Digital Media, Young Adults and Religion : An International Perspective, Hardback Book

Digital Media, Young Adults and Religion : An International Perspective Hardback

Edited by Marcus (Abo Akademi University, Finland) Moberg, Sofia (Abo Akademi University, Finland) Sjo

Part of the Routledge Studies in Religion and Digital Culture series


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It has become increasingly clear that an adequate understanding of the contemporary processes of social, cultural, and religious change is contingent on an appreciation of the growing impact of social media.

Utilising results of an unprecedented global study, this volume explores the ways in which young adults in seven different countries engage with digital and social media in religiously significant ways.

Presenting and analysing the findings of the global research project Young Adults and Religion in a Global Perspective (YARG), an international panel of contributors shed new light on the impact of social media and its associated technologies on young people's religiosities, worldviews, and values.

Case studies from China, Finland, Ghana, Israel, Peru, Poland, and Turkey are used to demonstrate how these developments are progressing, not just in the West, but across the world.

This book is unique in that it presents a truly macroscopic perspective on trends in religion amongst young adults.

As such, it will be of great interest to scholars working in religious studies, digital media, communication studies, sociology, cultural studies, theology and youth studies.