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Sociology of Religion

  • Religion and Society in the Diocese of St Davids 1485–2011by William Gibson; John Morgan-Guy

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    During the medieval and early modern periods the Welsh diocese of St Davids was one of the largest in the country and the most remote. As this collection makes clear, this combination of factors resulted in a religious life which was less regulated by the institutional forces of Church and State. Addressing key ideas in the development of popular religious... more...

  • New Centers of Global Evangelicalism in Latin America and Africaby Stephen Offutt

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 72.00

    This book argues that local and global religious social forces are primarily responsible for the social developments in communities in the global south. more...

  • Islam and Citizenship Educationby Ednan Aslan; Marcia Hermansen

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 79.99

    The scholarly contributors to this volume investigate various means to stimulate and facilitate reflection on new social relations while clarifying the contradictions between religious and social affiliation from different perspectives and experiences. They explore hindrances whose removal could enable Muslim children and youth to pursue equal participation... more...

  • Religion and Human Rightsby Hans-Georg Ziebertz; Gordan Crpic

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 0.00

    This book examines the relationship between human rights and religiosity. It discusses whether the impact of religiosity on human rights is liberational or suppressive, and sheds light on the direction in which the relationship between religion and human rights is expected to develop. The questions explored in this volume are: Which are the rights... more...

  • Judaism, Christianity, and Islamby Sander L. Gilman

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2015; US$ 65.00

    Islam, Christianity, and Judaism share several common features, including their historical origins in the prophet Abraham, their belief in a single divine being, and their modern global expanse. Yet it is the seeming closeness of these "Abrahamic" religions that draws attention to the real or imagined differences between them. This volume... more...

  • Tourismus und Authentizitätby Robert Schäfer

    transcript 2015; US$ 37.93

    Welche Bedeutung hat Tourismus für die Gesellschaft heute? Ausgehend von der These der »staged authenticity« (MacCannell) und anhand touristischer Fallbeispiele ergründet Robert Schäfer, welche Rolle der Tourismus in der heutigen Gesellschaft spielt und was in diesem Zusammenhang Authentizität bedeutet. Durch die Verschränkung von empirischer Forschung... more...

  • The Muslim Brotherhood and its Quest for Hegemony in Egyptby Annette Ranko

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 59.99

    Annette Ranko analyses the Muslim Brotherhood?s challenging of the Mubarak regime and the ensuing struggle between the two from 1981 to 2011. She furthermore traces how the group evolved throughout the process of that struggle. She studies how the Brotherhood?s portrayal of itself as an attractive alternative to the regime provoked the Mubarak regime... more...

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

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 0.00

    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...

  • Therapy, Culture and Spiritualityby Greg Nolan; William West

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    This edited collection addresses how therapy can engage with issues of race, culture, religion and spirituality. It is a response to the need for practitioners to further their understanding and skills base in developing ways of appropriately responding to the interconnectivity of these evolving issues. more...

  • Schriften zur Soziologieby Franz Oppenheimer; Klaus Lichtblau

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 0.00

    Mit den im vorliegenden Band zum Abdruck kommenden Beiträgen Franz Oppenheimers zur Sozialökonomik, dem akademischen Selbstverständnis der modernen Soziologie sowie zum Antisemitismus erhält der Leser einen hervorragenden Überblick über das Werk dieses bedeutenden europäischen Gelehrten. Eingeleitet wird die Aufsatzsammlung von Klaus Lichtblau, der... more...