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The Resource Christian popular culture from The Chronicles of Narnia to Duck Dynasty, Eleanor Hersey Nickel

Christian popular culture from The Chronicles of Narnia to Duck Dynasty, Eleanor Hersey Nickel

Label
Christian popular culture from The Chronicles of Narnia to Duck Dynasty
Title
Christian popular culture from The Chronicles of Narnia to Duck Dynasty
Statement of responsibility
Eleanor Hersey Nickel
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Christian popular culture has tremendous influence on many American churchgoers. When we have a choice between studying the Bible and reading novels, downloading movies, or watching television, we become less familiar with Numbers than with Narnia. This book examines popular Christian narratives with rigorous scholarly methods and assumes that they are just as complex, fascinating, and worthy of investigation as the latest secular Netflix series or dystopian novel. While most scholars focus on the religious aspects of Christian texts, this study takes a new approach by analyzing their social responsibility in portraying the complex dynamics of race, class, and gender in a profoundly unequal America. Close readings of six case studies--The Chronicles of Narnia, Francine Rivers's Redeeming Love, Jan Karon's Mitford novels, Left Behind, the films of the Sherwood Baptist Church, and Duck Dynasty--uncover both harmful stereotypes and Christians serving as leaders in social justice
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nickel, Eleanor Hersey
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BR115.C8
LC item number
.N490 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Popular culture
  • Mass media
  • Christian fiction, American
  • Popular culture
  • Popular culture
  • Lewis, C. S.
  • Karon, Jan
  • LaHaye, Tim
  • Rivers, Francine
  • Sherwood Pictures
Label
Christian popular culture from The Chronicles of Narnia to Duck Dynasty, Eleanor Hersey Nickel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Cascade Books, an imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers" -- title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Whiner or warrior? Susan Pevensie's role in the novel and film versions of The Chronicles of Narnia
  • The prostitute in the fairy tale : objectifying women in Redeeming Love
  • "But this is the South" : race, class and southern identity in Jan Karon's Mitford novels
  • "He hoped she was gone" : A world without Christian women in Left Behind
  • From sidekicks to protagonists : Black and Latino characters in the films of the Sherwood Baptist Church
  • Lil' Will and Boomerang Becca : racial others on Duck Dynasty
Control code
on1255217760
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 227 pages
Isbn
9781725281202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1255217760
Label
Christian popular culture from The Chronicles of Narnia to Duck Dynasty, Eleanor Hersey Nickel
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Cascade Books, an imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers" -- title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Whiner or warrior? Susan Pevensie's role in the novel and film versions of The Chronicles of Narnia
  • The prostitute in the fairy tale : objectifying women in Redeeming Love
  • "But this is the South" : race, class and southern identity in Jan Karon's Mitford novels
  • "He hoped she was gone" : A world without Christian women in Left Behind
  • From sidekicks to protagonists : Black and Latino characters in the films of the Sherwood Baptist Church
  • Lil' Will and Boomerang Becca : racial others on Duck Dynasty
Control code
on1255217760
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 227 pages
Isbn
9781725281202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1255217760

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