Religion In Dutch Society

Author: Rob N. Eisinga
ISBN: 9789085550778
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Religion In Dutch Society from the Author: Rob N. Eisinga. This Data Guide provides the documentation of a national survey on religious and secular attitudes and behaviour in Dutch society 2011-2012. The data files as well as additional documentation files of this publication can be downloaded from the online archiving system EASY of Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS). DANS promotes sustained access to digital research data. For this purpose, DANS encourages scientific researchers to archive and reuse data in a sustained manner, e.g. by means of the online archiving system EASY. DANS also provides access, through NARCIS, to thousands of scientific datasets, e-publications and other research information in the Netherlands. In addition, the institute provides training and advice and performs research into sustained access to digital information. Driven by data, DANS ensures that access to digital research data keeps improving, by its services and by taking part in (international) projects and networks. Please visit for more information and contact details. DANS is an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

Gender Race And Religion

Author: Martin Bulmer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317995694
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Gender Race And Religion from the Author: Martin Bulmer. Gender, Race and Religion brings together a selection of original papers published in Ethnic and Racial Studies that address the intersections between gender relations, race and religion in our contemporary environment. Chapters address both theoretical and empirical aspects of this phenomenon, and although written from the perspective of quite different national, social and political situations, they are linked by a common concern to analyze the interface between gender and other situated social relationships, from both a conceptual and a policy angle. These are issues that have been the subject of intense scholarly research and analysis in recent years, as well as forming part of public debates about the significance of gender, race and religion as sites of identity formation and mobilization in our changing global environment. The substantive chapters bring together insights from both theoretical reflection and empirical research in order to investigate particular facets of these questions. Gender, Race and Religion addresses issues that are at the heart of contemporary scholarly debates in the field of race and ethnic studies, and engages with important questions in policy and public debates. This book was originally published as a special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies.

The Routledge Handbook Of Research Methods In The Study Of Religion

Author: Michael Stausberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136577653
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The Routledge Handbook Of Research Methods In The Study Of Religion from the Author: Michael Stausberg. This is the first comprehensive survey in English of research methods in the field of religious studies. It is designed to enable non-specialists and students at upper undergraduate and graduate levels to understand the variety of research methods used in the field. The aim is to create awareness of the relevant methods currently available and to stimulate an active interest in exploring unfamiliar methods, encouraging their use in research and enabling students and scholars to evaluate academic work with reference to methodological issues. A distinguished team of contributors cover a broad spectrum of topics, from research ethics, hermeneutics and interviewing, to Internet research and video-analysis. Each chapter covers practical issues and challenges, the theoretical basis of the respective method, and the way it has been used in religious studies, illustrated by case studies.

Atheism And Secularity 2 Volumes

Author: Phil Zuckerman
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313351821
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Atheism And Secularity 2 Volumes from the Author: Phil Zuckerman. This important two-volume contribution to the field of secular studies offers the first comprehensive examination of atheists and non-religious people around the world. • Includes essays by 19 top sociologists and psychologists who study atheism and secularity • Offers extensive bibliographies for each chapter

The Burqa Affair Across Europe

Author: Alessandro Ferrari
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131703967X
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The Burqa Affair Across Europe from the Author: Alessandro Ferrari. In recent years, the wearing of the full-face veil or burqa/niqab has proved a controversial issue in many multi-cultural European societies. Focussing on the socio-legal and human rights angle, this volume provides a useful comparative perspective on how the issue has been dealt with across a range of European states as well as at European institutional level. In so doing, the work draws a theoretical framework for the place of religion between public and private space. With contributions from leading experts from law, sociology and politics, the book presents a comparative and interdisciplinary approach to one of the most contentious and symbolic issues of recent times.

Values Of German Media Users

Author: Merja Mahrt
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783531922560
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Values Of German Media Users from the Author: Merja Mahrt. Values of German media users, 1986-2007 Values have been discussed in connection to the changes brought to the German TV landscape since the introduction of the dual system in 1984. Yet, on such occurrences arguments have rarely, if at all, been based on reliable information about differences in televised values. Nor have values of the audience of channels or genres been considered. This study offers a starting point for such an endeavor, focusing on the role values play for people’s media choices. In a theoretical overview, values are situated in a framework of overlapping spheres that influence people in the adoption of values. Social learning is the main mechanism behind this process of socialization. Values define what is desirable or not and how one should behave in a given situation according to the rules of one’s society. As stable basic traits close to an individual’s personality, values play a part in the building of motives that finally result in behavior. With regard to media, a well-established gratification of media use is the reinforcement of one’s own values and worldviews. Based on the finding that mediated value patterns differ across outlets and types of content, I assume that different values should lead people do prefer different media over others.

