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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  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...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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