Religion, culture populaire et médias sociaux: La construction d’un chef religieux Image sur Facebook

Translated title of the contribution: Religion, popular culture and social media: The construction of a religious leader image on facebook

Ioana A. Coman, Mihai Coman

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Abstract

Despite the emergence of religions on Internet and the importance of social media, research dedicated to religious leaders’ construction of symbolic image on social media, is hard to find. Starting from the 2013 Applebee’s social media crisis, which was triggered by a pastor, the present study investigates the frames and themes Facebook users employed in order to give meaning to the crisis, attribute responsibility, and more importantly, define the role of a religious leader in daily life. This study shows the existence on social media of an active religious literate public, a public clearly troubled in their religious faith and convictions by the nonChristian behavior of the pastor. This shows that in a post-secular society the religious imaginary is not only a “canopy” inherited and kept because of convenience, but a cultural frame of signification the real and a vector of dialogue in a (online).

Translated title of the contributionReligion, popular culture and social media: The construction of a religious leader image on facebook
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)129-143
Number of pages15
JournalESSACHESS - Journal for Communication Studies
Volume10
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Attribution of responsibility
  • Crisis
  • Emotions-as-frames
  • Religious leader
  • Social media

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