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Sociology of Religion

  • Uprising of the Foolsby Vikash Singh

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 27.95 US$ 25.50

    At first glance a pilgrimage that requires people to walk hundreds of miles, carrying containers of sacred water, looks like a display of religious fundamentalism. But when Vikash Singh walked with the pilgrims of the Kanwar procession in India, he found something entirely different: religion was not a reaction against modernity, but a practical strategy... more...

  • Kanonisches Rechtby Simon Hecke

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 20.51

    Theoretische Ausgangspunkte der Studie bilden Einsichten aus den frühen rechtssoziologischen Arbeiten Niklas Luhmanns, nach denen sich sowohl Rechtsbildungsprozesse auf den Systemebenen von Interaktion, Organisation und Gesellschaft als auch Rechtsstrukturen verschiedener, sozialstrukturell korrelierter Rechtstypen unterscheiden lassen. Insbesondere... more...

  • Religion und Geschlechterordnungenby Kornelia Sammet; Friederike Benthaus-Apel; Christel Gärtner

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 35.68

    Die Beiträge in diesem Sammelband untersuchen das Verhältnis von Religion und Geschlechterordnungen in verschiedenen religiösen und kulturellen Kontexten. Auf der Basis von Fallstudien, Auswertungen von Survey-Daten oder theoretischen Reflexionen gehen die Autorinnen und Autoren der Frage nach, wie sich eine zunehmende gesellschaftliche Säkularisierung... more...

  • Everyday Multiculturalism and ?Hidden? Hateby Stevie-Jade Hardy

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 85.90

    This book examines the lived reality of 'everyday multiculturalism', and the ways that young people make sense of the diverse world around them. Currently we know very little about how multiculturalism shapes our lives, our interactions and our identity. This is especially pertinent for young people. How do young people from largely white, disadvantaged... more...

  • Religion, Migration, and Mobilityby Cristina Maria de Castro; Andrew Dawson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Focusing on migration and mobility, this edited collection examines the religious landscape of Brazil as populated and shaped by transnational flows and domestic migratory movements. Bringing together interdisciplinary perspectives on migration and religion, this book argues that Brazil?s diverse religious landscape must be understood within a dynamic... more...

  • Violent Trauma, Culture, and Powerby Michelle Walsh

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 85.90

    This book is an interdisciplinary exploration of the intertwining impact of violent trauma, culture, and power through case studies of two ministries serving in different demographic contexts within the United States. Mass shootings continue to rise in the United States, including in religious and school contexts, and the U.S. also... more...

  • Das Kopftuch als Visitenkarteby Juliane Kanitz

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 31.21

    Juliane Kanitz geht in ihrem Buch nicht nur der bereits vielfach gestellten Frage nach, warum muslimische Frauen ein Kopftuch tragen, sondern konzentriert sich darauf, wie es getragen wird. Dabei geht es ihr um die kulturell-ästhetischen und modischen Präferenzen der Frauen und nicht in erster Linie um die religiösen Motive, die sonst häufig im Mittelpunkt... more...

  • Managing the Paralympicsby Simon Darcy; Stephen Frawley; Daryl Adair

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; Not Available

    This book critically examines the planning, management, and operations of the world?s premier event for Para sport athletes. Noting a lack of research into how these games are planned and managed, the authors of this contributed volume discuss how the Paralympics are essentially different to the Olympics and what this means for their management. ... more...

  • Churches in the Ukrainian Crisisby Andrii Krawchuk; Thomas Bremer

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 85.90

    This volume explores the churches of Ukraine and their involvement in the recent movement for social justice and dignity within the country. In November of 2013, citizens of Ukraine gathered on Kyiv's central square (Maidan) to protest against a government that had reneged on its promise to sign a trade agreement with Europe. The Euromaidan protest... more...

  • The Secular Landscapeby Kevin McCaffree

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 84.91

    This book proposes a comprehensive theory of the loss of religion in human societies, with a specific and substantive focus on the contemporary United States. Kevin McCaffree draws on a range of disciplines including sociology, psychology, anthropology, and history to explore topics such as the origin of religion, the role of religion in recent American... more...