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  • Religion and Psychotherapy in Modern Japan

    Edited by Christopher Harding, Iwata Fumiaki, Yoshinaga Shin'ichi

    Since the late nineteenth century, religious ideas and practices in Japan have become increasingly intertwined with those associated with mental health and healing. This relationship developed against the backdrop of a far broader, and deeply consequential meeting: between Japan’s long-standing,…

    Paperback – 2016-12-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Refashioning Secularisms in France and Turkey

    The Case of the Headscarf Ban

    By Amelie Barras

    Over the past few years, secularism has become an intrinsic component of discussions on religious freedom and religious governance. The question of whether states should restrict the wearing of headscarves and other religious symbols has been particularly critical in guiding this thought…

    Paperback – 2016-12-16 
    Routledge
    Islamic Studies Series

  • Materiality and the Study of Religion

    The Stuff of the Sacred

    Edited by Tim Hutchings, Joanne McKenzie

    Material culture has emerged in recent decades as a significant theoretical concern for the study of religion. This book contributes to and evaluates this material turn, presenting 13 chapters of new empirical research and theoretical reflection. Following a model for material analysis proposed in…

    Hardback – 2016-12-15 
    Routledge
    Theology and Religion in Interdisciplinary Perspective Series in Association with the BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group

  • Visioning New and Minority Religions

    Projecting the future

    Edited by Eugene V. Gallagher

    Rather than being ephemeral fads, new religious movements (NRMs) have always been and will always be with us. So will their study. Offering an assessment of the state-of-the-field of the study of NRMs, Visioning New and Minority Religions begins by considering the analytical tools for the study of…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements

  • Muslim Diasporas in the West

    Edited by Tahir Abbas

    This major works collection surveys the nature of Muslim diasporas in the west from a sociological perspective, exploring the issues of migration, integration, identity, politics, Islamophobia, and radicalisation. This four-volume collected works is the state of the art on the research and…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Sociology

  • Spiritualizing the City

    Agency and Resilience of the Urban and Urbanesque Habitat

    Edited by Victoria Hegner, Peter Jan Margry

    Urban spaces have always functioned as cradles and laboratories for religious movements and spiritualities. The urban forms a central and nourishing agent for the creation of new religious expressions, and continually negotiates new ways of being spiritual and establishing spiritual ideas and…

    Hardback – 2016-12-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Death, Life and Laughter

    Essays on religion in honour of Douglas Davies

    Edited by Mathew Guest, Martha Middlemiss Le Mon

    Birth, death and the rituals that take us from one to the other tell us a lot about humanity and our quest to understand ourselves. It is cross-disciplinary analyses of the life-course that have generated the most profound insights into religion and spirituality, challenging the concepts and…

    Paperback – 2016-12-05 
    Routledge

  • Racialised Gang Rape and the Reinforcement of Dominant Order

    Discourses of Gender, Race and Nation

    By Kiran Kaur Grewal

    This path-breaking book provides a comparative analysis of public discourses in France and Australia on a series of highly mediatised racialised gang rapes that occurred during the early to mid-2000s. These rapes led to intense public debate in both countries regarding an apparent ‘gang rape…

    Hardback – 2016-12-02 
    Routledge
    Studies in Migration and Diaspora

  • Routledge Revivals: Homosexuality: A Research Guide (1987)

    Edited by Wayne R. Dynes

    First published in 1987, this book encompasses a broad range interdisciplinary research into homosexuality — displaying a full spectrum of points of view — and, given that the major traditions of modern homosexual research began in Europe, is not restricted to works in English.. In general topics…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: New India (1909)

    or India in Transition

    By Henry Cotton

    First published in 1909, the purpose of this book was to draw attention to the political, social and religious changes that were taking place in India and detail how this should inform British colonial policy. The author argues that the political situation demanded decisive action as several…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: Uphill Steps in India (1930)

    By M.L. Christlieb

    First published in 1930, the author asserts that this book presents a human India ‘in all sorts of conditions and moods’. It details her first-hand experiences as a female missionary in India over the course of thirty-three years in India along with some further accounts related by eyewitnesses. It…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Young British Muslims

    Between Rhetoric and Real Lives

    Edited by Sadek Hamid

    Young British Muslims continue to generate strong interest. However, much of this interest is framed in negative terms that tends to associate them with criminality, religious extremism or terrorism. Focusing instead on other aspects of being young, Muslim and British, this book takes a…

    Hardback – 2016-11-21 
    Routledge

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