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Sociology of Religion

  • 'Honour' Killing and Violenceby Aisha K. Gill; Carolyn Strange; Karl Roberts

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 36.00

    In this interdisciplinary collection leading experts and scholars from criminology, psychology, law and history provide a compelling analysis of practices and beliefs that lead to violence against women, men and children in the name 'honour'. more...

  • 'Ndranghetaby Anne Sergi; Anita Lavorgna

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 48.29

    This book presents an historical and sociological account of the Italian mafia-type organisation known as the ?ndrangheta. It draws together diverse perspectives on the various ?ndrangheta clans and their behavioural models, focusing specifically on their organisational skills, their bonds with Calabrian society and Calabrian communities around the... more...

  • "Photos of the Gods"by Christopher Pinney

    Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 29.00

    Drawing on years of archival research, interviews with artists and publishers, and the ethnographic study of their rural consumers, Christopher Pinney traces the intimate connections between the production and consumption of mass-produced images in India and the struggle against colonial rule. more...

  • 'Til Faith Do Us Partby Naomi Schaefer Riley

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    'Til Faith Do Us Part is a fascinating exploration of the promise and peril of interfaith marriage today. It will be required reading not only for interfaith couples or anyone considering interfaith marriage, but for all those interested in learning more about this significant, yet understudied phenomenon and the impact it is having on America. more...

  • (Un)heimliche Lustby Sabine Grenz

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 37.75

    In dieser kulturgeschichtlichen und empirischen Studie wird der Konsum sexueller Dienstleistungen von Männern untersucht. Im Vordergrund steht dabei die Bearbeitung grundlegender Fragen der Prostitutionsdebatte, zum Beispiel darüber, ob Prostitution einen Beitrag zur sexuellen Freiheit leistet. more...

  • 3D-Kinoby Claudia Wegener; Jesko Jockenhövel; Mariann Gibbon

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 18.87

    Dreidimensionales Kino ist im Trend: Internationale Filmfestivals eröffenen mit 3D-Filmen, große Filmproduktionen werden immer häufiger auch oder ausschließlich dreidimensional umgesetzt, Gerätehersteller versuchen, den 3D-Markt im Bereich des Home-Entertainments zu erschließen. Das Buch nimmt die Perspektive des Publikums in den Blick und setzt sich... more...

  • 50 Schlüsselideen Religionby Peter Stanford; Sebastian Vogel

    Spektrum Akademischer Verlag 2014; US$ 19.99

    Eine Entdeckungsreise zu den Religionen der Welt und in die Sphäre von Glauben und Spiritualität Das gottförmige Vakuum  - Heilige Texte  - Gut und Böse  - Leben und Tod - Die Goldene Regel  - Riten und Rituale  - Das Leben Jesu  - Gott und Mammon  - Reformation  - Das Papsttum  - Schuld und Frauenfeindlichkeit  - Der Heilige Geist  - Heilige... more...

  • 9/11 Handbookby Hans G. Kippenberg; Tilman Seidensticker

    Equinox Publishing Ltd 2006; US$ 22.95

    The book contains the first scholarly edition of the Arabic text of the Manual of the Attackers of 9/11, along with an English translation and commentary, and studies concerning its context. It makes a document available that is crucial in understanding 9/11. It addresses the issues debated in public: Is the text a forgery? Are suicidal attacks... more...

  • African American Religious Cultures [2 volumes]by Anthony Pinn

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 191.00

    Like no previous reference, African American Religious Cultures captures the full scope of African American religious identity, tracing the long history of African American engagement with spiritual practice while exploring the origins and complexities of current religious traditions. This breakthrough encyclopedia offers alphabetically organized... more...

  • Africas of the Americasby Stephan Palmié

    BRILL 2008; US$ 126.00

    Until recently, African Americanist scholarship has been dominated by programmatic searches for African origins. This book aims to transcend this research agenda by exploring the ritual and discursive production and reproduction of conceptions of Africa and Africanity in the Americas. more...