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  • Passage of Darknessby Wade Davis

    The University of North Carolina Press 1988; US$ 33.95

    Interdisciplinary in nature, this study reveals a netowrk of power relations reaching all levels of Haitian political life. It sheds light on recent Haitian political history, including the meteoric rise under Duvalier of the Tonton Macoute. By explaining zombification as a rational process within the context of traditional Vodoun society, Davis demystifies... more...

  • American Civil Religionby Gary Laderman

    Fortress Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    Fortress Press?s first original eTextbook traces the intersection of religion, politics, and society with a focus on civil religion as a long-standing and still relevant aspect of American culture. Tracing the contemporary landscape in America, this work also reveals how deeply rooted this kind of religious culture is in American history. The book... more...

  • Religion in Contemporary Americaby Charles H. Lippy; Eric Tranby

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This book provides a fresh, engaging multi-disciplinary introduction to religion in contemporary America. Students and instructors will find the combination of historical and sociological perspectives an invaluable aid to understanding this fascinating but complex field. more...

  • Across Bordersby Joerg Rieger; Nestor O. Miguez; Michelle A. Gonzalez; Jung Mo Sung; Miguel A. De La Torre; Nancy Elizabeth Bedford

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 64.99

    In this volume prominent Latin American and U.S. Latino/a scholars of theology and religion work together to present insights into the latest developments of their fields in the tensions between North and South in the Americas. more...

  • Ritual and Memoryby Harvey Whitehouse; James Laidlaw

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 36.99

    Ethnographers of religion have created a vast record of religious behavior from small-scale non-literate societies to globally distributed religions in urban settings. So a theory that claims to explain prominent features of ritual, myth, and belief in all contexts everywhere causes ethnographers a skeptical pause. In Ritual and Memory, however, a... more...

  • Religion and Public Life in the Mountain Westby Mark Silk; Jan Shipps

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 22.99

    Huge mountain ranges and vast uninhabited areas characterize the Mountain West. The region is home to several dense urban centers, but there is enough space between cities for three very distinct religious cultures to develop. Arizona and New Mexico's religious public life is still dominated by the Catholic church which was in place three centuries... more...

  • Varieties of Southern Religious Experiencesby Samuel S. Hill

    LSU Press 1988; US$ 19.95

    Varieties of Southern Religious Experience reflects the central assumption that there has been a distinct South for a long time, and effectively and engagingly examines the genuine diversity of that region's religious history. more...

  • A Wall of Separation?by Mary Segers; Ted G. Jelen; Clarke E. Cochran

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1998; US$ 23.99

    Should the wall of separation between church and state be permeable or inviolable? This question has been hotly contested since the nation's founding and contentious debates persist today. With a collection of the most significant documents and an introduction by Clarke E. Cochran that provides the historical context of the debate, prominent scholars... more...

  • Religions in Asian Americaby Pyong Gap Min; Jung Ha Kim

    AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 32.99

    Religions in Asian America provides a comprehensive overview of the religious practices of Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Laotian Americans. How these new communities work through issues of gender, race, transnationalism, income disparities and social service, and the passing along an ethnic identity to the... more...

  • Religion Across Bordersby Helen Rose Ebaugh; Janet Saltzman Chafetz

    AltaMira Press 2002; US$ 32.99

    Religion Across Borders examines both personal and organizational networks that exist between members in U.S. immigrant religious communities and individuals and religious institutions left behind. Building upon Religion and the New Immigrants (2000)_their previous study of immigrant religious communities in Houston_sociologists Ebaugh and Chafetz... more...