skip to main content
Tipo de recurso Mostra resultados com: Mostra resultados com: Índice

Marketing the beast: Left Behind and the apocalypse industry

Monahan, Torin

Media, Culture & Society, November 2008, Vol.30(6), pp.813-830 [Periódico revisado por pares]

Texto completo disponível

Citações Citado por
  • Título:
    Marketing the beast: Left Behind and the apocalypse industry
  • Autor: Monahan, Torin
  • Assuntos: Sociology & Social History ; Journalism & Communications
  • É parte de: Media, Culture & Society, November 2008, Vol.30(6), pp.813-830
  • Descrição: This article analyses the content and context of Left Behind - a popular series of Christian novels, films, websites and games about the Last Days. This series is part of a much larger apocalypse industry that has developed to feed the fears of Christians, and presumably others, about the imminent coming of the Antichrist and the end of the world. The article's argument is that such rapture media respond to and reproduce the crises and instabilities of modernity. The stories enact a politics of consumerist and technological engagement alongside one of social disengagement. Instabilities of modern life and multiplicities of identity invite a reactionary, highly selective, and widely attractive mode of fundamentalism, which clings ever more tightly to clear marks and inflexible boundaries, as well as to the desirability of ensuring their existence. All the while, religious warnings about the dangers of technology and the capitalist market are themselves highly mediated by technology and are enormously profitable ventures. [Reprinted by permission of Sage Publications Ltd., copyright 2008.]
  • Idioma: Inglês

Buscando em bases de dados remotas. Favor aguardar.