Crazy 4 Cult

Author: Gallery 1988
Editor: Titan Books
ISBN: 9781781167519
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Collects some of the best selling artwork from Gallery 1988's pop culture driven collection, including works inspired by "Scott Pilgrim Against the World," "Office Space," "The Shining," and "Pee-wee's Big Adventure."

Artist S Market 2018

Author: Noel Rivera
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440352852
Size: 17,55 MB
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A successful art career at your fingertips! Do you want to establish or expand a career for yourself in fine art, illustration, or design? Artist's Market 2018 is the must-have reference guide you need. Thousands of successful artists have relied on us to help develop their careers and navigate the changing business landscape. Artist's Market 2018 includes the most up-to-date, individually verified market contacts possible. Grow your art business with these resources: • Up-to-date contact information for more than 1,800 art market resources, including galleries, magazines, book publishers, greeting card companies, ad agencies, syndicates, art fairs, and more • Articles on the business of freelancing--from basic copyright information to tips on promoting your work • Information on grants, residencies, organizations, publications, and websites that offer support and direction for visual artists of all types • NEW! Articles on social media marketing, monitoring your copyright, how to get your work into a gallery, what art students need to know to prepare for a successful career, and a look at whether art loan programs might be right for you. In addition, read great interviews with successful artists Aaron Becker, Brianna Scharstein, and Katherine Chang Liu.

Fan Phenomena Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Author: Jennifer Stuller
Editor: Intellect Books
ISBN: 1299718655
Size: 18,98 MB
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Few could have predicted the enduring affection inspired by Joss Whedon’s television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. With its origins in a script Whedon wrote for a 1992 feature film of the same name, the series far outpaced its source material, gathering a devoted audience that remains loyal to the show more than a decade after it left the airwaves. Heralded for its use of smart, funny and emotionally resonant narrative, subversive and feminist characterizations and unique approaches to television as an art form, the show quickly developed its own unique fan community, who built on existing narratives through fan fiction, media manipulation and performance. Fan Phenomena: Buffy the Vampire Slayer explores how this continued devotion is internalized, celebrated and critiqued. Featuring interviews with culture-makers, academics and creators of participatory fandom, the essays here are windows into the more personal and communal aspects of the fan experience. Essays from critical thinkers and scholars address how Buffy inspires the creation of, among other enduring artefacts of fandom, fan fiction, crafting, performance, cosplay and singalongs. As an accessible yet vigorous examination of a beloved character and her world, Fan Phenomena: Buffy the Vampire Slayer provokes a larger conversation about the relationship between cult properties and fandom, and how their interplay permeates the cultural consciousness, in effect contributing to culture through new narrative, academia, language and political activism.

Cult Controversies

Author: James A. Beckford
Editor: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780422796309
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The Cult Experience

Author: J. Gordon Melton
Editor:
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Surveys the major religious cults, examines their influence on American society, and discusses deprogramming and the movement against cults

A Documentary History Of The Anti Cult Movement

Author: Anson D. Shupe
Editor:
ISBN:
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New Religious Movements

Author: Jamie Cresswell
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134636962
Size: 18,42 MB
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New Religious Movements: Challenge & Response is the most comprehensive, wide-ranging study on the global impact of new religions. * New religions discussed include Hare Krishna, Sikh Dharma, The Unification Church, The Church of Scientology, The Jesus People and Wicca. * Focuses on the rise of new religious movements in Italy, Brazil, United States, Germany and Britain. * The contributors are among the most respected and reputable experts in the field.

The Cult Of The Fox

Author: Xiaofei Kang
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231508220
Size: 16,51 MB
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For more than five centuries the shamanistic fox cult has attracted large portions of the Chinese population and appealed to a wide range of social classes. Deemed illicit by imperial rulers and clerics and officially banned by republican and communist leaders, the fox cult has managed to survive and flourish in individual homes and community shrines throughout northern China. In this new work, the first to examine the fox cult as a vibrant popular religion, Xiaofei Kang explores the manifold meanings of the fox spirit in Chinese society. Kang describes various cult practices, activities of worship, and the exorcising of fox spirits to reveal how the Chinese people constructed their cultural and social values outside the gaze of offical power and morality.

Sunshine Of Your Cult

Author: J.S. Morin
Editor: Magical Scrivener Press
ISBN: 164355025X
Size: 17,91 MB
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Almighty Ra looks down not from one sun but from all. When a client hires Esper and Kubu to find a missing holovid costar, they stumble onto a recruiting effort for an ancient cult with a new look. The Cult of Ra died out in Egypt before the Iron Age, but it's been rebranded for the Interstellar Age. More suns for the sun god! Those crazy gods weren't animals but aliens after all. Tracking the cult to a lunar theme park, Esper will have to take on an entrenched corporate machine built up over a veneer of affordable fun for the whole family. With Kubu and Tiffany in tow, Esper will have to protect them while getting dragged along by an overzealous client who thinks he's the kind of action hero he plays in the holovids. An innocent man's life is on the line, but without her magic to protect them all, Esper may have taken on more than she can handle. Sunshine of Your Cult is the fifth mission of Black Ocean: Mercy for Hire. It follows the exploits of a pair of do-gooder bounty hunters who care more about saving the day than getting a payday. Mercy for Hire builds on the rich Black Ocean universe and introduces a colorful cast for new and returning readers alike. Fans of vigilante justice and heroes who exemplify the word will love this series. Grab your copy and help punch cultists.

Pop Cult

Author: Rupert Till
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441197249
Size: 10,66 MB
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At a time when fundamentalism is on the rise, traditional religions are in decline and postmodernity has challenged any system that claims to be all-defining, young people have left their traditional places of worship and set up their own, in clubs, at festivals and within music culture. Pop Cults investigates the ways in which popular music and its surrounding culture have become a primary site for the location of meaning, belief and identity. It provides an introduction to the history of the interactions of vernacular music and religion, and the role of music in religious culture. Rupert Till explores the cults of heavy metal, pop stars, club culture and virtual popular music worlds, investigating the sex, drug, local and death cults of the sacred popular, and their relationships with traditional religions. He concludes by discussing how and why popular music cultures have taken on many of the roles of traditional religions in contemporary society.