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FT-60476-13
Religious Sound, Public Space, and American Pluralism
Isaac Weiner, Georgia State University

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Religion Out Loud: Religious Sound, Public Space, and American Pluralism (Book)
Title: Religion Out Loud: Religious Sound, Public Space, and American Pluralism
Author: Isaac Weiner
Abstract: Throughout U.S. history, complaints about religion as noise have proven useful both for restraining religious dissent and for circumscribing religion’s boundaries more generally. At the same time, religious individuals and groups rarely have kept quiet. They have insisted on their right to practice religion out loud, implicitly advancing alternative understandings of religion and its place in the modern world. In Religion Out Loud, Isaac Weiner takes such sonic disputes seriously. Weaving the story of religious “noise” through multiple historical eras and diverse religious communities, he convincingly demonstrates that religious pluralism has never been solely a matter of competing values, truth claims, or moral doctrines, but of different styles of public practice, of fundamentally different ways of using body and space—and that these differences ultimately have expressed very different conceptions of religion itself. Weiner’s innovative work encourages scholars to pay much greater attention to the publicly contested sensory cultures of American religious life.
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://nyupress.org/books/book-details.aspx?bookId=10821#.UmVtPBbZW-8
Publisher: NYU Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780814708200
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Religion Out Loud: Religious Sound, Public Space, and American Pluralism (Book)
Title: Religion Out Loud: Religious Sound, Public Space, and American Pluralism
Author: Isaac Weiner
Abstract: Throughout U.S. history, complaints about religion as noise have proven useful both for restraining religious dissent and for circumscribing religion’s boundaries more generally. At the same time, religious individuals and groups rarely have kept quiet. They have insisted on their right to practice religion out loud, implicitly advancing alternative understandings of religion and its place in the modern world. In Religion Out Loud, Isaac Weiner takes such sonic disputes seriously. Weaving the story of religious “noise” through multiple historical eras and diverse religious communities, he convincingly demonstrates that religious pluralism has never been solely a matter of competing values, truth claims, or moral doctrines, but of different styles of public practice, of fundamentally different ways of using body and space—and that these differences ultimately have expressed very different conceptions of religion itself. Weiner’s innovative work encourages scholars to pay much greater attention to the publicly contested sensory cultures of American religious life.
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://nyupress.org/books/book-details.aspx?bookId=10821#.UmVtPBbZW-8
Publisher: NYU Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780814708200
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes


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