Dr. Giulia Evolvi, lecturer at Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication, wrote a book chapter called “Theoretical Frameworks for Approaching Religion and Digital Media” with professor Knut Lundby from the University of Oslo.
The chapter looks at several media theories, such as media ecologies, mediation, mediatisation, social-shaping of technology, and how they can be applied to the study of religion and the Internet. The chapter also delineates the theoretical developments within digital religion and presents some case study to apply the theories to empirical studies.
The chapter is part of the volume “Digital Religion: Understanding Religious Practice in Digital Media”, edited by Heidi Campbell and Ruth Tsuria for Routledge. This book offers a critical and systematic survey of the study of religion and digital media. It covers religious engagement with a wide range of digital media forms and highlights examples of new media engagement in all five of the major world religions.
On Friday 22 October, the book launch will take place (online).