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dc.contributor.authorTee, Caroline*
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-11T10:57:39Z
dc.date.available2019-01-11T10:57:39Z
dc.date.issued2019-04-23
dc.identifier.citationTee, C. (2019). Creating Charisma Online: The Role of Digital Presence in the Creation of Religious Identity" in Journal of Contemporary Religion, 34(1), 75-96.en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13537903.2019.1585104
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/621742
dc.descriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Contemporary Religion on Publication Date 23-4-19, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/13537903.2019.1585104en_US
dc.description.abstractThis article investigates the construction and transmission of charisma through online channels, and its role in the formation of religious identities. Mindful of Max Weber’s observation that charisma inhabits the relationship between a leader and their followers, I argue for a critical reappraisal of the theoretical model in light of the ubiquity in the 21st century of new, virtual forms of social encounter. I focus my analysis on the Christian creationist movement in the USA, and particularly on an influential leader called Ken Ham. Using digital ethnographic methods, I show how Ham constructs charisma online, and how a virtual community forms itself around his charismatic claims. I illustrate how this virtual community intersects with offline worlds, and suggest that the theme park attractions that Ham’s organisation runs (Creation Museum, Ark Encounter) are imbued with deflected charisma by virtue of their association with his online avatar.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13537903.2019.1585104en_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
dc.subjectdigital religionen_US
dc.subjectcreationismen_US
dc.subjectcharismaen_US
dc.subjectUnited States of Americaen_US
dc.titleCreating Charisma Online: The Role of Digital Presence in the Formation of Religious Identityen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1469-9419
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Contemporary Religionen_US
dc.date.accepted2018-02-26
or.grant.openaccessYesen_US
rioxxterms.funderTempleton World Charity Foundationen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectRKT16/01en_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
refterms.dateFCD2019-01-10T15:30:54Z
refterms.versionFCDAM


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