Evangelical Youth Culture: Alternative Music and Extreme Sports Subcultures

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Bloomsbury Publishing, 19.10.2017 - 208 sivua
This book offers a theoretically sophisticated and empirically rich study of the intersections of contemporary Christianity and youth culture, focusing on evangelical engagements with punk, hip hop, surfing, and skateboarding. Ibrahim Abraham draws on interviews and fieldwork with dozens of musicians and sports enthusiasts in the USA, UK, Australia, and South Africa, and the analysis of evangelical subcultural media including music, film, and extreme sports Bibles.

Evangelical Youth Culture: Alternative Music and Extreme Sports Subcultures makes innovative use of multiple theories of youth cultures and subcultures from sociology and cultural studies, and introduces the "serious leisure perspective" to the study of religion, youth, and popular culture. Engaging with the experiences of Pentecostal punks, surfing missionaries, township rappers, and skateboarding youth pastors, this book makes an original contribution to the sociology of religion, youth studies, and the study of religion and popular culture.
 

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Introduction
1
1 Evangelical Christianity and Youth Subculture Theory
15
2 Christian Punk in an Age of Authenticity
37
Christianitys Contested Inclusion in Alternative Music Scenes
61
4 Evangelical Extreme Sports Subcultures and Youth Development Ministry
85
5 Serious Leisure and Salvation Anxiety in Evangelical Youth Culture
111
Evangelical Opposition to Alternative Youth Culture
135
Conclusion
155
Glossary
165
References
170
Index
191
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Ibrahim Abraham is Postdoctoral Researcher in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

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