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New and Published Books

  1. Introducing Anthropology of Religion

    Culture to the Ultimate, 2nd Edition

    By Jack David Eller

    This clear and engaging guide introduces students to key areas of the field and shows how to apply an anthropological approach to the study of religion in the contemporary world. Written by an experienced teacher, it covers major traditional topics including definitions, theories and beliefs as...

    Published November 19th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Religious Expression in the Workplace and the Contested Role of Law

    By Andrew Hambler

    Series: Law and Religion

    The workplace is a key forum in which the issue of religion and its position in the public sphere is under debate. Desires to observe and express religious beliefs in the workplace can introduce conflict between employees and employers. This book addresses the role the law plays in the resolution...

    Published November 6th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Religion, Media, and Social Change

    Edited by Kennet Granholm, Marcus Moberg, Sofia Sjö

    Series: Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture

    In an era of heightened globalization, macro-level transformations in the general socioeconomic and cultural makeup of modern societies have been studied in great depth. Yet little attention has been paid to the growing influence of media and mass-mediated popular culture on contemporary religious...

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  4. Routledge Library Editions: Women and Religion

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women and Religion

    RLE Women and Religion gathers in one place a collection of previously out-of-print titles from a variety of historic imprints. Encompassing a range of experiences, the set provides an essential reference source on some of the key points in the field of women and religion. 1. A Map of the...

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  5. Making European Muslims

    Religious Socialization Among Young Muslims in Scandinavia and Western Europe

    Edited by Mark Sedgwick

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    Making European Muslims provides an in-depth examination of what it means to be a young Muslim in Europe today, where the assumptions, values and behavior of the family and those of the majority society do not always coincide. Focusing on the religious socialization of Muslim children at home, in...

    Published September 16th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Gender and Power in Contemporary Spirituality

    Ethnographic Approaches

    Edited by Anna Fedele, Kim Knibbe

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    This book explores the entanglements of gender and power in spiritual practices and analyzes strategies used by spiritual practitioners to attain what to social scientists might seem an impossible goal: creating spiritual communities without creating gendered hierarchies. What strategies do...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  7. A Buddhist Crossroads

    Pioneer Western Buddhists and Asian Networks 1860-1960

    Edited by Brian Bocking, Phibul Choompolpaisal, Laurence Cox, Alicia M Turner

    In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Buddhism in Asia was transformed by the impact of colonial modernity and new technologies and began to spread in earnest to the West. Transnational networking among Asian Buddhists and early western converts engendered pioneering attempts to develop new...

    Published September 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Religion, Pilgrimage, and Tourism

    Edited by Alex Norman, Carole M. Cusack

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    For as long as human beings have existed they have been interested in travel. Their homelands and cultural norms have always been constructed with reference to, or contrasted with, the lands and habits of ‘the Other’. Implicit in this statement is the notion that some places are more special (...

    Published July 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Sufism in Europe and North America

    Edited by David Westerlund, David Westerlund

    Today there is a substantial and rapidly growing Muslim population in Europe and North America. Here, as elsewhere, many of the Muslims are Sufis. This book focuses mainly on issues of inculturation or contextualization of Sufism in the West. It shows that, while more traditional forms of Sufism...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Media, Religion and Culture

    An Introduction

    By Jeffrey H. Mahan

    Religion has always been shaped by the media of its time, and today we live in a media culture that informs much of what we think and how we behave. Religious believers, communities and institutions use media as tools to communicate, but also as locations where they construct and express identity,...

    Published May 22nd 2014 by Routledge