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New and Published Books

  1. Radicalization

    Edited by Peter R. Neumann

    Series: Critical Concepts in Military, Strategic, and Security Studies

    ‘Radicalization’ has become one of the great buzzwords of our time. A Google search for the concept produces more than 1,500,000 hits—less than ‘terrorism’ but equal to ‘political violence’ and ‘extremism’. This may seem surprising, given that the term entered the academic vocabulary just ten years...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Religious Identity and Social Change

    Explaining Christian conversion in a Muslim world

    By David Radford

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Religious Identity and Social Change offers a macro and micro analysis of the dynamics of rapid social and religious change occurring within the Muslim world. Drawing on rich ethnographic and quantitative research in Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia, David Radford provides theoretical insight into the...

    Published June 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Marx and the End of Orientalism (Routledge Revivals)

    By Bryan S. Turner

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1978, this title analyses a range of problems that arise in the study of North Africa and the Middle East, bridging the gap between studies of Sociology, Islam, and Marxism. Both Sociology and the study of Islam draw on an Orientalist tradition founded on an idealist epistemology...

    Published June 12th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Voices from American Prisons

    Faith, Education and Healing

    By Kaia Stern

    Voices From American Prisons: Faith, Education and Healing is a comprehensive and unique contribution to understanding the dynamics and nature of penal confinement. In this book, author Kaia Stern describes the history of punishment and prison education in the United States and proposes that...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Challenging Religion

    Edited by James A. Beckford, James T. Richardson

    In the last half century new religious movements or cults of one sort and another have mushroomed throughout the US and Europe. Increasingly these groups have been met with attempts to monitor and control them on the part of the state, and concerns about the protection of religious 'consumers' have...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  6. A Fresh Look at Islam in a Multi-Faith World

    a philosophy for success through education

    By Matthew L.N. Wilkinson

    Series: New Studies in Critical Realism and Education (Routledge Critical Realism)

    A Fresh Look at Islam in a Multi-Faith World provides a comprehensively theorised and practical approach to thinking systematically and deeply about Islam and Muslims in a multi-faith world. It makes the case for a contemporary educational philosophy to help young Muslims surmount the challenges of...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Islam, Economics, and Society

    Edited by Syed Nawab Haider Naqvi

    The Islamic perception of the socio-economic process is dynamic and its insistence on social justice is uncompromising. To produce the best social structure, according to this view, man’s economic endeavours should be motivated by a meaningful moral philosophy. In the face of the challenges...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  8. Seeing Religion

    Toward a Visual Sociology of Religion

    Edited by Roman R. Williams

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The potential of visual research methods in the sociology of religion is vast, but largely untapped. This comes as a surprise, however, given the visual, symbolic, and material nature of religion and spirituality. Evidence of religious faith and practice is materially present in everything from...

    Published May 14th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Religion, Torture and the Liberation of God

    By Mario I Aguilar

    Series: Religion and Violence

    If God can be used by the powerful to justify violence in the name of order, he can also be used by the weak to illuminate the position of the victims of political conflict. Religion, Torture and the Liberation of God explores the theological possibilities of a God who is a prisoner and a victim of...

    Published May 4th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Religion, Education, Dialogue and Conflict

    Perspectives on Religious Education Research

    Edited by Robert Jackson

    Religion, Education, Dialogue and Conflict analyses the European Commission-funded REDCo project, which addressed the question of how religions might contribute to dialogue or conflict in Europe. Researchers in education from eight countries – the UK, Estonia, France, Germany, the Netherlands, the...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge