Sociology: Sociology of Religion

  • Online Catholic Communities: Community, Authority, and Religious Individualization book cover

    Online Catholic Communities

    Community, Authority, and Religious Individualization

    By Marta Kołodziejska

    The Catholic Church has been moving into a new phase, one where its congregation can choose to meet and practice elements of their own version of their faith on online forums. This new form of congregating allows for an individualised faith to manifest itself outside of the usual church authority…

    Hardback – 2018-04-25
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Digital Culture

  • Secularism and Identity: Non-Islamiosity in the Iranian Diaspora book cover

    Secularism and Identity

    Non-Islamiosity in the Iranian Diaspora

    By Reza Gholami

    Within western political, media and academic discourses, Muslim communities are predominantly seen through the prism of their Islamic religiosities, yet there exist within diasporic communities unique and complex secularisms. Drawing on detailed interview and ethnographic material gathered in the…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25
    Studies in Migration and Diaspora

  • God, Politics, Economy: Social Theory and the Paradoxes of Religion book cover

    God, Politics, Economy

    Social Theory and the Paradoxes of Religion

    By Bulent Diken

    The book intervenes into the contemporary debate on religion, politics, and economy, focusing on the field of formation which emerges as these seemingly autonomous spheres encounter one another. Empirically, it concentrates on examples from literature, theatre, and cinema as well as a case study…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Food, Farming and Religion: Emerging Ethical Perspectives book cover

    Food, Farming and Religion

    Emerging Ethical Perspectives

    By Gretel Van Wieren

    Although the religious and ethical consideration of food and eating is not a new phenomenon, the debate about food and eating today is distinctly different from most of what has preceded it in the history of Western culture. Yet the field of environmental ethics, especially religious approaches to…

    Paperback – 2018-04-23
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Family and Population Changes in Singapore: A unique case in the global family change book cover

    Family and Population Changes in Singapore

    A unique case in the global family change

    Edited by Wei-Jun Jean Yeung, Shu Hu

    This book depicts the evolution of Singapore’s family and population landscape in the last half a century, the related public policies, and future challenges. Since the country gained independence in 1965, family and population policies have been integral to her nation-building strategies. The…

    Hardback – 2018-04-16
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Religion and Social Transformations: Volume 2 book cover

    Religion and Social Transformations

    Volume 2

    Edited by David Herbert

    This title was first published in 2002: Religion and Social Transformations examines the reciprocal relationship between religion, modernity and social change. The book focuses on the world's three major missionary religions - Buddhism, Christianity and Islam. It explores how these three traditions…

    Hardback – 2018-04-10
    Routledge Revivals

  • Applied Family Law in Islamic Courts: Shari’a Courts in Gaza book cover

    Applied Family Law in Islamic Courts

    Shari’a Courts in Gaza

    By Nahda Shehada

    Written from an ethnographic perspective, this book investigates the socio-legal aspects of Islamic jurisprudence in Gaza-Palestine. It examines the way judges, lawyers and litigants operate with respect to the law and with each other, particularly given their different positions in the power…

    Hardback – 2018-03-29
    Islamic Law in Context

  • Christianity and American State Violence in Iraq: Priestly or Prophetic? book cover

    Christianity and American State Violence in Iraq

    Priestly or Prophetic?

    By Christopher A. Morrissey

    The world continues to be threatened by non-state, religiously-rationalized violence. While some fail to the see the connections between the United States’ intervention in the Middle East and this ongoing threat, the non-state perpetrators of terror consistently identify American meddling as one of…

    Hardback – 2018-03-12
    Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

  • Leaving Christian Fundamentalism and the Reconstruction of Identity book cover

    Leaving Christian Fundamentalism and the Reconstruction of Identity

    By Josie McSkimming

    There is an increasing interest in the influence of religious fundamentalism upon people’s motivation, identity and decision-making. Leaving Christian Fundamentalism and the Re-construction of Identity details the stories of those who have left Christian fundamentalist churches and how they change…

    Paperback – 2018-03-12

  • Dying: A Social Perspective on the End of Life book cover

    Dying: A Social Perspective on the End of Life

    By Alex Broom

    An inevitable and universal experience, dying is experienced by individuals in different ways, often related to the character of our relationships, family structures, gender identities, cultural backgrounds, and economic means. Drawing on extensive qualitative fieldwork with patients, carers and…

    Paperback – 2018-03-09

  • Spaces of Spirituality book cover

    Spaces of Spirituality

    Edited by Nadia Bartolini, Sara MacKian, Steve Pile

    Spirituality is, too often, subsumed under the heading of religion and treated as much the same kind of thing. Yet spirituality extends far beyond the spaces of religion. The spiritual makes geography strange, challenging the relationship between the known and the unknown, between the real and the…

    Hardback – 2018-02-20
    Routledge Research in Culture, Space and Identity

  • Orthodox Identities in Western Europe: Migration, Settlement and Innovation book cover

    Orthodox Identities in Western Europe

    Migration, Settlement and Innovation

    Edited by Maria Hämmerli, Jean-François Mayer

    The Orthodox migration in the West matters, despite its unobtrusive presence. And it matters in a way that has not yet been explored in social and religious studies: in terms of size, geographical scope, theological input and social impact. This book explores the adjustment of Orthodox migrants and…

    Paperback – 2018-02-19

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