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dc.contributor.advisorNeitz, Mary Jo, 1951-eng
dc.contributor.authorMcElmurry, Kevin L.eng
dc.date.issued2009eng
dc.date.submitted2009 Summereng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Feb 26, 2010).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Professor Mary Jo Neitz.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionPh.D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2009 .eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Sociology.eng
dc.description.abstractOne perennial problem for maintaining religion's place in the modern world is the question of how to make the traditions (the old) new and relevant, while conversely, relating the new and rapidly changing culture to the traditions of the past. This is more than a question of recruitment and growth, though these are certainly concerns of the modern era. It is also a question of where, how, and in what contexts do religious bodies negotiate the distinction between the sacred and the secular on an ever-shifting cultural field. My dissertation employs ethnographic data gathered from a large Mid-Western evangelical Protestant congregation to track the shifting boundary between the sacred and secular as it is elaborated in everyday practices. Employing theoretical and methodological tools from cultural sociology and the sociology of music, I explore the relationship between popular culture and religious experience arguing that this relationship is gendered and in part mediated through emotion.eng
dc.format.extentviii, 243 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc607562040eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/7035
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/7035eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2009 Freely available dissertations (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2009 Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshReligion and cultureeng
dc.subject.lcshReligion and sociologyeng
dc.subject.lcshImplicit religioneng
dc.subject.lcshPopular culture -- Religious aspectseng
dc.titleAlone/together: the production of religious culture in a church for the unchurchedeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineSociology (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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