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Vol 24, No 3 (2011)

Religion and Celebrity

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Special Issue: This issue was edited by Carole M. Cusack

Table of Contents


Editorial Introduction PDF
Carole Cusack 227-230


Fans and Followers: Marketing Charisma, Making Religious Celebrity in Ghana PDF
Marleen de Witte 231-253
Inhabitants of the Screen: Celebrity and the Production of Religious Authority in Bahian Candomblé PDF
Mattijs van de Port 254-274
New Religious Leadership among Muslims in Europe PDF
Thijl Sunier 275-296
The Western Reception of Buddhism: Celebrity and Popular Cultural Media as Agents of Familiarisation PDF
Carole Cusack 297-316
Celebrity Push, Celebrity Pull: Understanding the Role of the Notable Person in Pilgrimage PDF
Alex Norman 317-341
Pilgrimage to Fallen Gods from Olympia: the Cult of Sport Celebrities PDF
Justine Digance , Kristine Toohey 374-375

Book Reviews

Book Review: Carole M. Cusack, Invented Religions: Imagination, Fiction and Faith. Ashgate, Aldershot, 2009, pp. 186, ISBN 978-0-7546-6780-3 (Hbk). Review doi: 10.1558/arsr. v24i3.361. PDF
Adam Possamai 361-362
Book Review: Jay Johnston, Angels of Desire: Esoteric Bodies, Aesthetics and Ethics. Equinox, London and Oakville, 2008, pp. 288, ISBN 9781845533083 (Pbk). Review doi: 10.1558/ arsr.v24i3.363. PDF
Margaret Mayhew 363-364
Book Review: Meena Sharify-Funk, Encountering the Transnational: Women, Islam and the Politics of Interpretation. Gender in a Global/Local World series, Ashgate, Aldershot, UK, 2008, pp. xii + 203, ISBN 978-0-7546-7123-7. Review doi: 10.1558/arsr.v24i3.36 PDF
Roxanne Marcotte 365-366
Book Review: Bryan W. Ball, The Seventh-Day Men: Sabbatarians and Sabbatarianism in England and Wales, c. 1600–1800. 2nd edn, James Clarke & Co., Cambridge, 2009, pp. 404, ISBN: 9780227173114 (Pbk). Review doi: 10.1558/arsr.v24i3.367. PDF
Irena Larking 367-368
Book Review: Willem B. Drees (ed.), Technology, Trust and Religion: Roles of Religions in Controversies on Ecology and the Modification of Life. Leiden University Press, Amsterdam, 2009, pp. 320, ISBN 978-9087280598 (pbk). Review doi: 10.1558/arsr.v24i3.3 PDF
Amana Raquib 369-370
Book Review: Peter Clarke (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York, 2009, pp. xvi + 1046, ISBN 978-0-19-927979- 1. Review doi: 10.1558/arsr.v24i3.371. PDF
Adam Possamai 371
Book Review: Karen M. Johnson-Weiner, New York Amish: Life in the Plain Communities of the Empire State. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, 2010, pp. x + 224, ISBN 978-0-8014- 4518-7 (hbk). Review doi: 10.1558/arsr.v24i3.372. PDF
Paul Gwynne 372-373

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