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Sociology of Religion

  • The Plymouth Brethrenby Massimo Introvigne

    Oxford University Press 2018; US$ 16.99

    The book offers the first scholarly treatment of the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church (PBCC), one of the largest denominations within the Brethren movement that originated with John Nelson Darby and a 19th-century revival in the British Isles. The book discusses the Brethren movement in general, the schisms, the beliefs and daily life of the PBCC,... more...

  • Kierkegaard, MacIntyre, Williams, and the Internal Point of Viewby Rob Compaijen

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 106.74

    This book takes the debate about the (ir)rationality of the transition to ethical life in Kierkegaard’s thought in a significantly new direction. Connecting the field of Kierkegaard studies with the meta-ethical debate about practical reasons, and engaging with Alasdair MacIntyre’s and Bernard Williams’ thought, it explores the rationality of the... more...

  • Social Cultural Engineering and the Singaporean Stateby Khun Eng Kuah

    Springer Singapore 2018; US$ 98.15

    This book, a collection of previously published articles, focuses on the role of the Singaporean State in social cultural engineering. It deals with the relationship between the Singaporean state and local agencies and how the latter negotiated with the state to establish an acceptable framework for social cultural engineering to proceed. The book... more...

  • Making Multicultural Families in Europeby Isabella Crespi; Stefania Giada Meda; Laura Merla

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 98.15

    This edited collection explores family relations in two types of  'migrant families' in Europe: mixed families and transnational families. Based on in-depth qualitative fieldwork and large surveys, the contributors analyse gender and intergenerational relations from a variety of standpoints and migratory flows. In their examination of family... more...

  • Stories of Indigenous Success in Australian Sportby Richard Light; John Robert Evans

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 98.15

    This book presents journeys of sixteen Indigenous Australian athletes from their first touch of a ‘footy’ to the highest levels of Australian football and rugby league, conceptualized as a process of learning. The authors challenge simplistic explanations of Indigenous success in Australian football and rugby league, centered on the notion of the... more...

  • An Ecological Theory of Free Expressionby Gary Chartier

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 98.15

    This book advances a comprehensive moral defense of freedom of expression—one with implications for law and policy, but also for the choices of individuals and non-governmental institutions. Gary Chartier seeks to ground expressive freedom in mutually supportive concerns related to themes including property, autonomy, flourishing, and discovery, while... more...

  • Christianity and American State Violence in Iraqby Christopher A. Morrissey

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 54.95

    The world continues to be threatened by non-state, religiously-rationalized violence. While some fail to the see the connections between the United States’ intervention in the Middle East and this ongoing threat, the non-state perpetrators of terror consistently identify American meddling as one of their principle motivating grievances. What are the... more...

  • The Spectacle of Politics and Religion in the Contemporary Turkish Cinemaby Ebru Thwaites Diken

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 52.75

    This book explores how politics, religion and cinema encounter and re-invent each other in contemporary Turkish cinema. It investigates their common origin—the spectacle, which each field views as an instrument of governmentality. The book analyses six recent, some of which are internationally known Turkish films: The Messenger (Ulak), A Man’s... more...

  • Microbes and Other Shamanic Beingsby César E. Giraldo Herrera

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 98.15

    Shamanism is commonly understood through reference to spirits and souls. However, these terms were introduced by Christian missionaries as part of the colonial effort of conversion. So, rather than trying to comprehend shamanism through medieval European concepts, this book examines it through ideas that started developing in the West after encountering... more...

  • Sports and The Global Southby S. Janaka Biyanwila

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 110.42

    This book reimagines the pleasures of sports and provides a critical perspective from the Global South. Analysing the spread of sports markets in Sri Lanka along with a range of struggles, the book highlights how the celebration of ‘sportive nationalism,’ promoting sports markets in the Global South reinforces patriarchal ethno-nationalist authoritarian... more...