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.

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.

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: Dr Alessandro Ferrari
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409470679
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The Burqa Affair Across Europe from the Author: Dr 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.

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.

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.

Mixing Ovaries And Rosaries

Author: Marloes Marrigje Schoonheim
Publisher: Aksant Academic Pub
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Mixing Ovaries And Rosaries from the Author: Marloes Marrigje Schoonheim. During the twentieth century in Europe as well as in the United States, Catholics were relatively slow to adopt family planning. How did Catholic reproductive behavior come about? This book aims to disclose the mechanism behind the influence of religion on Catholic fertility behavior in the Netherlands between 1870 and 1970. Schoonheim studies the relationship between faith and fertility at different levels of Dutch society. She explains the way religion, from the late nineteenth century onwards, came to constitute a nationwide social structure. Her research on six Catholic municipalities points out how socio-economic and cultural circumstances stimulated or discouraged the introduction of family planning. On an individual level, letters by Catholic women reveal the different ways believers were confronted with doctrines that affected reproduction. Only in the 1960s did the relationship between Catholic religion and reproduction change dramatically on each of these levels. In less than a decade, fertility rates in Catholic regions tumbled to become the lowest of the Netherlands. Marloes Schoonheim studied history at Leiden University. In 2003 she won a Frye stipend and a Fulbright scholarship, enabling her to study at the Department of Anthropology of Stanford University in the USA where she contributed to a comparative research on the ethnography of fertility in the Netherlands and Taiwan. She currently works at the Academica Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan.

Human Rights Or Religious Rules

Author: J. A. van der Ven
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004183043
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Human Rights Or Religious Rules from the Author: J. A. van der Ven. Drawing on historical inisights, systematic reflections and empirical data, this book offers a substantive understanding of the complex relationship between religion and human rights and of the empirical impact of Christianity and Islam on the attitudes toward human rights, i.e. a human rights culture.

Religion Politics And Law

Author: Barend Christoffel Labuschagne
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004172076
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Religion Politics And Law from the Author: Barend Christoffel Labuschagne. Exploring the pre-political en pre-legal spiritual infrastructure from which modern, liberal democracies in the West live, but cannot guarantee, this book inquires the relations between religion, politics and law from a philosophical perspective, discussing historical, systematical and practical issues.

Current Issues In Law And Religion

Author: Silvio Ferrari
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351570285
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Current Issues In Law And Religion from the Author: Silvio Ferrari. This volume focuses on issues that have only recently come to the forefront of the discipline such as freedom from religion, ordination of homosexuals, apostasy, security and fundamentalism, issues that are linked to the common themes of secularism and globalization. Although these subjects are not new to the academic debate, they have become prominent in law and religion circles as a result of recent and rapid changes in society. The essays in this volume present multiple points of view, facilitate scholars in understanding this evolving discipline and act as a stimulus for further research.This collection gives the reader a sense of the key topics and current debates in law and religion and is of interest to law, politics, human rights, and religion scholars.