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Altar Media?s Living Word. Televised Charismatic Christianity in Ghana
In many parts of Africa, charismatic-Pentecostal churches are increasingly and effectively making use of mass media and entering the public sphere. This article presents a case study of a popularExpand
Long Live the Dead: Changing Funeral Celebrations in Asante, Ghana
This text describes how Asante in present-day Ghana shape and give meaning to their funeral celebrations. One could expect a traditional ritual, centred around the extended family and around beliefsExpand
Money and Death: Funeral Business in Asante, Ghana
Abstract This article examines the current commercialisation and expansion of Asante funeral celebrations in Ghana. Funerals have always been the main public social events in Asante, but the growingExpand
Spirit Media: charismatics, traditionalists, and mediation practices in Ghana
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Accra's Sounds and Sacred Spaces
This article explores the sonic sacralization of urban space in the multicultural city of Accra. In Ghanaian cities today religious groups increasingly vie for public presence. It is especially theExpand
African heritage design: Entertainment media and visual aesthetics in Ghana
Prenant comme point de depart l’arene patrimoniale historiquement constituee au Ghana, et plus particulierement les acteurs cles de cette arene et les conflits entre eux, les auteurs explorent laExpand
The Spectacular and the Spirits. Charismatics and Neo-Traditionalists on Ghanaian Television
This paper deals with the visual culture of Pentecostalism as it is produced and broadcast on TV by the numerous and very successful Charismatic-Pentecostal “media ministries” in Ghana. It arguesExpand
Touched by the Spirit: Converting the Senses in a Ghanaian Charismatic Church
This article discusses the bodily mass reproduction of divine touch in Ghanaian charismatic Pentecostalism and argues for an understanding of conversion as an ongoing bodily process that ‘tunes’ theExpand