American Holy Land: Orientalism, Disneyization, and the Evangelical Gaze

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The American Protestant gaze on the Holy Land has been influenced, not only by Biblical paradigms, but by Orientalist world-views and the process of theming and disneyization. These processes shape the gaze both through the mass-culture industry, as well as within Evangelical churches. By analyzing the construction and narration of two fairly re-cent Biblical sites, we demonstrate how new Holy Land sites are tailored to reflect changing American Protestant gazes and expectations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrient - Orientalistik - Orientalismus
Subtitle of host publicationGeschichte und Aktualität einer Debatte
EditorsBurkhard Schnepel, Gunnar Brands, Hanne Schönig
Publishertranscript Verlag
ISBN (Electronic)9783839412930
ISBN (Print)9783837612936
StatePublished - 2011


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