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Bibil Identifier bibil:251127
Publication Type Article of book
Title (English, Long) The Televisualization of Ritual
Title (English, ) Spirituality, Spatiality, and Co-presence in Religious Broadcasting
Author Kopytowska, Monika
Edited book Religion, Language, and the Human Mind
Year (Reference) 2018
Language English
Pages 437-473 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This chapter demonstrates how contemporary ‘media culture’ has altered the way we experience and communicate religion and explains the role which language and other semiotic resources play in mediating religious experience and transforming the notion of sacred space, sacred time and a sense of communion based on collective emotion. The underlying assumption is that media together with religious institutions proximize the spiritual reality to believers and create a community of the faithful by reducing various dimensions of distance and providing the audience with a sense of participation and interaction. The chapter focuses on mediated rituals and demonstrates how both TV and radio, with their semiotic properties enabling liveness and immediacy, blur time-space boundaries, change the nature of individual and collective experience, and enhance the emotional and axiological potential of religious messages. It discusses the role of metaphor and metonymy as well as other cognitive operations within discourse space (involving both verbal and visual strategies) in these processes.
DOI 10.1093/oso/9780190636647.003.0017
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Mass Media
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Emotions
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Last modification 2018-10-02