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Lövheim, M. (2020). Culture, Conflict and Constitutional right.: Representations of Religion in the Daily Press.. In: Benjamin Schewel and Erin K. Wilson (Ed.), Religion and European Society. : A Primer. (pp. 69-81). Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Culture, Conflict and Constitutional right.: Representations of Religion in the Daily Press.
2020 (English)In: Religion and European Society. : A Primer. / [ed] Benjamin Schewel and Erin K. Wilson, Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2020, p. 69-81Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter discusses the representation of religion in European daily press, mainly focusing on studies carried out in the Nordic countries and Britain from the 1980s to 2010. The results of these studies show similar tendencies with regard to changes in the representation of religion. The emergence of three main themes or frames; conflict, culture and constitutional rights, are discussed with reference to theories about increasing mediatization and a post-secular awareness of religion in European societies. The chapter argues that the new visibility of religion in the media over the past decades might not mean that religious institutions become more significant as social actors, but rather that religion becomes more significant as a social and political category for public discourse.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2020
Keywords
Media; daily press; Nordic; representation; religion; mediatization; visibility; post-secular
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Sociology of Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-392928 (URN)9781119162858 (ISBN)
Funder
The Impact of Religion, Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy
Available from: 2019-09-11 Created: 2019-09-11 Last updated: 2019-09-11
Lövheim, M. & Lundmark, E. (2019). Gender, Religion and Authority in Digital Media. Essachess: Journal for Communication Studies, 12(2(24)), 23-38
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gender, Religion and Authority in Digital Media
2019 (English)In: Essachess: Journal for Communication Studies, ISSN 2066-5083, E-ISSN 1775-352X, Vol. 12, no 2(24), p. 23-38Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article discusses how women’s authority to speak about religion is forged in digital media and builds on empirical work focusing on bloggers in a Swedish context and vloggers in a North American context. These studies show how women’s self-performances in digital media are characterized by a communicative intention towards authentic self-expression. We argue that these self-performances also enable a particular form of authority to emerge, that is dependent on an individual’s personal qualities and ability to inhibit and/or perform certain values; relational and co-effected, and forged in constant connectivity with audiences. Authenticity is a core characteristic of this form of authority in the sense of a connection between being true to your inner self and acknowledging your dependence on others. Finally, vulnerability is an intrinsic part as, on the one hand, a condition enhanced by the socio-technological affordances of digital media and, on the other, as a possibility to challenge stigma, open up spaces of inclusivity and enacting a different ideal of authority.

Keywords
authority, authenticity, trust, vulnerability, women
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Sociology of Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-400624 (URN)
Available from: 2019-12-30 Created: 2019-12-30 Last updated: 2020-01-08Bibliographically approved
Mattsson Sydner, Y., Persson Osowski, C. & Lövheim, M. (2019). Mat och religion (1ed.). In: Nicklas Neuman (Ed.), Mat och ätande: Sociologiska perspektiv (pp. 313-330). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mat och religion
2019 (Swedish)In: Mat och ätande: Sociologiska perspektiv / [ed] Nicklas Neuman, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2019, 1, p. 313-330Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2019 Edition: 1
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-396778 (URN)978-91-44-13167-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-11-10 Created: 2019-11-10 Last updated: 2019-11-10
Klingenberg, M. & Lövheim, M. (2019). Religion i ungas liv: En introduktion (1ed.). In: Klingenberg, Maria; Lövheim, Mia (Ed.), Unga och religion: Troende, ointresserade eller neutrala? (pp. 11-27). Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Religion i ungas liv: En introduktion
2019 (Swedish)In: Unga och religion: Troende, ointresserade eller neutrala? / [ed] Klingenberg, Maria; Lövheim, Mia, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2019, 1, p. 11-27Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2019 Edition: 1
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Sociology of Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-404195 (URN)9789151101361 (ISBN)
Funder
The Impact of Religion, Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy
Available from: 2020-02-14 Created: 2020-02-14 Last updated: 2020-02-17Bibliographically approved
Furseth, I., Kuhle, L., Lundby, K. & Lövheim, M. (2019). Religious Complexity in Nordic Public Spheres. Nordic Journal of Religion and Society, 32(1), 71-90
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Religious Complexity in Nordic Public Spheres
2019 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Religion and Society, ISSN 0809-7291, E-ISSN 1890-7008, Vol. 32, no 1, p. 71-90Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article studies empirically the complexity of religion in the public sphere by systematically comparing the five Nordic countries. Sociologists debate if current trends in the West point to secularization or a return of religion (deprivatization, desecularization, or post-secularity). By drawing on the social science complexity reference, this article offers a critique of current scholarship and introduces the concept of religious complexity. The empirical study asks how religion is regulated, debated, and negotiated in the state, the polity, the media, and civil society in the Nordic countries since the 1980s. It is based on multiple sources of data. The analysis shows several religious trends at different levels: A growing secularization at the individual level, and the deprivatization of religion in politics, the media, and civil society. The conclusion outlines the religious complexity in the Nordic countries and discusses possible explanations that link the different and seemingly inconsistent trends.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
AKADEMIKA AS, AKADEMIKA FORLAG, 2019
Keywords
Deprivatization, Nordic countries, post-secularity, religious complexity, secularization
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-386363 (URN)10.18261/issn.1890-7008-2019-01-05 (DOI)000468533600005 ()
Available from: 2019-06-24 Created: 2019-06-24 Last updated: 2019-06-24Bibliographically approved
Lövheim, M. & Hjarvard, S. (2019). The Mediatized Conditions of Contemporary Religion: Critical Status and Future Directions. Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture, 8(2), 206-225
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Mediatized Conditions of Contemporary Religion: Critical Status and Future Directions
2019 (English)In: Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture, ISSN 2165-9214, Vol. 8, no 2, p. 206-225Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

