Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

12-2001

Abstract

This paper reviews the literature on the religion-technology nexus, drawing up a research agenda and offering preliminary empirical insights. Firsts I stress the need to explore the new politics of space as a consequence of technological development, emphasizing questions about the role of religion in effecting a form of religious (neo)imperialism, and uneven access to techno-religious spaces. Second, I highlight the need to examine the politics of identity and community, since cyberspace is not an isotropic surface. Third, I underscore the need to engage with questions about the poetics of religious community as social relations become mediated by technology. Finally, I focus on questions about the poetics of place, particularly the technological mediation of rituals.

Keywords

religion, technology, cyberspace, place, space, community

Discipline

Human Geography | Religion

Research Areas

Humanities

Publication

Area

Volume

33

Issue

4

First Page

404

Last Page

413

ISSN

0004-0894

Identifier

10.1111/1475-4762.00046

Publisher

Wiley

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1475-4762.00046

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