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Sociology of Religion

  • Muslim Britainby Tahir Abbas

    Zed Books 2005; US$ 34.95

    This book is a study of how the events of September 11 and the subsequent war on terror have impacted on the lives of British South Asian Muslims. Issues in relation to religious and ethnic identities, citizenship, Islamophobia, gender and education, radicalism, and media and political representation are explored. Chapters are written by experts in... more...

  • Green Deenby Ibrahim Abdul-Matin; Keith Ellison

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2010; US$ 16.95

    ?The Earth is a mosque? Muslims are compelled by their religion to praise the Creator and to care for their community. But what is not widely known is that there are deep and long-standing connections between Islamic teachings and environmentalism. In this groundbreaking book, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin draws on research, scripture, and interviews with Muslim... more...

  • Comics - Bilder, Stories und Sequenzen in religiösen Deutungskulturenby Jörn Ahrens; Frank T. Brinkmann; Nathanael Riemer

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 49.99

    Comics sind fester Bestandteil spätmoderner Text- und Zeichenwelten. Sie haben der Gegenwartskultur nicht nur Storys und Sagenkränze beschert, sondern auch Mythen, Ikonen und Helden. Dass die skizzierten Protagonisten bisweilen auch als Antihelden konstruiert werden ? und sich die Erzählungen insofern auch als Antimythen aufstellen ? bekräftigt im... more...

  • The Wireby Jörn Ahrens; Michael Cuntz; Lars Koch; Marcus Krause; Philipp Schulte

    Springer 2014; US$ 39.99

    ?Am Beispiel von The Wire wird ermittelt, uber welche Kompetenzen zur Analyse komplexer gesellschaftlicher und kultureller Zusammenhange Popularkultur verfugt. Asthetik, Fiktion, Dokumentation, Dramaturgie und Kritik werden in The Wire zu einem Bild urbaner, neoliberaler bis postdemokratischer Realitat einer krisenhaften Gegenwart verwoben. Der Band... more...

  • Kampf um Imagesby Jörn Ahrens; Lutz Hieber; York Kautt

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 39.99

    Der Kampf um Bilder, um ihre Herstellung, ihren Einsatz, ihre Rezeption und Bedeutung reicht sehr weit in die Kulturgeschichte zurück. Von einem ?Kampf um Images? in der Gegenwartsgesellschaft zu sprechen bedeutet indessen, einem soziokulturellen Wandel Rechnung zu tragen, der mit Medienumbrüchen ebenso in Beziehung steht wie mit gesellschaftlichen... more...

  • British Muslim Politicsby Parveen Akhtar

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 110.00

    Although there has emerged a huge interest in the Muslim communities in Britain since 9/11 and 7/7, few academic studies have focused on the political processes within Muslim communities and the impacts these have on civic engagement. This book examines the political biographies and religious identities of British Muslims of Pakistani descent. more...

  • Arabic Literary Thresholdsby Muhsin Al-Musawi

    BRILL 2009; US$ 238.00

    This book provides a very synthetic view of Arabic literature within the field of social sciences and the humanities. It demonstrates an actual shift in the study of Arabic literature and directs attention to new dimensions and perspectives. more...

  • Fathers and Godfathersby Guido Alfani

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 139.95

    In medieval Europe baptism did not merely represent a solemn and public recognition of the 'natural' birth of a child, but was regarded as a second, 'spiritual birth', within a social group often different from the child's blood relations: a spiritual family, composed of godfathers and godmothers. Exploring the changing theological... more...

  • Christmasby Fritz Allhoff; Scott C. Lowe; Stephen Nissenbaum

    Wiley 2011; US$ 20.95

    From Santa, elves and Ebenezer Scrooge, to the culture wars and virgin birth, Christmas - Philosophy for Everyone  explores a host of philosophical issues raised by the practices and beliefs surrounding Christmas. Offers thoughtful and humorous philosophical insights into the most widely celebrated holiday in the Western world Contributions... more...

  • The Yezidi Oral Tradition in Iraqi Kurdistanby Christine Allison

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 190.00

    The Yezidis are a Kurdish-speaking religious minority, neither Muslim, Christian nor Jewish. Their ethnicity has been disputed, but most now claim Kurdish identity. Their heartland, including their holiest shrine, is in the Badinan province of Northern Iraq, and it is the communities in this area which are the main focus of this book. Their highly... more...