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Popular music in evangelical youth culture [electronic resource] / Stella Sai-Chun Lau.

Author/Creator:
Lau, Stella Sai-Chun, 1977-
Publication:
New York : Routledge, 2012.
Series:
Routledge Studies in Religion
Routledge studies in religion ; 20
Routledge Studies in Religion
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (207 p.)
Subjects:
Popular music -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Underground dance music -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Youth -- Religious life.
Evangelicalism.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Christian churches and groups within Anglo-American contexts have increasingly used popular music as a way to connect with young people. This book investigates the relationships between evangelical Christianity and popular music, focusing particularly on electronic dance music in the last twenty years. Author Stella Lau illustrates how electronic dance music is legitimized in evangelical activities by Christians' discourses, and how the discourses challenge the divide between the 'secular' and the 'sacred' in the Western culture. Unlike other existing books on the relationship
Contents:
The historical development of the use of popular music in Christian contexts
The historical background and development of alternative worship
NGM in Bristol, England: popular music, "church planting"
24-7 mission on Ibiza, Spain: electronic dance music, spirituality, and community
Artisan and tribe in New York: network sociality, ambient electronic dance music, and urban contexts
Theorizing religion and popular music.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]-190) and index.
ISBN:
0-203-10343-2
1-283-86182-8
1-136-24474-3
OCLC:
820785345
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