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Sociology of Religion

  • The Possibility of Altruismby Thomas Nagel

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 35.00 US$ 30.10

    Just as there are rational requirements on thought, there are rational requirements on action. This book defends a conception of ethics, and a related conception of human nature, according to which altruism is included among the basic rational requirements on desire and action. more...

  • Interpreting Charles Taylor?s Social Theory on Religion and Secularizationby Germán McKenzie

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 92.70

    This book examines ?Taylorean social theory,? its sources, main characteristics and impact. Charles Taylor?s meta-narrative of secularization in the West, prominently contained in his major work A Secular Age (2007), has brought new insight on the social and cultural factors that intervened in such process, the role of human agency, and particularly... more...

  • The Limits of Settler Colonial Reconciliationby Sarah Maddison; Tom Clark; Ravi de Costa

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 85.24

    This book investigates whether and how reconciliation in Australia and other settler colonial societies might connect to the attitudes of non-Indigenous people in ways that promote a deeper engagement with Indigenous needs and aspirations. It explores concepts and practices of reconciliation, considering the structural and attitudinal limits to such... more...

  • Love and Intimacy in Online Cross-Cultural Relationshipsby Wilasinee Pananakhonsab

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 86.23

    This book challenges assumptions about the motivations that drive women from relatively poor, developing countries to use intermarriage dating sites to find partners from relatively wealthy, developed countries. It is generally assumed that economic deprivation or economic opportunities are the main factors, but this book instead focuses on the work... more...

  • Time Blindby Kevin K. Birth

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 86.23

    This book explores how modern concepts of time constrain our understanding of temporal diversity. Time is a necessary and pervasive dimension of scholarship, yet rarely have the cultural assumptions about time been explored.  This book looks at how anthropology--a discipline known for the study of cultural, linguistic, historical, and biological... more...

  • Whites Recall the Civil Rights Movement in Birminghamby Sandra Gill

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 47.90

    This illuminating volume examines how the 1963 bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama developed as a trauma of culture. Throughout the book, Gill asks why the ?four little girls? killed in the bombing became part of the nation?s collective memory, while two black boys killed by whites on the same day were all but forgotten.... more...

  • International Theatre Olympicsby Jae Kyoung Kim

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 47.90

    This pivot examines how the Theatre Olympics, born in 1995, have served to enrich each host country?s culture, community, and foreign relations. Looking at the host country?s political, social, and cultural circumstances, it considers how the festival expands the notion of Olympism beyond its application to the Olympic Games, expressing the spirit... more...

  • Precarity and Lossby Tadeusz Rachwal

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 44.77

    The book is devoted to social and political interdependencies of life and work, the interdependencies in which the ideas of loss and deprivation are the founding incentives of the precariousness of the position and the status of the human subject. Loss of property in the economic sense, along with the loss of properties in epistemological terms have... more...

  • Max Weber and Institutional Theoryby M. Rainer Lepsius; Claus Wendt

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 85.24

    This book presents a collection of essays on institutional theory written by the German sociologist and Weber-expert M. Rainer Lepsius. Based on Weber?s work, the author develops concepts of institutional theory, which he subsequently applies to topics such as National Socialism, democratization processes, German unification, and the institutionalization... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Buddhismby Michael Jerryson

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 149.99 US$ 134.99

    The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Buddhism offers a comprehensive collection of work by leading scholars in the field. They examine the historical development of Buddhist traditions throughout the world, from traditional settings like India, Japan, and Tibet, to the less well known regions of Latin America, Africa, and Oceania. more...