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Sociology of Religion

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  • Headscarf Politics in Turkeyby Merve Kavakci Islam; John L. Esposito; Lord Eric Avebury

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    This book questions the 'role model' status of the Turkish Republic with respect to the advancement of female agency in a secular context by using the study of women with headscarves as a case in point. Turkey's commitment to modernization depends heavily on secularism which involves, among other things, the westernization of women's appearance. more...

  • Returning to Religionby Jonathan Benthall

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95

    How can one explain the resurgence of religion, even in a western context of rationality and scientific endeavour? The persistence of religious expression has compelled even diehard secularists, or proponents of the 'secularization thesis', to rethink their positions. Jonathan Benthall explains precisely why societies are not bound to embrace western... more...

  • Intimating the Sacredby Andrew Hock Soon Ng

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2011; US$ 45.00

    Religion has featured in Anglophone literature in Malaysia from colonial times to the present. In Intimating the Sacred, Andrew Hock Soon Ng considers the practice of everyday religiosity as represented in literature, which is often starkly opposed to the impression created by religious rhetoric promoted by the government. The book?s examination of... more...

  • Understanding Religion and Popular Cultureby Terry Ray Clark; Dan W. Clanton Jr.

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 37.95

    This introductory text provides students with a 'toolbox' of approaches for analyzing religion and popular culture. It encourages readers to think critically about the ways in which popular cultural practices and products, especially those considered as forms of entertainment, are laden with religious ideas, themes, and values. The chapters feature... more...

  • The Sociology of Religionby Grace Davie

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 61.00

    "Davie accomplishes four things, any one of which would be worth the price of the book. First, she provides a clear, thorough review of theory and research in the sociology of religion, and argues successfully for its position as a central subdiscipline. Second, she displays an impressive command of comparative literature in the field, using French,... more...

  • Myths, Models and Paradigmsby Ian G. Barbour

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 9.00

    Scientist and philosophers have more in common than might first appear, especially when the language used in the two disciplines receives a closer scrutiny, Ian G. Barbour treats three scientific view-points that can clarify the specific nature of religious language. The first theme is the diverse function of language . Science and religion each... more...

  • Evangelical Christians and Popular Cultureby Robert Woods

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 194.00

    Evangelical Christians and Popular Culture: Pop Goes the Gospel addresses the full spectrum of evangelical media and popular culture offerings, even delving into lesser-known forms of evangelical popular culture such as comic books, video games, and theme parks. The chapters in this 3-volume work are written by over 50 authors who specialize in... more...

  • There Is No Godby David A. Williamson; George Yancey

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 41.99

    There is No God: Atheists in America explores the growing number of atheists in America. While the United States is still a religious nation, there is an increasingly visible number of people who profess faith in no god, and yet, beyond their most famous spokespeople, we know little about this growing group. There is No God draws on national... more...

  • Crescent Moon Risingby Paul L. Williams

    Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 12.99

    Forty years ago, Muslims in America were a statistically insignificant minority, numbering fewer than one thousand individuals. By contrast, Islam is today the second-largest and fastest growing religion in America, with more than six million adherents. In Crescent Moon Rising , journalist Paul L. Williams examines the phenomenal rise of Islam in... more...

  • God and His Demonsby Michael Parenti

    Prometheus Books 2010; US$ 11.99

    A noted author and activist brings his critical acumen and rhetorical skills to bear in this polemic against the dark side of religion. Unlike some popular works by stridently outspoken atheists, this is not a blanket condemnation of all believers. Rather the author's focus is the heartless exploitation of faithful followers by those in power, as well... more...