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Reading religion in Internet memes

TitleReading religion in Internet memes
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsBellar, W, Campbell, H, Cho, K, Terry, A, Tsuria, R, Yadlin-Segal, A, Zeimer, J
JournalJournal of Religion, Media, and Digital Culture
Keywordsinternet memes, religion

This article provides a preliminary report of a study of religious-oriented internet memes and seeks to identify the common communication styles, interpretive practices and messages about religion communicated in this digital medium. These findings argue that memes provide an important sphere for investigating and understanding religious meaning-making online, which expresses key attributes of participatory culture and trends towards lived religion.