Sensational Movies: Video, Vision, and Christianity in Ghana Volume 17


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University of California Press
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5.9 X 8.9 X 1.0 inches | 1.25 pounds

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About the Author

BirgitMeyer is a cultural anthropologist and Professor of Religious Studies at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. She is Vice-Chair of the International African Institute and a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.


"A thoughtful and theoretically powerful study, culminating two decades of fieldwork and movie-watching, of mediatization and materialization. . . . An important contribution to the anthropology of religion, of popular media, of invented tradition, and of the cultural formation of the senses and experience."-- "Anthropology Review Database" (4/11/2016 12:00:00 AM)
"A rich account... the most sustained and theoretically sophisticated treatment of Christian popular culture in Africa to emerge to date and an important contribution to studies of religion and media."-- "American Ethnologist" (8/1/2016 12:00:00 AM)
"...will be regarded as both foundational and pioneering across multiple disciplines for years to come... it is how [Meyer] evaluates and hypothesizes the development of this cultural movement that places her work at the forefront of interdisciplinary research in Africa."-- "Material Religion"
"Meyer has assembled a theoretically complex, well-written and valuable contribution to religious and media studies in contemporary Africa, accessible to both novices in the field and to veterans seeking new ideas and ways of engaging with media and religious studies research."-- "Anthropology Southern Africa"
"A fascinating and engaged ethnography of a crucial period in the Ghanaian film world."-- "Marginalia" (9/10/2016 12:00:00 AM)