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Religion and Legal Pluralism
Religion and Legal Pluralism
Edited by Russell Sandberg

Religion and Legal Pluralism

Whilst a number of important theoretical works concerning legal pluralism in the context of cultural rights have been published, little has been published specifically on religion. Religion and Legal Pluralism explores the extent to which religious laws are already recognised by the state and the extent to which religious legal systems, such as Sharia law, should be accommodated.

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Dying: A Social Perspective on the End of Life
Dying: A Social Perspective on the End of Life
Alex Broom

Dying: A Social Perspective on the End of Life

Drawing on extensive qualitative fieldwork with patients, carers and health professionals in Australia and the United Kingdom, this book provides a critical examination of the different spheres of dying, in social and cultural context. Exploring complex issues such as the politics of assisted dying, negotiating medical futility, gender and dying, the desire for redemption, the moralities of 'the good fight' and the lived experience of bodily disintegration ...

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A Sociology of Prayer
A Sociology of Prayer
Edited by Giuseppe Giordan and Linda Woodhead

A Sociology of Prayer

Why do people pray and in what situations and settings? Does prayer imply a god, and if so, what sort? A Sociology of Prayer addresses these fundamental questions and opens up important new debates.Drawing from religion, anthropology and historical perspectives, the contributors focus particularly on prayer as a social and personal matter, and situate prayer in the conditions of complex, late modern societies worldwide. Presenting fresh empirical ...

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Modernities, Memory and Mutations
Modernities, Memory and Mutations
Edited by Abby Day and Mia Lövheim

Modernities, Memory and Mutations

Grace Davie and the Study of Religion

Grace Davie, one of the world’s most influential scholars in contemporary sociology of religion, has furthered a tradition developed by David Martin and others in comparative sociology of religion and modernity in European and international perspective. Davie’s writings on belief and belonging, particularly in a context outside active Church ...

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Sacred Mobilities
Sacred Mobilities
Edited by Avril Maddrell, Alan Terry and Tim Gale

Sacred Mobilities

Journeys of Belief and Belonging

This collection draws on the Mobilities approach to look afresh at notions of the sacred where they intersect with people, objects and other things on the move. Consideration of a wide range of spiritual meanings and practices also sheds light on the motivations and experiences associated with particular mobilities. Drawing on rich, situated ...

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Religion and LGBTQ Sexualities
Religion and LGBTQ Sexualities
Edited by Stephen Hunt

Religion and LGBTQ Sexualities

Critical Essays

This compiled and edited collection provides perspectives from a wide range of interdisciplinary fields on the debates around LGBTQ sexualities and religion/spirituality. The essays draw attention to aspects of religiosity that shape the lived experiences of LGBTQ people, represent the search of sexual minorities for spiritual ‘safe spaces’ ...

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Managing Religious Diversity in the Workplace
Managing Religious Diversity in the Workplace
Edited by Stefan Gröschl and Regine Bendl

Managing Religious Diversity in the Workplace

Examples from Around the World

Managing Religious Diversity in the Workplace presents essays, conceptual papers, empirical studies and case studies about how religious diversity and spirituality are managed in the workplace. The different contributions discuss policies and practices of firms addressing the religious and spiritual beliefs of their employees, how implicit ...

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Technofutures, Nature and the Sacred
Technofutures, Nature and the Sacred
Edited by Celia Deane-Drummond, Sigurd Bergmann and Bronislaw Szerszynski

Technofutures, Nature and the Sacred

Transdisciplinary Perspectives

How do the powerful driving forces of religion and technology interact in the way that humans act towards and within the natural world? Deane-Drummond, Bergmann and Szerszynski are concerned with understanding the complex relation between technology and religious belief in their intersections with the natural world. Working from both theoretical ...

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