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Sociology of Religion

  • Religion and Intimate Partner Violenceby Nancy Nason-Clark; Barbara Fisher-Townsend; Catherine Holtmann; Stephen McMullin

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 36.99

    Grounded in data and enriched with narratives of abused women, abusive men, and those who walk alongside them, Religion and Intimate Partner Violence examines how lived religion both helps and hinders the journey towards justice, accountability, healing, and wholeness for women and men caught in the web of abuse. more...

  • Religion, Crime and Punishmentby Russil Durrant; Zoe Poppelwell

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 117.87

    This book provides a critical discussion of the way in which religion influences: criminal and antisocial behaviour, punishment and the law, intergroup conflict and peace-making, and the rehabilitation of offenders. The authors argue that in order to understand how religion is related to each of these domains it is essential to recognise the evolutionary... more...

  • Stalin: From Theology to the Philosophy of Socialism in Powerby Roland Boer

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 102.55

    This book not only explicates Stalin’s thoughts, but thinks with and especially through Stalin. It argues that Stalin often thought at the intersections between theology and Marxist political philosophy – especially regarding key issues of socialism in power. Careful and sustained attention to Stalin’s written texts is the primary approach used.... more...

  • The Making of a Gay Muslimby Shanon Shah

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 106.08

    This book highlights the lived experiences of gay Muslims in Malaysia, where Islam is the majority and official religion, and in Britain, where Muslims form a religious minority. By exploring how they negotiate their religious and sexual identities, Shah challenges the notion that Islam is inherently homophobic and that there is an unbridgeable divide... more...

  • Reproductive Dilemmas in Metro Manilaby Christianne F. Collantes

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 95.39

    This text addresses the Philippines’ historical and contemporary reproductive politics, offering a timely insight into the rich reproductive lives of Filipinos. It critically explores stories of sexuality, religiosity, and reproductive livelihoods during the immediate aftermath of the passing of the ‘Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act’... more...

  • Representing Communitiesby Ruth Sanz Sabido

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 102.55

    This edited collection offers the latest research into the reproduction of ‘hegemonic’ discourse and the ways in which the description and evaluation of social groups affects their ability to exercise cultural and political autonomy. The book examines the representations of a number of communities and social groups, both within their ‘micro-contexts’,... more...

  • Orthodox Christian Renewal Movements in Eastern Europeby Aleksandra Djuric Milovanovic; Radmila Radic

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 102.55

    This book explores the changes underwent by the Orthodox Churches of Eastern and Southeastern Europe as they came into contact with modernity. The movements of religious renewal among Orthodox believers appeared almost simultaneously in different areas of Eastern Europe at the end of the nineteenth and during the first decades of the twentieth century.... more...

  • Handbuch Sprache und Religionby Alexander Lasch; Wolf-Andreas Liebert

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 206.99

    Die Handbuchreihe vermittelt Wissen über sprachliche Zusammenhänge in prägnanter Form. Dabei geht sie von den sprachlichen Phänomenen selbst aus, nicht von linguistischen Teildisziplinen. Neben systematischen Beschreibungen von Laut und Gebärde bis zum Diskurs werden historische, soziale und multimodale Konstellationen von Sprache behandelt,... more...

  • Making Sense of Moral Panicsby Sarah Wright Monod

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 117.87

    This book offers a comprehensive framework for the study of moral panics. It provides an up-to-date overview of the history and development of the concept of panic, and discusses the key criticisms and debates that have stemmed from its use over the last four decades. While investigating the critical connections between crime reporting and panic development,... more...

  • Der Familiennachzug in die Bundesrepublik Deutschlandby Wolfgang Lingl

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 29.71

    Wolfgang Lingl widerlegt in diesem Buch die These von der unkontrollierten Zunahme der Familienzuzüge und der dauerhaften Immigration nach dem Anwerbestopp im Jahre 1973. Er zeigt, dass der Familiennachzug in die Bundesrepublik Deutschland meist empirisch verzerrt und einseitig problembehaftet dargestellt wird. Makrotheoretische push-pull-Migrationstheorien... more...