Sociology: Sociology of Religion

  • Monasticism in Modern Times book cover

    Monasticism in Modern Times

    Edited by Isabelle Jonveaux, Stefania Palmisano

    This book presents a broad sociological perspective on the contemporary issues facing Christian monasticism. Since the founding work of Max Weber, the sociology of monasticism has received little attention. However, the field is now being revitalized by some new research. Focusing on Christian…

    Hardback – 2016-10-25

  • Religion in America: The Basics book cover

    Religion in America: The Basics

    By Michael Pasquier

    Religion in America: The Basics is a concise introduction to the historical development of religions in the United States. It is an invitation to explore the complex tapestry of religious beliefs and practices that shaped life in North America from the colonial encounters of the fifteenth century…

    Paperback – 2016-10-24
    The Basics

  • Routledge Revivals: New India (1909): or India in Transition book cover

    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 – 2016-10-24

  • Routledge Revivals: Uphill Steps in India (1930) book cover

    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 – 2016-10-24

  • Race and Ethnicity in Secret and Exclusive Social Orders: Blood and Shadow book cover

    Race and Ethnicity in Secret and Exclusive Social Orders

    Blood and Shadow

    Edited by Matthew W. Hughey

    Secret and private organizations, in the form of Greek-letter organizations, mutual aid societies, and civic orders, together possess a storied and often-romanticized place in popular culture. While much has been made of these groups’ glamorous origins and influence—such as the Freemasons’ genesis…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Ethnic and Racial Studies

  • Globalization, Ethics and Islam: The Case of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi book cover

    Globalization, Ethics and Islam

    The Case of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi

    By Ibrahim Ozdemir

    Edited by Ian Markham

    Said Nursi (1877-1960) was an advocate of a form of Islam strongly committed to non-violence and constructive engagement with the West and Christianity. He has six million followers - the Nursi community - primarily in Turkey. Yet many in the USA and Europe are not familiar with his important work;…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19

  • The Creation of Quaker Theory: Insider Perspectives book cover

    The Creation of Quaker Theory

    Insider Perspectives

    Edited by Pink Dandelion

    The last forty years has witnessed a 'golden age' of Quaker Studies scholarship, with the bulk of this work into the history and sociology of Quakerism being undertaken by scholars who are also Quakers. For the scholars involved, their Quakerism has both prompted their research interests and…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19

  • Islam and Public Controversy in Europe book cover

    Islam and Public Controversy in Europe

    By Nilüfer Göle

    The public visibility of Islam is becoming increasingly controversial throughout European countries. With case studies drawn from France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK, this book examines a range of public issues, including mosque construction, ritual slaughter, Sharia councils and burqa bans,…

    Paperback – 2016-10-14

  • Youth in the Former Soviet South: Everyday Lives between Experimentation and Regulation book cover

    Youth in the Former Soviet South

    Everyday Lives between Experimentation and Regulation

    Edited by Stefan B. Kirmse

    This book offers the first comprehensive analysis of youth, in all its diversity, in Muslim Central Asia and the Caucasus. It brings together a range of academic perspectives, including media studies, Islamic studies, the sociology of youth, and social anthropology. While most discussions of youth…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11

  • Sensible Religion book cover

    Sensible Religion

    By Christopher Lewis, Dan Cohn-Sherbok

    Around the globe religion is under attack. Humanists, secularists and atheists depict believers as deluded and dangerous. The aim of this book is to challenge this perception. Sensible Religion defends the validity and emphasises the excitement of the religious quest across the faiths. It…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11

  • Transnational Faiths: Latin-American Immigrants and their Religions in Japan book cover

    Transnational Faiths

    Latin-American Immigrants and their Religions in Japan

    By Hugo Córdova Quero, Rafael Shoji

    Japan has witnessed the arrival of thousands of immigrants, since the 1990s, from Latin America, especially from Brazil and Peru. Along with immigrants from other parts of the world, they all express the new face of Japan - one of multiculturality and multi-ethnicity. Newcomers are having a strong…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11

  • Religion as Communication: God's Talk book cover

    Religion as Communication

    God's Talk

    By Enzo Pace

    Why do Gods persist in contemporary society? Religious revival and vitality all over the world contradict the vision of continuing declining of belief. This linear process of eclipse of the sacred in modern society has been proved wrong. Religion indeed is an expert system competent in ultimate…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11

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