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Sociology of Religion

  • Young People and Church Since 1900by Naomi Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    When the Sunday School pioneers saw a need in their communities in the late eighteenth century, their response provoked a 200 year movement. These early Sunday Schools met a clear social need: that for basic education. By the 1960s, they faced rapid decline – a rigid institution amidst societal change. Over recent decades, Christian youth work... more...

  • American Misfits and the Making of Middle-Class Respectabilityby Robert Wuthnow

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    How American respectability has been built by maligning those who don't make the grade How did Americans come to think of themselves as respectable members of the middle class? Was it just by earning a decent living? Or did it require something more? And if it did, what can we learn that may still apply? The quest for middle-class respectability... more...

  • Radikalisierungsprävention in der Praxisby Rauf Ceylan; Michael Kiefer

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 22.84

    Bei dem vorliegenden Band handelt es sich um das erste Praxishandbuch, das präzise die vorhandenen Problemstellungen analysiert und aufzeigt, welche Prämissen für eine funktionierende Radikalisierungsprävention erfüllt sein müssen. Darüber hinaus bietet er einen Überblick über die westeuropäische „Präventionslandschaft“ und bietet wegweisende Konzepte... more...

  • Entertainment Valuesby Stephen Harrington

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 95.65

    This collection brings together the work of a range of scholars from around the world with different perspectives on one simple question: How can we assess the value of various entertainment products and forms? Entertainment is everywhere. The industries that produce it earn billions of dollars each year and employ hundreds of thousands of people.... more...

  • Selective Reproduction in the 21st Centuryby Ayo Wahlberg; Tine M. Gammeltoft

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 94.55

    This book explores how conditions for childbearing are changing in the 21st century under the impact of new biomedical technologies. Selective reproductive technologies (SRTs) - technologies that aim to prevent or promote the birth of particular kinds of children – are increasingly widespread across the globe. Wahlberg and Gammeltoft bring together... more...

  • The Appropriation of Religion in Southeast Asia and Beyondby Michel Picard

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 102.82

    This volume investigates various processes by which world religions become localized, as well as how local traditions in Southeast Asia and Melanesia become universalized. In the name of modernity and progress, the contemporary Southeast Asian states tend to press their populations to have a ‘religion,' claiming that their local, indigenous practices... more...

  • Ideal Islamic Economyby Abbas Mirakhor; Hossein Askari

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 164.73

    This book provides an introduction to the vision of an economic system based completely on the Holy Qur’an—a system defined as a collection of institutions, representing rules of behavior, prescribed by Allah for humans, and the traditions of the Messenger. The authors argue that the main reason for the economic underperformance of Muslim countries... more...

  • The Emergence and Evolution of Religionby Jonathan H. Turner; Alexandra Maryanski; Anders Klostergaard Petersen; Armin W. Geertz

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 36.95

    Written by leading theorists and empirical researchers, this book presents new ways of addressing the old question: Why did religion first emerge and then continue to evolve in all human societies? The authors of the book—each with a different background across the social sciences and humanities—assimilate conceptual leads and empirical findings from... more...

  • From Conventionalism to Social Authenticityby Hans Bernhard Schmid; Gerhard Thonhauser

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 94.55

    This edited volume offers a new approach to understanding social conventions by way of Martin Heidegger. It connects the philosopher's conceptions of the anyone, everydayness, and authenticity with an analysis and critique of social normativity. Heidegger’s account of the anyone is ambiguous. Some see it as a good description of human sociality, others... more...

  • Fashion & Musicby Jochen Strähle

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 141.83

    This book will broaden readers’ understanding of the links between the music and fashion industries. It highlights the challenges currently facing the fashion industry in terms of hyper-competition, definition of ever-faster trends, changing consumer demands etc. In fact, the fashion industry is heavily influenced by the digital revolution in... more...