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Forthcoming Sociology of Religion Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. 'Antisemitism, Racism and Islamophobia

    Distorted Faces of Modernity

    Edited by Christine Achinger, Robert Fine

    The growing threat of antisemitism, racism and Islamophobia within the European political landscape poses urgent and difficult questions. These questions concern both commonalities and connections between these forms of prejudice and persecution, and differences regarding their discursive functions...

    To Be Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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...

    To Be Published May 13th 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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...

    To Be Published May 18th 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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...

    To Be Published May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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...

    To Be Published May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  6. 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...

    To Be Published June 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  7. 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 rich theoretical insight...

    To Be Published June 24th 2015 by Routledge

  8. 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...

    To Be Published June 25th 2015 by Routledge

  9. 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 20th 2015 by Routledge

  10. 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