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  • Goddesses of Kathmandu Valley

    Grace, Rage, Knowledge

    By Arun Gupto

    In South Asia goddesses are conceptualized and worshipped in a fascinating range of forms — from cosmic beings to bacterial manifestations, from human-like appearances to creatures with animal and insect semblances. This book maps the diverse identities of goddesses through metaphors of grace, rage…

    Hardback – 2015-11-02 
    Routledge India
    Nepal and Himalayan Studies

  • Religious Citizenships and Islamophobia

    Edited by Virginie Andre, Douglas Pratt

    The attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris in January 2015 once again brought to the fore the place of Islam in Western secular democracies, and the questioning of Muslim citizenship. The hyper-mediatisation of jihadist terrorism and its subsequent conflation with Muslim communities in general, has led…

    Hardback – 2015-11-01 
    Routledge

  • European Culture Wars and the Italian Case

    Which side are you on?

    By Luca Ozzano, Alberta Giorgi

    This book aims to understand the European political debate about contentious issues, framed in terms of religious values by religious and/or secular actors in 21st century. It specifically focuses on the Italian case, which, due to its peculiar history and contemporary political landscape, is a…

    Hardback – 2015-10-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics

  • Sport in Islam and in Muslim Communities

    Edited by Alberto Testa, Mahfoud Amara

    As Islam’s visibility in global society increases, Muslim populations grow, and Muslim countries compete to take up positions at the heart of global sport, the interplay between sport and Islam becomes ever more illuminating. Sport in Islam and in Muslim Communities is the first book to analyse…

    Hardback – 2015-10-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Evangelising the Nation

    Religion and the Formation of Naga Political Identity

    By John Thomas

    Northeast India has witnessed several nationality movements during the 20th century. The oldest and one of the most formidable has been that of the Nagas — inhabiting the hill tracts between the Brahmaputra river in India and the Chindwin river in Burma (now Myanmar). Rallying behind the slogan, ‘…

    Hardback – 2015-10-12 
    Routledge India
    Transition in Northeastern India

  • Indian Muslims and Citizenship

    Spaces for Jihad in Everyday Life

    By Julten Abdelhalim

    Through the creation of post-colonial citizenship, India adopted a hybridisation of specific secular and western conception of citizenship. In this democratic framework, Indian Muslims are observed on how they make use of the spaces and channels to accommodate their Islamic identity within a…

    Hardback – 2015-10-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

  • Law, Religion and Homosexuality

    By Paul Johnson, Robert Vanderbeck

    Law, Religion and Homosexuality is the first book-length study of how religion has shaped, and continues to shape, legislation that regulates the lives of gay men and lesbians . Through a systematic examination of how religious discourse influences the making of law – in the form of official…

    Paperback – 2015-09-10 
    Routledge

  • The Problem of Invented Religions

    Edited by Steven J. Sutcliffe, Carole M Cusack

    Invented religions have been described as modern religions which advertise their invented status and reject traditional strategies of authorisation. But what does it mean for a religious formation to be ‘made up’, and how might this status affect perceptions of its legitimacy or authenticity in…

    Hardback – 2015-09-09 
    Routledge

  • Rights, Religious Pluralism and the Recognition of Difference

    Off the Scales of Justice

    By Dorota Anna Gozdecka

    Human rights and their principles of interpretation are the leading legal paradigms of our time. Freedom of religion occupies a pivotal position in rights discourses, and the principles supporting its interpretation receive increasing attention from courts and legislative bodies. This book…

    Hardback – 2015-09-07 
    Routledge

  • The Camino de Santiago in the 21st Century

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Global Views

    Edited by Samuel Sánchez y Sánchez, Annie Hesp

    The Spanish Camino de Santiago, a pilgrimage rooted in the Medieval period and increasingly active today, has attracted a growing amount of both scholarly and popular attention. With its multiple points of departure in Spain and other European countries, its simultaneously secular and religious…

    Hardback – 2015-08-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion, Travel, and Tourism

  • Georges Bataille

    The Sacred and Society

    By William Pawlett

    In this comprehensive and engaging study Georges Bataille’s central ideas – the sacred, community and eroticism – are explored in detail. Bataille’s project to understand social bonds and energies at their most fundamental level and to re-energise society by challenging individualism is…

    Hardback – 2015-08-18 
    Routledge
    Key Sociologists

  • Boundaries, Identity and belonging in Modern Judaism

    Edited by Maria Diemling, Larry Ray

    The drawing of boundaries has always been a key part of the Jewish tradition and has served to maintain a distinctive Jewish identity. At the same time, these boundaries have consistently been subject to negotiation, transgression and contestation. The increasing fragmentation of Judaism into…

    Hardback – 2015-08-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

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