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  • Veiled threatsby Naaz Rashid

    Policy Press 2016; US$ 42.95

    Uses original scholarship and empirical research to examine how Muslim women are represented in social policy discourse and situated within national debates about Britishness, the death of multiculturalism and international terrorism. more...

  • God in Captivityby Tanya Erzen

    Beacon Press 2017; US$ 25.99

    An eye-opening account of how and why evangelical Christian ministries are flourishing in prisons across the United States It is by now well known that the United States? incarceration rate is the highest in the world. What is not broadly understood is how cash-strapped and overcrowded state and federal prisons are increasingly relying on religious... more...

  • Debating Shariaby Anna Korteweg; Jennifer Selby

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2012; Not Available

    Focusing on the legal ramifications of Sharia law in the context of rapidly changing Western liberal democracies, Debating Sharia approaches the issue from a variety of methodological perspectives. more...

  • Religion in the Ranksby Joanne Rennick; Romeo Dallaire

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2011; Not Available

    Examining the changing functions of the official religious leaders in the chaplaincy as well as the place and purpose of religion in the lives of regular military personnel, Religion in the Ranks explores this question in the context of late modernity and the Canadian secular state. more...

  • Places of Faithby Christopher P. Scheitle; Roger Finke

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 21.99

    Places of Faith will offer an introduction to America's astounding religious diversity by taking readers on a cross-country religious road trip. Christopher Scheitle and Roger Finke have crisscrossed the country visiting churches in small towns and rural areas as well as the mega-churches, storefronts, synagogues, Islamic centers, Eastern temples,... more...

  • God Hates Fagsby Michael Cobb

    NYU Press 2006; US$ 26.00

    2007 Choice Outstanding Academic Title At the funeral of Matthew Shepard?the young Wyoming man brutally murdered for being gay?the Reverend Fred Phelps led his parishioners in protest, displaying signs with slogans like ?Matt Shepard rots in Hell,? ?Fags Die God Laughs,? and ?God Hates Fags.? In counter-protest, activists launched an ?angel action,?... more...

  • Challenging Identitiesby Peter Madsen

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Identity is a keyword in a number of academic fields as well as in public debate and in politics. During the last decades, references to identity have proliferated, yet there is no simple definition available that corresponds to the use of the notion in all contexts. The significance of the notion depends on the conceptual or ideological constellation... more...

  • The Nature of Sociologyby Mike Gane

    Berghahn Books 2005; US$ 27.95

    Having taken over the leadership of the French school of sociology after the death of his uncle, Emile Durkheim, in 1917, Mauss, celebrated author of The Gift, re-launched the flagship journal, the Année sociologique. Here are two of Mauss's most significant statements on the social sciences. The first, written with Fauconnet, outlines the methodological... more...

  • Circuits of Faithby Michael Farquhar

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 45.00 US$ 40.99

    The Islamic University of Medina was established by the Saudi state in 1961 to provide religious instruction primarily to foreign students. Students would come to Medina for religious education and were then expected to act as missionaries, promoting an understanding of Islam in line with the core tenets of Wahhabism. By the early 2000s, more than... more...

  • Uprising of the Foolsby Vikash Singh

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 27.95 US$ 25.50

    At first glance a pilgrimage that requires people to walk hundreds of miles, carrying containers of sacred water, looks like a display of religious fundamentalism. But when Vikash Singh walked with the pilgrims of the Kanwar procession in India, he found something entirely different: religion was not a reaction against modernity, but a practical strategy... more...