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Making the American religious fringe : exotics, subversives, and journalists, 1955-1993 / Sean McCloud.

McCloud, Sean. (Author).
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Subject: Mass media in religion > United States > History.
United States > Church history > 20th century.
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Genre: Electronic books.
Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 0807863661
  • ISBN: 9780807863664
  • ISBN: 0807828297
  • ISBN: 9780807828298
  • ISBN: 0807854964
  • ISBN: 9780807854969
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (x, 269 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2004.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-259) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Exoticism and the dangers of religious zeal: differentiating fringe from mainstream, 1955-1965 -- Race, class, and the subversive Cold War other: depicting the Nation of Islam, 1959-1965 -- The Buddha, the Hobbit, and the Christ: depicting the middle-class fringe, 1966-1972 -- Making the cult menace: brainwashing, deprogramming, mass suicide, and other heresies, 1973-1979 -- Essentializing the margins: the American religious fringe into the nineties.
Summary: In an examination of religion coverage in Time, Newsweek, Life, The Saturday Evening Post, Ebony, Christianity Today, National Review, and other news magazines, Sean McCloud combines religious history and social theory to analyze how and why mass-market magazines depicted religions as "mainstream" or "fringe" in the post-World War II United States.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Note: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Action Note: digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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