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Vol. 8 No. 1 (2022): The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Theoretical and Methodological Challenges in Media Ethics and Religion

“Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?” Women! Encountering Media Ethics and Religion in Theory and in the Classroom

March 3, 2022


The article presents a theoretical and methodological framework for a cultural studies-oriented approach to the complex relationship between media, religion and ethics. On the basis of several concrete examples, the article sheds light on the centrality of religious worldviews, symbols, figures and narratives within different media practices, in which moral norms, principles and values are reproduced, rediscovered, discussed, legitimated and contested. Moreover, the article highlights how the examination of concrete media contents can be implemented in teaching in order to stimulate and increase students’ capacity to understand, analyze and evaluate the normative function and power of the media, especially in the contemporary, digitalized and globalized world.