Sociology: Sociology of Religion

  • Digital Spirits in Religion and Media: Possession and Performance book cover

    Digital Spirits in Religion and Media

    Possession and Performance

    By Alvin Eng Hui Lim

    In many contemporary and popular forms of religious practice, digital technology and the spiritual are inseparable. Ranging from streaming broadcasts of spiritual possessions to screenings of mass prayer conferences in stadiums, spirits and divinities now have new forms in which they can…

    Hardback – 2018-07-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture

  • Education and Muslim Identity During a Time of Tension: Inside an American Islamic School book cover

    Education and Muslim Identity During a Time of Tension

    Inside an American Islamic School

    By Melanie C. Brooks

    The rise in Islamaphobia has precipitated questions about extremist indoctrination and the role of Islamic schools and centers in the radicalization process. This book sheds light on the inner workings of an Islamic school and its adjoining Islamic Center to show that Islamic education can be an…

    Hardback – 2018-07-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Education

  • Sociology of Religion: A Reader book cover

    Sociology of Religion

    A Reader, 3rd Edition

    Edited by William Mirola, Susanne C Monahan, Michael Emerson

    A reader that seeks to explore the relationship between the structure and culture of religion and various elements of social life in the U.S., Sociology of Religion: A Reader, 3e is ideal as either a standalone reader or supplement to the text written by the same author team, Why Religion Matters.…

    Paperback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge

  • The Idea of European Islam: Religion, Ethics, Politics and Perpetual Modernity book cover

    The Idea of European Islam

    Religion, Ethics, Politics and Perpetual Modernity

    Edited by Mohammed Hashas

    This book opens a new path of examining Islamic thought "in and of" Europe. It explores the contribution of European Islam to the formation of an innovative Islamic theology that is deeply ethicist and modern, and clarifies how this constructed European Islamic theology is able to contribute to the…

    Hardback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Islamic Studies Series

  • Postsecular Geographies: Re-envisioning politics, subjectivity and ethics book cover

    Postsecular Geographies

    Re-envisioning politics, subjectivity and ethics

    By Chris Baker, Paul Cloke, Andrew Williams

    Over recent years there has been a surge of interest in postsecularity. The complex blurring of sacred-secular boundaries has found new expression in particular areas of the public life of cities, with the unexpected resilience and mutation of religion as a powerful political, cultural and global…

    Hardback – 2018-06-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Place, Space and Politics

  • Émile Durkheim and the Birth of the Gods: Clans, Incest, Totems, Phratries, Hordes, Mana, Taboos, Corroborees, Sodalities, Menstrual Blood, Apes, Churingas, Cairins, and Other Mysterious Things book cover

    Émile Durkheim and the Birth of the Gods

    Clans, Incest, Totems, Phratries, Hordes, Mana, Taboos, Corroborees, Sodalities, Menstrual Blood, Apes, Churingas, Cairins, and Other Mysterious Things

    By Alexandra Maryanski

    The Birth of the Gods is dedicated to Durkheim's effort to understand the basis of social integration. Unlike most social scientists, then and now, Durkheim concluded that humans are naturally more individualistic than collectivistic, that the primal social unit for humans is the macro-level unit (…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28 
    Routledge

  • Public Commissions on Cultural and Religious Diversity: National Narratives, Multiple Identities and Minorities book cover

    Public Commissions on Cultural and Religious Diversity

    National Narratives, Multiple Identities and Minorities

    Edited by Katayoun Alidadi, Marie-Claire Foblets

    In several Western countries, expert commissions composed of academics, public figures, politicians and community organisers, have been established by governments or civil society to reflect on the changes and challenges of an increasingly plural society. Commission recommendations on how to ‘…

    Hardback – 2018-06-18 
    Routledge

  • Being Spiritual but Not Religious: Past, Present, Future(s) book cover

    Being Spiritual but Not Religious

    Past, Present, Future(s)

    Edited by William Parsons

    In its most general sense, the term "Spiritual but Not Religious" denotes those who, on the one hand, are disillusioned with traditional institutional religion and, on the other hand, feel that those same traditions contain deep wisdom about the human condition. This edited collection speaks to…

    Hardback – 2018-06-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • David Martin and the Sociology of Religion book cover

    David Martin and the Sociology of Religion

    Edited by Hans Joas

    David Martin is a pioneer of a political sociology of religion that integrates a combined analysis of nationalism and political religions with the history of religion. He was one of the first critics of the so-called secularization thesis, and his historical orientation makes him one of the few…

    Hardback – 2018-06-15 
    Routledge

  • The Warrior and the Pacifist: Competing Motifs in Buddhism, Judaism, Islam and Christianity book cover

    The Warrior and the Pacifist

    Competing Motifs in Buddhism, Judaism, Islam and Christianity

    Edited by Lester R. Kurtz

    This book looks at two contradictory ethical motifs – the warrior and the pacificist – across four major faith traditions: Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and their role in shaping our understanding of violence and the morality of its use. The Warrior and the Pacifist explores how these…

    Paperback – 2018-06-12 
    Routledge

  • Atheist Exceptionalism: Atheism, Religion, and the United States Supreme Court book cover

    Atheist Exceptionalism

    Atheism, Religion, and the United States Supreme Court

    By Ethan G. Quillen

    Due to its Constitution, and particularly to that Constitution's First Amendment, the relationship between religion and politics in the United States is rather unusual. This is especially the case concerning the manner with which religious terminology is defined via the discourse adopted by the…

    Hardback – 2018-06-06 
    Routledge
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • The Politics of New Atheism book cover

    The Politics of New Atheism

    By Stuart Mcanulla, Steven Kettell, Marcus Schulzke

    New atheism is best known as a literary and media phenomenon which has resulted in the widespread discussion of the anti-religious arguments of authors such as Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens, yet it also has strongly political dimensions. This book analyses the political…

    Hardback – 2018-06-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics

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