Cover image for From angels to aliens : teenagers, the media, and the supernatural
Title:
From angels to aliens : teenagers, the media, and the supernatural
Author:
Clark, Lynn Schofield.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Physical Description:
xii, 292 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Angels, aliens, and the dark side of evangelicalism -- Touched by a vampire named Angel : the supernatural in contemporary teen popular culture -- The resisters : loving supernatural legends and hating organized religion -- The mystical teens : blurring the boundaries between religious and fictional legends -- The experimenters : appreciating both religion and the legends of the supernatural -- The traditionalists : affirming the boundary between religion and the media -- The intrigued teens (and the issue of angels) : wishing to separate religion and legend, but having difficulty doing so -- Baby boomers and their millennial kids : parental intentions regarding the media, religion, and beliefs in the supernatural -- Religion, class, and politics : discussing aliens and angels in the family and in society -- Conclusion: The dark side of evangelicalism and the religion of the possible -- Appendix A: Comments on methodology -- Appendix B: Sample information.
Reading Level:
1500 Lexile.
ISBN:
9780195156096
Format :
Book