Cultural diversity and cultural change make it difficult to define and theorize cultural phenomena. This is especially apparent in the case of such cultural areas as religion and popular culture. This book presents ways to understand and explain the diversity and variability of religious and popular culture phenomena. The first part of this book focuses on the cognitive foundations and cultural dimensions of religious phenomena. The cognitive science of religion provides a new theoretical framework for explaining religious diversity and variability. The second part is dedicated to the study of selected phenomena of popular culture from the perspective distinctive to cultural anthropology. It attempts to bring into light this features of popular culture phenomena that have direct impact on cultural subjects.
Sławomir Sztajer is assistant professor at the Chair of Religious and Comparative Studies at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań Jarema Drozdowicz is assistant professor at the Faculty of Educational Studies at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań