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Title The new Blackwell companion to the sociology of religion / edited by Bryan S. Turner.

Published Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley-Blackwell, [2010]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  306.6 NEWB    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 691 pages ; 26 cm.
Series Blackwell companions to sociology.
Blackwell companions to sociology.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Mapping the sociology of religion / Bryan S. Turner -- Part I: The foundations -- The sociology of religion : the foundations / Andrew McKinnon -- Durkheim and after : religion, culture, and politics / William Ramp -- The functional theory of religion / Victor Lidz -- Recent developments in the anthropology of religion / Simon Coleman -- Part II: From secularization to resacralisation -- Secularization / Steve Bruce -- American exceptionalism? / John Torpey -- Resacralization / Grace Davie -- Part III: New developments -- Rational choice and the sociology of religion / David Lehmann -- The religious habitus : embodiment, religion, and sociological theory / Philip Mellor and Chris Shilling -- Women, religions, and feminisms / Fang-Long Shih -- Part IV: Institutionalization : old and new forms -- New research on megachurches : non-denominationalism and sectarianism / Steven Ellingson -- The sociology of spirituality : reflections on a problematic endeavour / Matthew Wood -- Arguing against darwinism : religion, science, and public morality / Michael Evans and John Evans -- Part V: Sociology of comparative religions -- The sociology of early Christianity : from history to theory, and back again / Joseph Bryant -- Judaism : covenant, pluralism, and piety / Alan Mittleman -- Sociology and anthropology of Islam : a critical debate / Gabriele Marranci -- Approaches to the study of Buddhism / Catherine Newell -- Sociology of Hinduism / Patrap Kumar Penumala -- Religious awakening in China under communist rule : a political economy approach / Fenggang Yang -- Native American religious traditions : a sociological approach / Dennis Kelly -- Part VI: Globalization -- Globalization and the sociology of religion / Lionel Obadia -- Pentecostalism and Charismatic movements in a global perspective / Afe Adogame -- Fundamentalism / Richard T. Antoun -- Religion, media, and and globalization / Jeremy Stolow -- Toward a sociology of religious commodification / Pattana Kitiarsa -- Women and piety movements / Rachel Rinaldo -- Religion and nationalism : a critical re-examination / Genevíaeve Zubrzycki -- Part VII: The future of religion -- The future of religion / Andrew Wernick -- Religion in post-secular society / Bryan S. Turner.
Summary Reflecting the latest developments in the field, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the sociology of religion with a clear emphasis on comparative and historical approaches. It covers major debates in secularization theory, rational choice theory, feminism, and the body.
Other author Turner, Bryan S.
Subject Religion and sociology.
Variant Title Sociology of religion.
ISBN 9781405188524 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1405188529 (hardcover : alk. paper)