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- Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 71.00
Religion is today mainly present in the consciousness of people through keywords like fundamentalism, global conflict or violence. But as what is religion understood and how does it affect the society are questions that need to be examined separately. The contributions in this volume will examine the sub-questions that pose themselves in this light:... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
In this thoroughly revised and updated edition, leading religion and Middle East expert Charles Kimball shows how all religious traditions are susceptible to these basic corruptions and why only authentic faith can prevent such evil. The Five Warning Signs of Corruption in Religion 1. Absolute Truth Claims 2. Blind Obedience 3. Establishing the... more...
- Grosvenor House Publishing 2014; US$ 18.94
Despite much of the world's attention turning to Scotland in 2014 in the year of its Independence Referendum, this is the only ethnographic study of Scottish nationalism to have appeared so far. Based upon over fifteen years of research in a particular locality, the author not only gives the reader an intimate portrait of the relations between class... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00
This book demonstrates principles of Ancestor Veneration Avatars (AVAs), by running avatars based on eleven deceased members of one family through ten highly diverse virtual worlds from the violent Defiance to the intellectual Uru: Myst Online , from the early EverQuest to the recent Elder Scrolls Online . more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00
This volume critically explores the state of religious and civic life and politics on the margins of state spaces by analysing the themes of borders, education, and religions in northern Europe. It suggests that the formation of religious and civic identity through education is not becoming less parochial and more culturally open. It also challenges... more...
- transcript Verlag 2015; US$ 49.00
Welche Bedeutung hat Tourismus für die Gesellschaft heute? Ausgehend von der These der »staged authenticity« (MacCannell) und anhand touristischer Fallbeispiele ergründet Robert Schäfer, welche Rolle der Tourismus in der heutigen Gesellschaft spielt und was in diesem Zusammenhang Authentizität bedeutet. Durch die Verschränkung von empirischer Forschung... more...
- University Press of America 2009; US$ 25.99
This book tells the story of Jewish youth in upstate New York during the fin-de-siZcle decade of the nineteenth century. Ginsburg details periods of transition for these youths by exploring life at various Jewish orphanages, examining a weekly Jewish journal, and profiling individuals as well as Jewish associations. more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95
In Critical Christianity , Courtney Handman analyzes the complex and conflicting forms of sociality that Guhu-Samane Christians of rural Papua New Guinea privilege and celebrate as "the body of Christ." Within Guhu-Samane churches, processes of denominational schism?long relegated to the secular study of politics or identity?are moments of critique... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00
Religion-fuelled terrorism and attacks on freedom of expression have recently drawn headlines across Europe, either in protest or in support of extreme political or religious persuasions. This books explores interdisciplinary perspectives on public discussions of liberal-secular freedoms and their implications in a postsecular world. more...