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Sex, Religion, Media

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-02-05
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Each chapter in this unique volume explores intersections of sex, religion, and media in our society.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction xiii
Dane S. Claussen
Part I The Engagement and Avoidance of Sex and Religion in Media Production
Bernarr Macfadden's Physical Culture: Marketing Health by Selling Bodies, Health, and Morals
Lisa R. Grunberger
The Whore of Babylon, Suggestibility, and the Art of Sexless Sex in Cecil B. DeMille's Samson and Delilah (1949)
Anton Karl Kozlovic
Religious and Sexual Images in Rock Videos: A Second-by-Second Analysis
Carol J. Pardun
Kathy Brittain Mckee
The Muddled Middle: Protestantism's Encounter With Homosexuality since the 1960s
Mark G. Toulouse
A Broken Trust: Canadian Priests, Brothers, Pedophilia, and the Media
Iain A. G. Barrie
The Silence of the Jewish Media on Sexual Abuse in the Orthodox Jewish Community
Amy Neustein
Michael Lesher
Part II Media Content, Conservatives, Sex, and the ``Liberal Establishment''
``I didn't need to see the tattooed lady takin' it off'': Evangelicals and Representations of Sexuality in Contemporary Film
Todd Rendleman
Responses to Television from the New Christian Right: The Donald Wildmon Organizations' Fight against Sexual Content
Robert R. Mendenhall
Magazine Coverage of the Man the Networks Love to Hate
Natalie Jo Brackett-Vinyard
Morality Politics Associated With Abstinence-Only Sex Education Sought as a Remedy to Welfare Dependency
Shelly Arsneault
Part III Media Content, Liberals, Sex, and the ``Conservative Establishment''
The Organ in the Sanctuary: Silent Film and Paradigmatic Images of the Suspect Clergy
Terrence R. Lindvall
Cult Sex: The Mass Media Reporting of Sexual Issues Surrounding New Religious Movements
Herman R. Foushee Jr.
Issue Culture Analysis and the Gay/Lesbian Religious Controversy
Philip J. Bakelaar
The Word on Sex: Biblical Interpretation on the Web and Constructed Realities
James A. Vela-McConnell
Beverly J. Stratton
Between Law and Love: Christianity, Politics, and Sexual Citizenship
William J. Earnest
Part IV Media Agenda-Setting and Cultivation of Religion and Sex
The Disenchantment of Modern Sexuality: Packaged by Media into Weber's ``Iron Cage''
Felix Herndon
Valerie J. Smith
Family, Peers, Religiosity, Electronic Media, and the Risk of Adolescent Sexual Activity
Randal A. Wright
Mark D. Ogletree
Media Cultivation and Perceptions of Sexual Morality in Church of Christ Adolescents
Brian K. Simmons
``Oh God, My Kid Is Gay!'': The Effects of Religious Belief and Media Consumption on Parental Ability to Accept a Lesbian, Gay, or Bisexual Child
Justin Jagosh
Conclusion 271(12)
Dane S. Claussen
Index 283(10)
About the Editor and Contributors 293

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