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  1. 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 2014 by Routledge

  2. Media, Religion and Culture

    An Introduction

    By Jeffrey H. Mahan

    Religion has always been shaped by the media of its time, and today we live in a media culture that informs much of what we think and how we behave. Religious believers, communities and institutions use media as tools to communicate, but also as locations where they construct and express identity,...

    Published May 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Christianity and Critical Realism

    Ambiguity, Truth and Theological Literacy

    By Andrew Wright

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

    One of the key achievements of critical realism has been to expose the modernist myth of universal reason, which holds that authentic knowledge claims must be objectively ‘pure’, uncontaminated by the subjectivity of local place, specific time and particular culture. Wright aims to address...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Believing in Russia - Religious Policy after Communism

    By Geraldine Fagan

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    This book presents a comprehensive overview of religious policy in Russia since the end of the communist regime, exposing many of the ambiguities and uncertainties about the position of religion in Russian life. It reveals how religious freedom in Russia has, contrary to the widely held view, a...

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Law, Religion and Homosexuality

    By Paul Johnson, Robert Vanderbeck

    Law, Religion and Homosexuality is the first book-length study of how religion has shaped, and continues to shape, legislation that regulates the lives of gay men and lesbians . Through a systematic examination of how religious discourse influences the making of law – in the form of official...

    Published May 5th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Refashioning Secularisms in France and Turkey

    The Case of the Headscarf Ban

    By Amelie Barras

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    Over the past few years, secularism has become an intrinsic component of discussions on religious freedom and religious governance. The question of whether states should restrict the wearing of headscarves and other religious symbols has been particularly critical in guiding this thought...

    Published April 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Commodified Bodies

    Organ Transplantation and the Organ Trade

    By Oliver Decker

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    Commodified Bodies examines the social practice of organ transplantation and trafficking and scrutinises the increasingly neoliberal tendencies in the medical system. It analyses phenomena such as the denomination of human body parts as "raw materials" and "commodities," or the arguments used by...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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