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  • Islam and Society

    Edited by Thijl Sunier

    This new 4 volume collection will bring together the key literature on Islam and Society. In four broad themes the collection will cover Islam and power; minorities and pluralism; everyday life, ethics and community building; subjectivation, discipline and piety. Fully indexed and including a newly…

    Hardback – 2017-12-14 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Sociology

  • Narrative and Belief

    The Religious Affordance of Supernatural Fiction

    Edited by Markus Altena Davidsen

    The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and certain other works of fantasy and science fiction have inspired some of their readers and viewers to believe that the superhuman powers of the story-worlds, such as Gandalf and the Force, exist also in the real world. We can say that such fictional narratives…

    Hardback – 2017-12-11 
    Routledge

  • Foundations and Futures in the Sociology of Religion

    Edited by Luke Doggett, Alp Arat

    Since the sociology of religion became recognised as a distinct sub-discipline over the last century, the dominance of approaches taking their inspiration from the sociological classics has increasingly been challenged. Empirical findings have brought the notion of secularisation into question; and…

    Hardback – 2017-12-07 
    Routledge
    Theology and Religion in Interdisciplinary Perspective Series in Association with the BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group

  • Methods for Studying Video Games and Religion

    Edited by Vít Šisler, Kerstin Radde-Antweiler, Xenia Zeiler

    Game studies has been an understudied area within the emerging field of digital media and religion. Video games can reflect, reject, or reconfigure traditionally held religious ideas and often serve as sources for the production of religious practices and ideas. This collection of essays presents a…

    Hardback – 2017-12-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Digital Culture

  • European Muslims Transforming the Public Sphere

    Religious Participation in the Arts, Media and Civil Society

    By Asmaa Soliman

    Anti-Muslim voices have become louder in many places in the midst of ongoing atrocities undertaken in the name of Islam. As a result, much of the creative participation of Western Muslims in the public sphere has become overshadowed. This tendency is not only visible in political discussions and…

    Hardback – 2017-12-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Religion and the Internet

    Edited by Heidi Campbell

    Religion and the Internet will present a range of scholarly articles that offer a critical overview of the interdisciplinary study of new media, religion and digital culture. Scholars have documented individuals using computer networks for religious discussions and enagagment since the early 1980s.…

    Hardback – 2017-10-13 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

  • Being Catholic in the Contemporary Philippines

    Young People Reinterpreting Religion

    By Jayeel Serrano Cornelio

    This book, based on extensive original research, examines the nature of Catholicism in the contemporary Philippines. It shows how Catholicism is apparently flourishing, with good attendance at Sunday Masses, impressive religious processions and flourishing charismatic groups, and with interventions…

    Paperback – 2017-10-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series

  • Islam and Popular Culture

    Edited by Anna Piela

    This collection aims to bring together writings that trace and critically analyse Islamic aspects of many modern-day popular cultural practices and products. The concepts of 'Islam' and 'popular culture' are both contested and context-dependent, and as such, they are understood here on inclusive,…

    Hardback – 2017-07-10
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Sociology

  • Globalization and Orthodox Christianity

    The Transformations of a Religious Tradition

    By Victor Roudometof

    With approximately 200 to 300 million adherents worldwide, Orthodox Christianity is among the largest branches of Christianity, yet it remains relatively understudied. This book examines the rich and complex entanglements between Orthodox Christianity and globalization, offering a substantive…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Punk Rock is My Religion

    Straight Edge Punk and 'Religious' Identity

    By Francis Stewart

    As religion has retreated from its position and role of being the glue that holds society together, something must take its place. Utilising a focused and detailed study of Straight Edge punk (a subset of punk in which adherents abstain from drugs, alcohol and casual sex) Punk Rock is My Religion…

    Hardback – 2017-06-01
    Routledge

  • Making Sense of the Secular

    Critical Perspectives from Europe to Asia

    Edited by Ranjan Ghosh

    This book offers a wide range of critical perspectives on how secularism unfolds and has been made sense of across Europe and Asia. The book evaluates secularism as it exists today – its formations and discontents within contemporary discourses of power, terror, religion and cosmopolitanism – and…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Tantric Visual Culture

    A Cognitive Approach

    By Sthaneshwar Timalsina

    Indian culture relies greatly on visual expression, and this book uses both classical Indian and contemporary Western philosophies and current studies on cognitive sciences, and applies them to contextualize Tantric visual culture. The work selects aspects of Tantric language and the practice of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

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