Charles Brown, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology; Department Chair
Selwyn Hall 203
Southern Illinois University
Areas of Expertise
Cultural sociology, mass media and popular culture
Areas of Research
Selected Professional Activity and Publications
Brown, Charles M. 2012. “Selling Faith: Marketing Christian Popular Culture to Christian and Non-Christian Audiences.” Journal of Religion and Popular Culture. 24(1): 113-129.
Brown, Charles M. August 2011. “Faith as a Cultural Resource: Minimizing Uncertainty in the Christian Retailing and Entertainment Industry.” Unpublished paper at the Association for the Sociology of Religion Annual Meetings, Las Vegas, NV.
Brown, Charles M. 2004. “Apocalyptic Unbound: An Interpretation of Christian Speed/Thrash Metal Music,” Pp. 117-137 in Religious Innovation in a Global Age: Essays On The Construction of Spirituality, edited by George N. Lundskow. Jefferson NC: McFarland & Company.
Brown, Charles M. 1995. “Musical Responses to Oppression and Alienation: Blues, Spirituals, Secular Thrash, and Christian Thrash Metal Music.” International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society. 8(3): 439-452.