Paradoxes Of Cultural Recognition

Author: Sharam Alghasi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317084195
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Paradoxes Of Cultural Recognition from the Author: Sharam Alghasi. Explicitly comparative in its approach, Paradoxes of Cultural Recognition discusses central issues regarding multiculturalism in today's Europe, based on studies of Norway and the Netherlands. Distinguishing clearly the four social fields of the media, education, the labour market and issues relating to gender, it presents empirical case studies, which offer valuable insights into the nature of majority/minority relationships, whilst raising theoretical questions relevant for further comparisons. With clear comparisons of integration and immigration policies in Europe and engagement with the questions surrounding the need for more culturally sensitive policies, this volume will be of interest to scholars and policy-makers alike.

A Question Of Balance

Author: Brenda J. Norton
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1498523978
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A Question Of Balance from the Author: Brenda J. Norton. The politics of the hijab and burqa lie at the intersection of the political and legal spheres. Consequently, the political and legal spheres have each attempted to enforce differing versions of the concepts of equality and neutrality. A cross-cultural and cross-national survey of judicial decisions and legislative action in these countries demonstrates how each is balancing individual rights and communal bonds, and adhering to or retreating from previously accepted human rights norms for women and religious practices.

Meeting Jesus At University

Author: Edward Dutton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351918370
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Meeting Jesus At University from the Author: Edward Dutton. How does university turn students into who they become? Why are student evangelicals such a significant and controversial force at so many universities? In many countries, university has become the main Rite of Passage between the child and adult worlds. University can be enjoyable and fascinating but also life-changing and traumatic. And at the exact time when a student's identity is the most challenged and uncertain, student evangelical groups are highly organised on many university campuses to offer students a powerful identity so that the world makes sense once again. For some, these groups will protect them from the university's assault on their faith. For others, they will challenge and even change who they are. Meeting Jesus at University explores universities in six countries. Drawing upon detailed fieldwork, it examines the largest student evangelical group at each university in order to understand in depth the relationship between the student evangelical group and the university which it aims to convert. Meeting Jesus at University offers an original contribution to the discussion of Rites of Passage, examining what is experienced at university and how university breaks down and remoulds young people. It explores why student evangelicals are so active, particularly at Britain and America's most prestigious and identity-challenging institutions meaning that students at these places are the most likely to find themselves meeting Jesus at university.

The Changing World Religion Map

Author: Stanley D. Brunn
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 940179376X
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The Changing World Religion Map from the Author: Stanley D. Brunn. This extensive work explores the changing world of religions, faiths and practices. It discusses a broad range of issues and phenomena that are related to religion, including nature, ethics, secularization, gender and identity. Broadening the context, it studies the interrelation between religion and other fields, including education, business, economics and law. The book presents a vast array of examples to illustrate the changes that have taken place and have led to a new world map of religions. Beginning with an introduction of the concept of the “changing world religion map”, the book first focuses on nature, ethics and the environment. It examines humankind’s eternal search for the sacred, and discusses the emergence of “green” religion as a theme that cuts across many faiths. Next, the book turns to the theme of the pilgrimage, illustrated by many examples from all parts of the world. In its discussion of the interrelation between religion and education, it looks at the role of missionary movements. It explains the relationship between religion, business, economics and law by means of a discussion of legal and moral frameworks, and the financial and business issues of religious organizations. The next part of the book explores the many “new faces” that are part of the religious landscape and culture of the Global North (Europe, Russia, Australia and New Zealand, the U.S. and Canada) and the Global South (Latin America, Africa and Asia). It does so by looking at specific population movements, diasporas, and the impact of globalization. The volume next turns to secularization as both a phenomenon occurring in the Global religious North, and as an emerging and distinguishing feature in the metropolitan, cosmopolitan and gateway cities and regions in the Global South. The final part of the book explores the changing world of religion in regards to gender and identity issues, the political/religious nexus, and the new worlds associated with the virtual technologies and visual media.