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  • God and His Demonsby Michael Parenti

    Prometheus Books 2010; US$ 11.99

    A thorough and hard-hitting critique that is a must read for anyone interested in the interaction between religion and science. It has become the prevalent view among sociologists, historians, and some theistic scientists that religion and science have never been in serious conflict. Some even claim that Christianity was responsible for the development... more...

  • The Sociology of Islamby Bryan S. Turner; Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95

    Taking a thematic approach, Bryan S. Turner draws together his important writings in sociology and Islam which engage with the relationship of Islam and the ideas of Western social thinkers. Turner engages with the broad categories of capitalism, orientalism, modernity, gender, and citizenship among others, as he explores how Muslims adapt to the changing... more...

  • The Burqa Affair Across Europeby Alessandro Ferrari; Sabrina Pastorelli

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    This book provides a useful comparative perspective on how the issue of wearing the full-face veil or burqa/niqab has been dealt with across a range of European states as well as at European institutional level. In so doing, the work draws a theoretical framework for the place of religion between public and private space. With contributions from leading... more...

  • God's Harvardby Hanna Rosin

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 14.99

    Since 2000, America?s most ambitious young evangelicals have been making their way to Patrick Henry College, a small Christian school just outside the nation?s capital. Most of them are homeschoolers whose idealism and discipline put the average American teenager to shame. And God?s Harvard grooms these students to be the elite of tomorrow, dispatching... more...

  • Zwischen Bibel und Grundgesetzby Katja Guske

    Springer 2013; US$ 39.99

    Politisch einflussreiche Evangelikale werden insbesondere in den USA verortet. Doch auch deutsche Evangelikale uben einen nicht zu unterschatzenden politischen Einfluss aus. Katja Guske analysiert detailliert politische Einstellungen, Aktivitaten und Handlungsstrategien der deutschen Evangelikalen. Die bisher in den Politikwissenschaften vernachlassigte... more...

  • Jewish on Their Own Termsby Jennifer A. Thompson

    Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 26.95

    This book provides a complex, insightful portrait of intermarried couples and the new forms of American Judaism that they are constructing. It tells the stories of intermarried couples, the rabbis and other Jewish educators who work with them, and the conflicting public conversations about intermarriage among American Jews. Ethnography is used to... more...

  • Sociological Theory: Pretence and Possibilityby Keith Dixon

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    First published in 1973, this book is concerned with the question of whether Sociology is, or ought to be, a theoretical science. Keith Dixon argues that the pretence to the theoretical is a hindrance to the development of the field of Sociology, which devalues significant empirical work by giving status to research findings only in so far as they... more...

  • Religion and Inequality in Americaby Lisa A. Keister; Darren E. Sherkat

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 26.00

    Examines how social inequality is affected by religious beliefs and affiliation, with contributions in the fields of religion and sociology. more...

  • Ritual and Belief in Morocco: Vol. Iby Edward Westermarck

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 170.00

    Between the years of 1898 and 1926, Edward Westermarck spent a total of seven years in Morocco, visiting towns and tribes in different parts of the country, meeting local people and learning about their language and culture; his findings are noted in this two-volume set, first published in 1926. Alongside extensive reference material, including Westermarck?s... more...

  • Terrifiedby Christopher Bail

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    In July 2010, Terry Jones, the pastor of a small fundamentalist church in Florida, announced plans to burn two hundred Qur?ans on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Though he ended up canceling the stunt in the face of widespread public backlash, his threat sparked violent protests across the Muslim world that left at least twenty people... more...