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  1. On Durkheim's Elementary Forms of Religious Life

    Edited by N.J. Allen, W.S.F. Pickering, W. Watts Miller

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    This is the first collection of essays to be published on Durkheim's masterpiece The Elementary Forms of Religious Life. It represents the work of the most important international Durkheim scholars from the fields of anthropology, philosophy and sociology. The essays focus on key topics including:*...

    Published April 7th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Religion in Contemporary China

    Revitalization and Innovation

    Edited by Adam Yuet Chau

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    Before the modernist transformations of the twentieth century, China had one of the richest and most diverse religious cultures in the world. The radical anti-traditionalist policies of both the Republican and Communist regimes as well as other socio-historical factors posed formidable challenges...

    Published March 20th 2014 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 March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Muslim Women Online

    Faith and Identity in Virtual Space

    By Anna Piela

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    While issues surrounding Muslim women are common in the international media, the voices of Muslim women themselves are largely absent from media coverage and despite the rapidly increasing presence of Muslim women in online groups and discussions, it is still a relatively unexplored topic.This book...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Political Liberalism in Muslim Societies

    By Fevzi Bilgin

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    Having survived the process of modernization and reasserted themselves in public life, religious traditions play an increasingly important public role in shaping and defining social institutions and interactions. This book examines Rawls’s theory of political liberalism in the context of ...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Religion in Contemporary European Cinema

    The Postsecular Constellation

    Edited by Costica Bradatan, Camil Ungureanu

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion and Film

    The religious landscape in Europe is changing dramatically. While the authority of institutional religion has weakened, a growing number of people now desire individualized religious and spiritual experiences, finding the self-complacency of secularism unfulfilling. The "crisis of religion" is...

    Published February 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Life as a Weapon

    The Global Rise of Suicide Bombings

    By Riaz Hassan

    Suicide bombing has become a weapon of choice among terrorist groups because of its lethality and ability to cause mayhem and fear. But who carries out these acts, and what motivates them? By undertaking analysis of the information in the most comprehensive suicide terrorism database in the world,...

    Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Islamophobia in the West

    Measuring and Explaining Individual Attitudes

    Edited by Marc Helbling

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Since the late 1980s, growing migration from countries with a Muslim cultural background, and increasing Islamic fundamentalism related to terrorist attacks in Western Europe and the US, have created a new research field investigating the way states and ordinary citizens react to these new...

    Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Understanding Religious Ritual

    Theoretical approaches and innovations

    Edited by John P. Hoffmann

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Although numerous studies of religious rituals have been conducted by religious studies scholars, anthropologists, sociologists, and psychologists, it is rare to find a work that brings scholars from different disciplines together to discuss the similarities and differences in their research. This...

    Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Mobilizing Regions, Mobilizing Europe

    Expert Knowledge and Scientific Planning in European Regional Development

    By Sebastian M. Buettner

    Series: Routledge/ESA Studies in European Societies

    Regional development strategies are becoming more similar all around Europe, even though regional differences are more pronounced than ever and many European regions have become more autonomous actors. This thesis of a peculiar standardized diversification of sub-national space in the modern...

    Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge