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Forthcoming Sociology of Religion Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Halal Matters

    Islam, Politics and Markets in Global Perspective

    Edited by Florence Bergeaud-Blackler, Johan Fischer, John Lever

    In today’s globalized world, halal (meaning ‘permissible’ or ‘lawful’) is about more than food. Politics, power and ethics all play a role in the halal industry in setting new standards for production, trade, consumption and regulation. The question of how modern halal markets are constituted is...

    To Be Published July 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Scripturalizing the Human

    The Written as the Political

    Edited by Vincent L. Wimbush

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    Scripturalizing the Human is a transdisciplinary collection of essays that reconceptualizes and models "scriptural studies" as a critical, comparative set of practices with broad ramifications for scholars of religion and biblical studies. This critical historical and ethnographic project is...

    To Be Published August 4th 2015 by Routledge

  3. God, Politics, Economy

    Social Theory and the Paradoxes of Religion

    By Bulent Diken

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The book intervenes into the contemporary debate on religion, politics, and economy, focusing on the field of formation which emerges as these seemingly autonomous spheres encounter one another. Empirically, it concentrates on examples from literature, theatre, and cinema as well as a case study...

    To Be Published August 5th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Boundaries, Identity and belonging in Modern Judaism

    Edited by Maria Diemling, Larry Ray

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    The drawing of boundaries has always been a key part of the Jewish tradition and has served to maintain a distinctive Jewish identity. At the same time, these boundaries have consistently been subject to negotiation, transgression and contestation. The increasing fragmentation of Judaism into...

    To Be Published August 7th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Engaging with a Legacy: Nehemia Levtzion (1935-2003)

    Edited by E. Ann McDougall

    Engaging with a Legacy shows how Nehemia Levtzion shaped our understanding of Islam in Africa and influenced successive scholarly generations in their approach to Islamization, conversion and fundamentalism. The book illuminates his work, career and family life – including his own ‘life vision’ on...

    To Be Published August 14th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Sexuality, Citizenship and Belonging

    Trans-National and Intersectional Perspectives

    Edited by Francesca Stella, Yvette Taylor, Tracey Reynolds, Antoine Rogers

    Series: Routledge Advances in Critical Diversities

    This collection seeks to encourage new ways of thinking about the connections and tensions between sexual politics, citizenship and belonging by bringing together a diverse range of critical interventions within sexuality and gender studies. The book is organised around three interlinked thematic...

    To Be Published August 15th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Georges Bataille

    The Sacred and Society

    By William Pawlett

    Series: Key Sociologists

    In this comprehensive and engaging study Georges Bataille’s central ideas: the sacred, community and eroticism are explored in detail. Bataille’s project to understand social bonds and energies at their most fundamental level and to re-energise society by challenging individualism, is argued to be...

    To Be Published August 19th 2015 by Routledge

  8. The Camino de Santiago in the 21st Century

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Global Views

    Edited by Samuel Sánchez y Sánchez, Annie Hesp

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion, Travel, and Tourism

    The Spanish Camino de Santiago, a pilgrimage rooted in the Medieval period and increasingly active today, has attracted a growing amount of both scholarly and popular attention. With its multiple points of departure in Spain and other European countries, its simultaneously secular and religious...

    To Be Published August 28th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Rights, Religious Pluralism and the Recognition of Difference

    Off the Scales of Justice

    By Dorota Anna Gozdecka

    Human rights and principles of their interpretation are the leading legal paradigms of our time. Freedom of religion occupies a pivotal position in rights discourses and principles supporting its interpretation receive increasing attention of courts and legislative bodies. This book critically...

    To Be Published September 8th 2015 by Routledge

  10. The Problem of Invented Religions

    Edited by Steven J. Sutcliffe, Carole M Cusack

    Invented religions have been described as modern religions which advertise their invented status and reject traditional strategies of authorisation. But what does it mean for a religious formation to be ‘made up’, and how might this status affect perceptions of its legitimacy or authenticity in...

    To Be Published September 10th 2015 by Routledge