Category Archive: Member Activities

Jan 26

Book: Materiality and the Study of Religion

Materiality and the Study of Religion Edited by Tim Hutchings and Joanne McKenzie Routledge, 2017     Material culture has emerged in recent decades as a significant theoretical concern for the study of religion. This book contributes to and evaluates this material turn, presenting thirteen chapters of new empirical research and theoretical reflection from some …

Continue reading »

Jan 26

Book: Religion, Equalities, and Inequalities

Religion, Equalities and Inequalities Edited by Dawn Llewellyn and Sonya Sharma Routledge, 2016     Presenting cutting edge research on how religion can confront and obscure social inequalities in everyday life, Religion, Equalities and Inequalities argues that when religion is left out of social scientific analyses, it can result in incomplete analyses that conceal pathways …

Continue reading »

Nov 30

Book: Religion and Knowledge

Religion and Knowledge Edited by Matthew Guest and Elisabeth Arweck Ashgate, 2012       This book addresses the relationship between religion and knowledge from a sociological perspective, taking both religion and knowledge as phenomena located within ever changing social contexts. It builds on historical foundations, but offers a distinctive focus on the changing status …

Continue reading »

Sep 27

Book: Studying Religion and Society

  Edited by Titus Hjelm and Phil Zuckerman Routledge, 2012 (Forthcoming) How do you study religion and society? In this fascinating book, some of the most famous names in the field explain how they go about their everyday work of studying religions in the field. They explain how the ideas for their projects and books …

Continue reading »

Sep 30

Book: Religion and Youth

Religion and Youth

Edited by Sylvia Collins-Mayo and Pink Dandelion (Ashgate, 2010). Religion and Youth presents an accessible guide to the key issues in the study of youth and religion, including methodological perspectives.

Sep 01

Book: Contemporary Christianity and LGBT Sexualities

Contemporary Christianity and LGBT Sexualities

Edited by Stephen Hunt (Ashgate, 2009). This book explores these themes from a sociological perspective, addressing not only gay and lesbian sexualities, but also bi- and transgendered sexualities.

Apr 01

Book: Exploring Religion and the Sacred in a Media Age

Exploring Religion and the Sacred in Media

Edited by Christopher Deacy and Elisabeth Arweck (Ashgate, 2009). The authors examine topics such as media rituals, marketing strategies, empirical investigations of audience testimony, and the influence of religion on music, reality television and the internet.

Jun 01

Book: Women and Religion in the West: Challenging Secularization

Women and Religion in the West

Edited by Kristin Aune, Sonya Sharma and Giselle Vincett (Ashgate, 2008). In the West, women are abandoning traditional religion. Yet they continue to make up the majority of religious adherents. Accounting for this seeming paradox is the focus of this volume.

Jun 01

Book: Religion and the Individual: Belief, Practice, Identity

Religion and the Individual

Edited by Abby Day (Ashgate, 2008). The individual’s place within studies of religion has tended to be overlooked recently in favour of macro analyses. Religion and the Individual draws together authors from around the world to explore belief, practice and identity.

Aug 01

Book: A Sociology of Spirituality

Sociology of Spirituality

Edited by Kieran Flanagan and Peter C. Jupp (Ashgate, 2007; reissued in paperback, 2009). The emergence of spirituality in contemporary culture in holistic forms suggests that organised religions have failed. This thesis is explored and disputed in this book in ways that mark important critical divisions.

Older posts «