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Title: MESSENGERS OF RELIGION: MEDIUMS AND MEDIA IN SINGAPORE'S POPULAR RELIGIOUS PRACTICES
Authors: LIM ENG HUI ALVIN
Keywords: Performance, Religion, New Media, Spirit Medium, Theatre, Performativity
Issue Date: 5-Jan-2015
Citation: LIM ENG HUI ALVIN (2015-01-05). MESSENGERS OF RELIGION: MEDIUMS AND MEDIA IN SINGAPORE'S POPULAR RELIGIOUS PRACTICES. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: MY RESEARCH FIRST FOLLOWS THE WORK OF A SPIRIT MEDIUM?S ASSISTANT. HE BECAME AN IMPORTANT REFERENCE POINT?AS A MEDIUM WHERE OTHER MEDIUMS AND MEDIA CONVERGE. HIS USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA TO SHARE HIS EXPERIENCES ONLINE, VAST PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE OF TAOISM, MEMORIES OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCES, AND TECHNIQUES AND HABITS USED WHEN PRACTICING HIS RELIGION PROVIDE COMPELLING INSIGHTS INTO HOW EMBODIED PRACTICES CAN BE STUDIED ALONGSIDE VIRTUAL PRACTICES. THIS THESIS AIMS TO EXPLORE THE WAYS IN WHICH MEDIUMS INDUCE CHANGES IN PERCEPTION AND THUS RE-DEFINE HOW RELIGIOUS KNOWLEDGE AND EFFICACY ARE PRODUCED AND PROLIFERATED. MORE IMPORTANTLY, A MYRIAD OF RELIGIOUS MEDIUMS ARE CONSTANTLY CO-PERFORMING, CO-RELATING AND CHANGING ROLES, FORMS, AGENDAS AND PERSPECTIVES. I PROPOSE TO EXAMINE MEDIUMS AS TRACES THAT ARE NOT CONFINED TO A HUMAN AND NON-HUMAN BINARY. INSTEAD, THEY ARE ENTANGLED AND THESE CONVERGED TRACES ARE CAPABLE OF BRINGING ABOUT AN AFFECTIVE EXPERIENCE OF SPIRITUALITY.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/119878
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