During the last decade the framework of mediatization theory has been introduced in the field of media, religion and culture as a parallel perspective to the “mediation of religion” approach, allowing new questions to be posed that align with religious change within Europe. This article provides a critical review of existing research applying mediatization of religion theory, focusing on key issues raised by its critics as well as how the theory have moved the research field forward. These issues concern the concept of religion, institution and social change, religious authority, and the application of mediatization theory outside the North-Western European context where it originated. The article argues that an institutional approach to mediatization is a relevant tool for analyzing change as a dynamic process in which the logics of particular forms of media influence practices, values and relations within particular manifestations of religion across various levels of analysis.

Keywords
mediatization, religion, institution, change, new institutionalism, theory
National Category
Media Studies Religious Studies
Research subject
Sociology of Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-392916 (URN)10.1163/21659214-00802002 (DOI)
Funder
The Impact of Religion, Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy
Available from: 2019-09-11 Created: 2019-09-11 Last updated: 2019-09-13Bibliographically approved
Lövheim, M. (2019). ‘The Swedish Condition’: Representations of Religion in the Swedish Press 1988–2018. Temenos, 55(2), 271-292
Open this publication in new window or tab >>‘The Swedish Condition’: Representations of Religion in the Swedish Press 1988–2018
2019 (English)In: Temenos, ISSN 0497-1817, E-ISSN 2342-7256, Vol. 55, no 2, p. 271-292Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this article is to examine changes and continuities in thecoverage of religion in Swedish daily newspapers between 1988 and2018. Previous research has shown that Sweden in comparison withother Nordic countries is more secular in terms of its population’sreligious belief and practice, and more tolerant of immigration andreligious diversity. Against this background the article discusseswhether the representation of religion in four selected newspapersduring 2018 reveals a change with regard to trends identified in previous studies, covering the period between 1988 and 2008. It especiallyasks if such changes indicate the continuity of the ‘Swedish condition’,meaning a more tolerant approach to religious diversity as expressedin the daily press. The analysis shows that the coverage of religion inthe Swedish press during the period between 2008 and 2018 developsthrough parallel trends of the continued acknowledgement of religious diversity, a heightened focus on Islam and the public presenceof religion, and more contestation with regard to the political andsocial implications of this situation. In assessing these trends furtherstudy is needed concerning the interrelations between media representations of religious diversity and changes in other institutions inSwedish society such as politics, law, and education.

Keywords
Sweden, newspapers, mediatization, religious diversity, Islam
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Sociology of Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-400402 (URN)10.33356/temenos.87830 (DOI)
Funder
The Impact of Religion, Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy
Available from: 2019-12-20 Created: 2019-12-20 Last updated: 2020-01-08Bibliographically approved
Klingenberg, M. & Lövheim, M. (Eds.). (2019). Unga och religion: Troende, ointresserade eller neutrala? (1ed.). Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Unga och religion: Troende, ointresserade eller neutrala?
2019 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2019. p. 213 Edition: 1
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-404194 (URN)9789151101361 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-02-14 Created: 2020-02-14 Last updated: 2020-02-17Bibliographically approved
Lövheim, M. & Klingenberg, M. (2019). Unga och religion: Troende, ointresserade eller neutrala? (1ed.). In: Klingenberg, Maria; Lövheim, Mia (Ed.), Unga och religion: Troende, ointresserade eller neutrala? (pp. 185-198). Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Unga och religion: Troende, ointresserade eller neutrala?
2019 (Swedish)In: Unga och religion: Troende, ointresserade eller neutrala? / [ed] Klingenberg, Maria; Lövheim, Mia, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2019, 1, p. 185-198Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2019 Edition: 1
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Sociology of Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-404201 (URN)
Funder
The Impact of Religion, Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy
Available from: 2020-02-14 Created: 2020-02-14 Last updated: 2020-02-17Bibliographically approved
Lövheim, M. (2018). Abby Day, 2017.: The Religious Lives of Older Laywomen. The Last Active Anglican Generation [Review]. Nordic Journal of Religion and Society, 31(1), 81-83
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Abby Day, 2017.: The Religious Lives of Older Laywomen. The Last Active Anglican Generation
2018 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Religion and Society, ISSN 0809-7291, E-ISSN 1890-7008, Vol. 31, no 1, p. 81-83Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-362665 (URN)10.18261/issn.1890-7008-2018-01-07 (DOI)000434108400007 ()
Note

Book review of: Day, Abby (2017). The Religious Lives of Older Laywomen. The Last Active Anglican Generation. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN: 9780198739586.

WoS title: The Religious Lives of Older Laywomen. The Last Active Anglican Generation

Available from: 2018-10-22 Created: 2018-10-22 Last updated: 2018-10-22Bibliographically approved
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