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Sociology of Religion

  • Narrating Victimhoodby Michaela Sch

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 32.95

    Mythologies and narratives of victimization pervade contemporary Croatia, set against the backdrop of militarized notions of masculinity and the political mobilization of religion and nationhood. Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork in rural Dalmatia in the Croatian-Bosnian border region, this book provides a unique account of the politics... more...

  • Against the Spiritual Turnby Sean Creaven

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    The argument presented in this book is that the recent ?spiritual? trajectory of Roy Bhaskar?s work, upon which he first embarked with the publication of his From East to West , undermines the fundamental achievements of his earlier work. The problem with Bhaskar?s new philosophical system ( Transcendental Dialectical Critical Realism or simply... more...

  • Everyday Islam in Post-Soviet Central Asiaby Maria Elisabeth Louw

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Providing a wealth of empirical research on the everyday practise of Islam in post-Soviet Central Asia, this book gives a detailed account of how Islam is understood and practised among ordinary Muslims in the region, focusing in particular on Uzbekistan. It shows how individuals negotiate understandings of Islam as an important marker for identity,... more...

  • Muslims and Islam in U.S. Educationby Liz Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Muslims and Islam in U.S. Education explores the complex interface that exists between U.S. school curriculum, teaching practice about religion in public schools, societal and teacher attitudes toward Islam and Muslims, and multiculturalism as a framework for meeting the needs of minority group students. It presents multiculturalism as a concept... more...

  • Religion and Organization Theoryby Michael Lounsbury; Nelson Phillips

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 124.95

    Both history and current events attest to the continued significance of religion in society. Despite the role and importance of the institution of religion, and the profound influence that religious organizations continue to exert, it occupies a curiously marginal place in organization theory. At the same time, organization theory has been criticized... more...

  • A Call to Actionby Jimmy Carter

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 18.00

    The world?s discrimination and violence against women and girls is the most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights: This is President Jimmy Carter?s call to action. President Carter was encouraged to write this book by a wide coalition of leaders of all faiths. His urgent report covers a system of discrimination that extends... more...

  • The Story of the Jewsby Simon Schama

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 23.99

    In this magnificently illustrated cultural history?the tie-in to the pbs and bbc series The Story of the Jews ?simon schama details the story of the jewish people, tracing their experience across three millennia, from their beginnings as an ancient tribal people to the opening of the new world in 1492 It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance... more...

  • Religion, Culture & Societyby Andrew Singleton

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 44.00

    A rich and dynamic introduction to the varieties of religious life and the central issues in the sociology of religion today. It leads the reader through the key ideas and main debates within the field as well as offering in-depth descriptions and analysis of specific religions and movements. more...

  • Hospital Chaplaincy in the Twenty-first Centuryby Christopher Swift

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 34.95

    This book charts the changing role of hospital chaplains and examines through detailed case studies the realities of practice and the political debates which either threaten or sustain the service. This second edition includes a new introduction and updated material throughout to present fresh insights and research about chaplaincy, including in relation... more...

  • God, Locke, and Libertyby Joseph Loconte

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 94.99

    God, Locke, and Liberty argues that John Locke based his most famous defense of religious freedom on a radical reinterpretation of the life and teachings of Jesus. In a fresh and provocative analysis of Locke?s A Letter Concerning Toleration , this new intellectual history examines the importance of the spiritual reform movement known as Christian... more...