Communicating mixed messages about religion through internet memes

  title={Communicating mixed messages about religion through internet memes},
  author={Gabrielle Aguilar and Heidi A. Campbell and Mariah Stanley and Ellen Taylor},
  journal={Information, Communication \& Society},
  pages={1498 - 1520}
ABSTRACT This article investigates the dominant messages Internet memes communicate about religion. Internet memes about religion are defined as, ‘memes circulated on the Internet whose images and texts focus on a variety of religious themes and/or religious traditions’ (Bellar et al., 2013). By drawing on meme genres identified by Shifman (2012) and analyzing techniques used to frame ideas concerning religion in memes, this study identifies common genres found amongst religious Internet meme… 
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