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Month: June 2014

New Book: Religiously Oriented Parties and Democratization

New Book: Religiously Oriented Parties and Democratization

Religiously Oriented Parties and Democratization Edited by Luca Ozzano, Francesco Cavatorta Routledge – 2014 – 174 pages Series: Democratization Special Issues http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138775381/ To the surprise of both academics and policy-makers, religion has not been relegated entirely to the private sphere; quite the contrary. Over the last few decades, religion has begun to play a significant role in public affairs and, in many cases, directly in political systems. This edited volume analyses in detail how religion and religious precepts inform the…

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Cfp: Diasporic and Migrant Identities

Cfp: Diasporic and Migrant Identities

International Conference: “Diasporic and Migrant Identities: Social, Cultural, Political, Religious and Spiritual Aspects”, Sarajevo, 23-24 April 2015 The conference will open up the floor for dialogue about diasporic and migrant identities of Balkan Muslims and also establish a network of scholars and researchers working on these issues. Information http://www.iitb.ba/content/call-for-submission-of-papers-for-the-international-conference/297

Cfp: Religion, Diversity and Governance

Cfp: Religion, Diversity and Governance

Religion, Diversity and Governance Annual Conference of the Australian Association for the Study of Religion (AASR) in partnership with the Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Deakin University Religion and Society Research Centre, University of Western Sydney Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry, Australian Catholic University Deakin University Melbourne City Centre Campus 3 – 5 December 2014 Keynote Speakers Professor Lori Beaman, University of Ottawa Professor Gary D. Bouma, Monash University Professor Matthew…

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Cfp: Explaining Nonreligion and Secularity in the US and Beyond

Cfp: Explaining Nonreligion and Secularity in the US and Beyond

Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network – 3rd International Conference Call for Papers | 19-20 November 2014, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA EXPLAINING NONRELIGION AND SECULARITY IN THE U.S. AND BEYOND Conveners: Ryan Cragun (ryantcragun@gmail.com), Christel Manning (manningc@sacredheart.edu), and Phil Zuckerman (phil_zuckerman@pitzer.edu) Keynote speakers: Professor Darren Sherkat (Sociology, Southern Illinois University) Professor Lori Beaman (Classics and Religious Studies, University of Ottowa) The study of nonreligion and secularity, long neglected by religion researchers, has recently become a growing field of inquiry. The NSRN…

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New Book: Immigrant Faith: Patterns of Immigrant Religion in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe

New Book: Immigrant Faith: Patterns of Immigrant Religion in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe

Immigrant Faith: Patterns of Immigrant Religion in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe Phillip Connor, Ph.D. New York University Press – August 2014 More details and pre-order: http://bit.ly/TxL4us Overview Immigrant Faith examines trends and patterns relating to religion in the lives of immigrants. The volume moves beyond specific studies of particular faiths in particular immigrant destinations to present the religious lives of immigrants in the United States, Canada, and Europe on a broad scale. Religion is not merely one…

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Religion, Nation(alism) and Transnationalism Symposium

Religion, Nation(alism) and Transnationalism Symposium

The University of Western Sydney’s Religion and Society Research Centre invites you to attend the: Religion, Nation(alism) and Transnationalism Symposium Speakers: Saïd Arjomand, State University of New York Julia Day Howell, University of Western Sydney Mark Hutchinson, University of Western Sydney Patrick Michel, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales Enzo Pace, University of Padua Bryan Turner, Australian Catholic University and City University of New York Firdaus Wajdi, State University of Jakarta and University of Western Sydney Date: Wednesday, 09…

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International Sociology Special Issue on ‘Multiple Secularities’

International Sociology Special Issue on ‘Multiple Secularities’

Special Issue: Multiple Secularities: Religion and Modernity in the Global Age INTERNATIONAL SOCIOLOGY November 2013; 28 (6) http://iss.sagepub.com/content/28/6.toc Articles Marian Burchardt, Monika Wohlrab-Sahr, and Ute Wegert ‘Multiple secularities’: Postcolonial variations and guiding ideas in India and South Africa Gudrun Krämer Modern but not secular: Religion, identity and the ordre public in the Arab Middle East David Lehmann Religion as heritage, religion as belief: Shifting frontiers of secularism in Europe, the USA and Brazil Peter Beyer Questioning the secular/religious divide in…

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New Book: One Family Under God

New Book: One Family Under God

One Family Under God: Immigration Politics and Progressive Religion in America Grace Yukich Oxford University Press 2013 http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199988679.do – Focuses on progressive religious activists, a group that has often been ignored in favor of focusing on conservative religious activists or secular leftists – Focuses on stories of mixed-status immigrant families in danger of being separated through deportation and the complexities surrounding their cases, which challenge simplistic understandings of immigration status – Introduces a new theoretical concept-the multi-target social movement-and develops…

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New Book: Religion in the Context of Globalization

New Book: Religion in the Context of Globalization

Religion in the Context of Globalization Essays on Concept, Form, and Political Implication By Peter Beyer Routledge – 2013 – 232 pages Series: Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics http://www.psypress.com/books/details/9780415783583/ Peter Beyer has been a central figure in the debate about religion and globalization for many years, this volume is a collection of essays on the relation between religion and globalization with special emphasis on the concept of religion, its modern forms and on the relation of religion to the…

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New Book: From Religious Empires to Secular States

New Book: From Religious Empires to Secular States

From Religious Empires to Secular States State Secularization in Turkey, Iran, and Russia By Birol Baskan Routledge 2014 http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415743518/ In the 1920s and the 1930s, Turkey, Iran and Russia vehemently pursued state-secularizing reforms, but adopted different strategies in doing so. But why do states follow different secularizing strategies? The literature has already shattered the illusion that secularization of the state has been a unilinear, homogeneous and universal process, and has convincingly shown that secularization of the state has unfolded along…

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