sanctuaries
  • The complexity of the realm: chasing a traditional tale.