The Journal of Global Catholicism is an international, interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal published by Catholics & Cultures at the College of the Holy Cross. Its purpose is to foster the understanding of diverse forms of lived Catholicism with attention to their significance for theoretical approaches in anthropology, history, sociology, media studies, psychology, theology, and philosophy.
Current Issue: Volume 3 | Issue 2: Mediating Catholicisms
The articles in this Special Issue, “Mediating Catholicisms: Studies in Aesthetics, Authority, and Identity,” demonstrate not only the distinctively Catholic talent for and creative fascination with mass media, but also more fundamentally how mediation processes powerfully intertwine Catholicism’s sacramental imaginary of real presence with multiple forms of national identity and secular power. Drawing on research in Peru, Guatemala, Canadian First Nations communities, and Romania, the articles in this Special Issue present variations on a core theme in the growing body of literature on religious mediation.
The articles in this issue derive from panel presentations at the 2016 American Anthropological Association (AAA) annual convention and 2017 American Academy of Religion (AAR) meetings, and most recently were discussed among a dozen scholars in a symposium in Quebec, funded by the American Academy of Religion, Social Sciences Research Council of Canada, and the Catholics & Cultures initiative at College of the Holy Cross.
Download articles in the issue, Mediating Catholicisms»
Explore past issues: