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dc.contributor.advisorMendelson, Andrew L. (Andrew Lawrence)
dc.creatorMiller, Alanna Rachel
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-04T16:57:20Z
dc.date.available2020-11-04T16:57:20Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.other958157410
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12613/3281
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this dissertation is to further clarify the role of mass media for evangelicals in negotiating religious identity. This project uses lived religion, cultural studies, and narrative identity as a framework. Over the course of seven months, I conducted participant observation in an American Baptist congregation, where I observed both their religious and media practices. Additionally, I conducted qualitative interviews with selected key congregants to get a fuller picture of both their media use and their narrative religious identity. I found that narratives about media and media use led participants to certain strategies of distancing and/or integrating media with their religious identity. Various narrative tools, such as maps, symbolic inventories, tropes, and spiritual anchors, were used by participants to juxtapose media with their religious practice. By using these tools, participants sought to gain more moral and religious certainty by using media as both a proxy for self and as a proxy for Others. As moral and religious uncertainty is a characteristic of modernity, I conclude that there may be ramifications for larger media use and moral thought.
dc.format.extent277 pages
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTemple University. Libraries
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dc.subjectMass Communication
dc.subjectReligion
dc.subjectNarrative Identity
dc.subjectReligion
dc.titleNegotiating Religious Identity and Mass Media: Examining the Relationship Among Lived Religion, Mass Media, and Narrative Identity
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dc.type.genreThesis/Dissertation
dc.contributor.committeememberPompper, Donnalyn
dc.contributor.committeememberAlpert, Rebecca T. (Rebecca Trachtenberg)
dc.contributor.committeememberKidd, Dustin
dc.description.departmentMedia & Communication
dc.relation.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.34944/dspace/3263
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dc.description.degreePh.D.
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