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Sociology of Religion

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  • Religion in Chinaby Fenggang Yang

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 17.99

    In Religion in China, Fenggang Yang provides a comprehensive overview of the religious change in China under Communism, drawing on his ''political economy'' approach to the sociology of religion. more...

  • No Longer Invisibleby Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen; Douglas Jacobsen

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 21.99

    Drawing on interviews with hundreds of university professors, co-curricular educators, administrators, and students from public and private colleges and universities across the United States, Douglas and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen demonstrate that religion is essential for the work of higher education in the twenty-first century. more...

  • Women's Lives, Women's Rituals in the Hindu Traditionby Tracy Pintchman

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 19.99

    In this book, Tracy Pintchman has assembled ten leading scholars of Hinduism to explore the complex relationship between Hindu women's rituals and their lives beyond ritual. The book focuses particularly on the relationship of women's ritual practices to domesticity, exposing and exploring the nuances, complexities, and limits of this relationship.... more...

  • Devoted to Deathby R. Andrew Chesnut

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 16.99

    R. Andrew Chesnut offers a fascinating portrayal of Santa Muerte, a skeleton saint whose cult has attracted millions of devotees in the past eight years. As a personification of death, the Grim Reapress has become one of the most popular and powerful saints on both the Mexican and American religious landscapes. Although condemned as satanic by both... more...

  • The New Heretics of Franceby Susan Palmer

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 87.99

    Since the Age of Enlightenment, France has upheld clear constitutional guidelines that protect human rights and religious freedom. Today, however, intolerant attitudes and discriminatory practices towards unconventional faiths have become acceptable and even institutionalized in public life. Susan Palmer offers an insightful examination of France's... more...

  • Political Theology for a Plural Ageby Michael Jon Kessler

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 30.99

    Political Theology for a Plural Age provides historic and contemporary understandings of political engagement in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, engaging political theologies not merely as a set of theoretical concepts but as religious beliefs and principles that motivate specific political action. more...

  • Sacred Groves and Local Godsby Eliza F. Kent

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 35.99

    Drawing on fieldwork conducted in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu over seven years, Eliza F. Kent offers a compelling examination of the religious and social context in which south India's sacred groves take on meaning for the villagers who maintain them, and shows how they have become objects of fascination and hope for Indian environmentalists. more...

  • Race, Nation, and Religion in the Americasby Henry Goldschmidt; Elizabeth McAlister

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 37.99

    This collection of all new essays will explore the complex and unstable articulations of race and religion that have helped to produce "Black," "White," "Creole," "Indian," "Asian," and other racialized identities and communities in the Americas. Drawing on original research in a range of disciplines, the authors will investigate: 1) how the intertwined... more...

  • One Family Under Godby Grace Yukich

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 25.99

    What does progressive religion reveal about American ''family values?'' Grace Yukich shows how, in an anti-immigrant climate, religious activists in the New Sanctuary Movement call on Americans to keep immigrant families together by ending deportation. more...

  • Sacred Stories, Spiritual Tribesby Nancy Tatom Ammerman

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 21.99

    Nancy Tatom Ammerman examines the stories Americans tell of their everyday lives, from dinner table to office and shopping mall to doctor's office, about the things that matter most to them and the routines they take for granted, and the times and places where the everyday and ordinary meet the spiritual. more...