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PPR363: Media, Religion and Politics
The module will examine the cultural and political relationships and intersections between media, religion and politics in national and global contexts. Both old and new media will be considered, and consideration will be given to the transformative potential of the latter for participation and activism in religion and politics. The research methods used for analysing media content and discourse will be introduced and applied. The syllabus will include some of the following topics: media, mediation and mediatisation; Islam, violent extremism and Islamophobia; American media and the US elections; changing media portrayals of politics and religion in Britain; religious and political broadcasting; media, atheism and secularism
40% coursework and 60% exam.
Coursework: 1 essay of 3000 words. Exam: 2 hours.
Lecture (1.5 hours) and seminar (1 hour) weekly.
Campbell, H When Religion Meets New Media
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