Evangelical Youth Culture: Alternative Music and Extreme Sports Subcultures

Ibrahim Abraham

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This book offers a theoretically sophisticated and empirically rich study of the intersections of contemporary Christianity and youth culture, focusing on evangelical engagements with punk, hip hop, surfing, and skateboarding. Ibrahim Abraham draws on interviews and fieldwork with dozens of musicians and sports enthusiasts in the USA, UK, Australia, and South Africa, and the analysis of evangelical subcultural media including music, film, and extreme sports Bibles.

Evangelical Youth Culture: Alternative Music and Extreme Sports Subcultures makes innovative use of multiple theories of youth cultures and subcultures from sociology and cultural studies, and introduces the "serious leisure perspective" to the study of religion, youth, and popular culture. Engaging with the experiences of Pentecostal punks, surfing missionaries, township rappers, and skateboarding youth pastors, this book makes an original contribution to the sociology of religion, youth studies, and the study of religion and popular culture.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherT & T Clark
Number of pages196
ISBN (Print)9781350020320
ISBN (Electronic)9781350020344, 9781350020337
Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2017
MoE publication typeC1 Scientific book

Fields of Science

  • 5141 Sociology
  • 5143 Social and cultural anthropology

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