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Winter 2016

Religion and Diversity Project E-Journal
Regulating Religion

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As always, it is with great pleasure that I introduce the Winter 2016 issue of the E-Journal Regulating Religion

In this issue Mathilde Vanasse-Pelletier, a PhD candidate at the University of Montreal, explores the recent shift in the representation of fundamentalist Mormons, especially women belonging to that faith, in the United States. She argues that popular culture, including TV fiction series and reality shows, play a central role in explaining why and how the portrayal of polygamy practiced by Mormons went from a unilaterally criminalizing image to a more diversified and empathetic representation. Her piece is highly relevant as it shows the importance of considering the role played by popular culture in explaining social change, and more specifically changes around how religion is experienced and regulated. 

Happy reading!

Amélie Barras 
January 11, 2016  


Winter 2016 - In this issue:

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Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs

Le Berkley Center at Georgetown University a été créé au sein du bureau de John J. DeGioia, Président de Georgetown, en mars 2006. Le centre a été conçu afin de miser sur les forces de Georgetown: l'excellence académique; son emplacement à Washington, DC; sa portée internationale et sa tradition catholique et jésuite d'ouverture aux autres religions et au vaste monde séculier. Le généreux soutien de William R. Berkley, un membre du conseil d'administration de l'université, a permis la croissance rapide du centre.

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