Apocalyptic Film as a Social Technology for Constructing Possible Futures

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Abstract

Popular film as a social technology and the representations are intertwined to the historical and cultural contexts of its creation and the narratives of the end-of-the-world. In this paper, I discuss the visual popular culture and the practices of learning religion in the contexts of socializing institutions, school and the mainstream Evangelical Lutheran church.

In Finland, as in the similar societies, the memberships in two mainstream Christian Churches have declined since 2010´s and the transmission among children and young has changed. However, the compulsory religious education and the Confirmation ritual among young members of the Church persists. One of the thesis claims that the media spaces and the meaning making of popular culture participate in learning and unlearning religion in contemporary secular societies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication20th Annual Conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions : Religions and Technology
Publication date8 Sept 2023
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sept 2023
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventAnnual Conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions: Religions and technologies - Vilnius, Lithuania
Duration: 4 Sept 20238 Sept 2023

Fields of Science

  • 614 Theology
  • 6131 Theatre, dance, music, other performing arts
  • 6160 Other humanities

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