More Talk Radio on 08/13/12
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Dr. Monica R. Miller, faculty member at Lewis & Clark College, where she researches “unlikely people, places, and things!” They'll talk about her new book "Religion and Hip Hop."
Dr. Miller says "I make intellectual sense out of popular culture and explain what uses of religion in popular culture, like Hip Hop, can teach us about the messy world of religion and more importantly, why it matters in unlocking the code on the changing face of religion in culture today."
The Pacific Northwest in general has been dubbed as one of the least religious regions in the United States, thus, leading experts to call it the ‘None Zone.’ However, Dr. Miller's new research shows that religion is being remade in new ways seemingly unrecognizable to both the expert and general public alike. The same goes for why Hip Hop, a culture seen as criminal and deviant, is no stranger to reshaping and remaking religion.