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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 121 new and published books in the subject of Religion & Sociology — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Judaism and Collective Life

    Self and Community in the Religious Kibbutz

    By Aryei Fishman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    Examining the relationship between Judaism as a religious culture and kibbutz life, this is a ground-breaking work in the research of Judaism.The book takes as its point of departure the historical fact that it was Orthodox pioneers of German origin, in contrast to their Eastern European...

    Published February 8th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Eschatology and the Technological Future

    By Michael S. Burdett

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    The rapid advancement of technology has led to an explosion of speculative theories about what the future of humankind may look like. These "technological futurisms" have arisen from significant advances in the fields of nanotechnology, biotechnology and information technology and are drawing...

    Published December 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Occult World

    Edited by Christopher Partridge

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    This volume presents students and scholars with a comprehensive overview of the fascinating world of the occult. It explores the history of Western occultism, from ancient and medieval sources via the Renaissance, right up to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and contemporary occultism....

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Tibetan Buddhism in Diaspora

    Cultural re-signification in practice and institutions

    By Ana Cristina O. Lopes

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    The imperialist ambitions of China – which invaded Tibet in the late 1940s – have sparked the spectacular spread of Tibetan Buddhism worldwide, and especially in western countries. This work is a study on the malleability of a particular Buddhist tradition; on its adaptability in new contexts. The...

    Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

Forthcoming Books

  1. Arabic Thought and Islamic Societies
    By Aziz Al-Azmeh
    To Be Published March 14th 2015
  2. Islam and Politics in the Modern Middle East
    Edited by Metin Heper, Raphael Israeli
    To Be Published March 14th 2015
  3. Islam and Power
    Edited by Alexander S. Cudsi, E. Hillal Dessouki
    To Be Published March 14th 2015
  4. Islam and the Politics of Meaning in Palestinian Nationalism
    Edited by Nels Johnson
    To Be Published March 14th 2015
  5. Islam, Economics, and Society
    Edited by Syed Nawab Haider Naqvi
    To Be Published March 14th 2015

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