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Stefanie Esser: "Hol(l)ywood: The Christian Right in American Popular Culture"

The United States of America is not only the most religious country in the Western world, but also the world’s primary creator and exporter of popular culture (Santana and Erickson 1). While religion and popular culture have become “absolutely unthinkable without the other” (6) in the US, the latter is also an inherently political phenomenon, an important power player in society (Engell and Gotto 108), and widely regarded as a constant process of democratization (Decker 167). Therefore, elements of religion, religious fundamentalism, and political religion should be an important part of US popular culture research. I hypothesize that religious political fundamentalism has significantly shaped popular culture in the US. Using a combined methodological approach of New Historicism and Cultural Studies, my dissertation with the working title "Hol(l)ywood: The Christian Right in American Popular Culture" analyzes the ways in which the Christian Right is represented in mediated popular culture.

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