Thursday, October 4, 2007
Youth, Media & "Funky Religion"
All being well technology wise we will have an opportunity to nest week to interact on Tuesday with the author of our assigned reading. Lynn Schofield Clark is an international expert in youth, media and spirituality. Her award winning book From Angels to Aliens: Teenagers, the Media, and the Supernatural explores intersection between the supernatural/paranormal and youth popular culture to see how it informs young people's religious beliefs and practices. Come prepared by reading her chapter "The 'Funky' Side of Religion: An Ethnographic Study of Adolescent Religious Identity and the Media" and be ready to ask her questions related to her work.