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Sociology of Religion

  • Islam and Politics in the Middle Eastby Mark Tessler

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    Some of the most pressing questions in the Middle East and North Africa today revolve around the proper place of Islamic institutions and authorities in governance and political affairs. Drawing on data from 42 surveys carried out in fifteen countries between 1988 and 2011, representing the opinions of more than 60,000 men and women, this study investigates... more...

  • The Impossible Jewby Benjamin Schreier

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.00

    He destroys in order to create. In a sweeping critique of the field, Benjamin Schreier resituates Jewish Studies in order to make room for a critical study of identity and identification. Displacing the assumption that Jewish Studies is necessarily the study of Jews, this book aims to break down the walls of the academic ghetto in which the study... more...

  • American Heathensby Jennifer Snook

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    American Heathens is the first in-depth ethnographic study about the largely misunderstood practice of American Heathenry (Germanic Paganism). Jennifer Snook?who has been Pagan since her early teens and a Heathen since eighteen?traces the development and trajectory of Heathenry as a new religious movement in America, one in which all identities... more...

  • Liturgy in Postcolonial Perspectivesby Cláudio Carvalhaes

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This book brings Christian, Jewish and Muslim scholars from different fields of knowledge and many places across the globe to introduce/expand the dialogue between the field of liturgy and postcolonial/decolonial thinking. Connecting main themes in both fields, this book shows what is at stake in this dialectical scholarship. more...

  • Religion and National Identities in an Enlarged Europeby Willfried Spohn; Matthias Koenig; Wolfgang Knöbl

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    This volume analyzes changing relationships between religion and national identity in the course of European integration. Examining elite discourse, media debates and public opinions across Europe over a decade, it explores how accelerated European integration and Eastern enlargement have affected religious markers of collective identity. more...

  • Building Noah?s Ark for Migrants, Refugees, and Religious Communitiesby Alexander Horstmann; Jin-Heon Jung

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    Building Noah's Ark for Migrants, Refugees, and Religious Communities examines religion within the framework of refugee studies as a public good, with the spiritual and material use of religion shedding new light on the agency of refugees in reconstructing their lives and positioning themselves in hostile environments. more...

  • Archbishop Ramseyby Dr Peter Webster; Dr Andrew Chandler

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 44.95

    Archbishop Michael Ramsey?s archiepiscopate from 1961 to 1974 saw profound renegotiations of the relationship of the Church of England with its own flock, with the nation more widely, with the Anglican church worldwide, and with the other Christian churches. Drawing from unique source material in the Lambeth Palace Library archives and reproducing... more...

  • Online Anti-Semitism in Turkeyby Turkay Salim Nefes

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    This is the first study that examines online anti-Semitism in Turkey. Nefes surveys important historical events concerning Turkish-Jewry and analyses people's online expressions about Adolf Hitler in the most popular forum website in Turkey, Ek?i Sözlük. more...

  • In the Skin of a Jihadist: Inside Islamic State?s Recruitment Networksby Anna Erelle

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; Not Available

    Twenty year-old ?Mélodie?, a recent convert to Islam, meets the leader of an ISIS brigade on Facebook. In 48 hours he has ?fallen in love? with her, calls her every hour, urges her to marry him, join him in Syria in a life of paradise ? and join his jihad. She discovers how ISIS entraps ordinary people, like teenage girls from Bethnal Green. more...

  • In the Skin of a Jihadistby Anna Erelle; Erin Potter

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 12.99

    A young French journalist?s riveting and unprecedented look at how today?s most ruthless terrorists use social media and technology to reach disaffected youth?witnessed through the undercover investigation that led to her deep involvement with a key member of ISIS. On Facebook, ?Melodie??a twenty-year-old-convert to Islam living with her mother and... more...