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Sociology of Religion

  • Marking the Jews in Renaissance Italyby Flora Cassen

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    This book examines the discriminatory marking of Jews in Renaissance Italy and the impacts this had on the Jewish communities. more...

  • Understanding Veganismby Nathan Stephens Griffin

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 50.19

    This book focuses on the increasingly popular phenomenon of veganism, a way of living that attempts to exclude all animal products on ethical grounds. Using data from biographical interviews with vegans, the author untangles the complex topic of veganism to understand vegan identity from a critical and biographical perspective. Shaped by the participants’... more...

  • Rural Isolation and Dual Cultural Existenceby David K. Abe

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 93.39

    This book studies the Japanese-American coffee farmers in Kona, Hawaii. Specifically, it sheds light on the role of first and second generation immigrants in the emergence of the Kona coffee agricultural economy, as well as factors that contributed to the creation of the Japanese community in Kona. The people there have survived much turmoil, including... more...

  • Excitement Processesby Jan Haut; Paddy Dolan; Dieter Reicher; Raúl Sánchez García

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 49.05

    The book focuses on major aspects of Norbert Elias's social theory through research on supposed “minor” topics, such as manners, sports, leisure and cultural practices. While many of his publications became essential for scholars in the different disciplines concerned, the development of the figurational approach towards these fields was not always... more...

  • Digesting Femininitiesby Natalie Jovanovski

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 94.48

    This volume addresses how the rhetoric of feminist empowerment has been combined with mainstream representations of food, thus creating a cultural consciousness around food and eating that is unmistakably pathological. Throughout, Natalie Jovanovski discusses key texts written by women, for women: best-selling diet books, popular cookbooks produced... more...

  • Rhetoric, Social Value and the Artsby Charlotte Bonham-Carter; Nicola Mann

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 52.48

    The book reveals how the ‘social value of art’ may have one meaning for a policy maker, another for a museum and still yet another for an artist – and it is therefore in the interaction between these agents that we learn the most about the importance of rhetoric and interpretation. As a trajectory in art history, socially engaged art has a long... more...

  • Leisure’s Legacyby Robert A. Stebbins

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 93.39

    This book illustrates how leisure, as with other complex ideas that hold currency in today’s world, suffers at the level of common sense, due to a combination of oversimplification, moral depreciation, and even lack of recognition. Leisure’s modern legacy is both profound and immense, as a product of approximately 45 years of steady research,... more...

  • Foodsaving in Europeby Simone Baglioni; Francesca Calò; Paola Garrone; Mario Molteni

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 50.19

    This book provides comparative, multi-disciplinary research on the surplus food distribution in Europe and its relation to food poverty, with a focus on the interaction of for-profit and non-profit organisations. It offers an informed and rich discussion in understanding the collaboration between profit and non-profit organisations involved in food... more...

  • Resistance in Everyday Lifeby Nandita Chaudhary; Pernille Hviid; Giuseppina Marsico; Jakob Waag Villadsen

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 105.07

    This book is about resistance in everyday life, illustrated through empirical contexts from different parts of the world. Resistance is a widespread phenomenon in biological, social and psychological domains of human cultural development. Yet, it is not well articulated in the academic literature and, when it is, resistance is most often considered... more...

  • Muslim Communities in England 1962-90by Jed Fazakarley

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 94.48

    This book analyses Muslim integration into English society from the 1960s to the 1990s. The author argues that, contrary to common narratives built around a sudden transformation during the Rushdie affair, religious identity was of great importance to English Muslims throughout this period. The study also considers what the experiences... more...