The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Sociology of Religion

The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Sociology of Religion
Author: Adam Possamai,Anthony J. Blasi
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 1000
Release: 2020-02-14
ISBN: 1529721962
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Sociology of Religion Book Excerpt:

The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Sociology of Religion takes a three-pronged look at this, namely investigating the role of religion in society; unpacking and evaluating the significance of religion in and on human history; and tracing and outlining the social forces and influences that shape religion. This encyclopedia covers a range of themes from: • fundamental topics like definitions • secularization • dimensions of religiosity to such emerging issues as civil religion • new religious movements This Encyclopedia also addresses contemporary dilemmas such as fundamentalism and extremism and the role of gender in religion.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Sociology of Religion

The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Sociology of Religion
Author: Adam Possamai,Anthony J. Blasi
Publsiher: SAGE Publications Limited
Total Pages: 1024
Release: 2020-04-09
ISBN: 9781473942202
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Sociology of Religion Book Excerpt:

From the origins of sociology, the topic of religion has always been central to the discipline. Religion plays a significant part of any society or culture. As founders of the field, key thinkers such as Émile Durkheim, Karl Marx, and Max Weber all made contributions to the social history and meaning of religion that are still being explored today. The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Sociology of Religion takes a three-pronged look at this burgeoning field, namely investigating the role of religion in society; unpacking and evaluating the significance of religion in and on human history; and tracing and outlining the social forces and influences that shape religion. This encyclopedia covers a range of themes from fundamental topics like definitions, secularization, and dimensions of religiosity to such emerging issues as civil religion and new religious movements. Furthermore, the encyclopedia squarely addresses contemporary dilemmas such as fundamentalism and extremism and the role of gender in religion.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society
Author: Frederick F. Wherry,Juliet B. Schor, Consulting Editor
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 1984
Release: 2015-09-01
ISBN: 1506346170
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society Book Excerpt:

Economics is the nexus and engine that runs society, affecting societal well-being, raising standards of living when economies prosper or lowering citizens through class structures when economies perform poorly. Our society only has to witness the booms and busts of the past decade to see how economics profoundly affects the cores of societies around the world. From a household budget to international trade, economics ranges from the micro- to the macro-level. It relates to a breadth of social science disciplines that help describe the content of the proposed encyclopedia, which will explicitly approach economics through varied disciplinary lenses. Although there are encyclopedias of covering economics (especially classic economic theory and history), the SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society emphasizes the contemporary world, contemporary issues, and society. Features: 4 volumes with approximately 800 signed articles ranging from 1,000 to 5,000 words each are presented in a choice of print or electronic editions Organized A-to-Z with a thematic Reader's Guide in the front matter groups related entries Articles conclude with References & Future Readings to guide students to the next step on their research journeys Cross-references between and among articles combine with a thorough Index and the Reader's Guide to enhance search-and-browse in the electronic version Pedagogical elements include a Chronology of Economics and Society, Resource Guide, and Glossary This academic, multi-author reference work will serve as a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers within social science programs who seek to better understand economics through a contemporary lens.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies

The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies
Author: Abbie E. Goldberg
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 1480
Release: 2016-05-10
ISBN: 1483371298
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies Book Excerpt:

This far-reaching and contemporary new Encyclopedia examines and explores the lives and experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) individuals, focusing on the contexts and forces that shape their lives. The work focuses on LGBTQ issues and identity primarily through the lenses of psychology, human development and sociology, emphasizing queer, feminist and ecological perspectives on the topic, and addresses questions such as: · What are the key theories used to understand variations in sexual orientation and gender identity? · How do Gay-Straight Alliances (GSA) affect LGBTQ youth? · How do LGBTQ people experience the transition to parenthood? · How does sexual orientation intersect with other key social locations, such as race, to shape experience and identity? · What are the effects of marriage equality on sexual minority individuals and couples? Top researchers and clinicians contribute to the 400 signed entries, from fields such as: · Psychology · Human Development · Gender/Queer Studies · Sexuality Studies · Social Work · Sociology The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies is an essential resource for researchers interested in an interdisciplinary perspective on LGBTQ lives and issues.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior
Author: Fathali M. Moghaddam
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 1024
Release: 2017-05-03
ISBN: 1506353266
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior Book Excerpt:

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior explores the intersection of psychology, political science, sociology, and human behavior. This encyclopedia integrates theories, research, and case studies from a variety of disciplines that inform this established area of study. Aimed at college and university students, this one-of-a-kind book covers voting patterns, interactions between groups, what makes different types of government systems appealing to different societies, and the impact of early childhood development on political beliefs, among others. Topics explored by political psychologists are of great interest in fields beyond either psychology or political science, with implications, for instance, within business and management. This title will be available online on SAGE Knowledge, the ultimate social sciences library.

A Phenomenology of Indigenous Religions

A Phenomenology of Indigenous Religions
Author: James L. Cox
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2022-02-24
ISBN: 1350250732
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Phenomenology of Indigenous Religions Book Excerpt:

This book compiles James L. Cox's most important writings on a phenomenology of Indigenous Religions into one volume, with a new introduction and conclusion by the author. Cox has consistently exemplified phenomenological methods by applying them to his own field studies among Indigenous Religions, principally in Zimbabwe and Alaska, but also in Australia and New Zealand. Included in this collection are his articles in which he defines what he means by the category 'religion' and how this informs his precise meaning of the classification 'Indigenous Religions'. These theoretical considerations are always illustrated clearly and concisely by specific studies of Indigenous Religions and their dynamic interaction with contemporary political and social circumstances. This collection demonstrates the continued relevance of the phenomenological method in the study of religions by presenting the method as dynamic and adaptable to contemporary social contexts and as responsive to intellectual critiques of the method.

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Migration

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Migration
Author: Rubina Ramji,Alison Marshall
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2022-05-19
ISBN: 1350203866
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Migration Book Excerpt:

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Migration presents the story of religion and migration predominantly through the experiences of Muslims, Sikhs, Hindus and Buddhists, considering intersectional issues including race, ethnicity, class, gender and generation throughout. Many chapters are grounded in embodied ethnography including participant observation fieldwork, interviews, oral history collections and qualitative analysis, drawing on sociological and anthropological theory, as well as non-western and historical approaches to religion. Chapters also chronicle migration in regional, transnational, multicultural and populist contexts, examining everyday religiosity and religion across generations. The volume includes chapters on Islam and Muslim identity, Chinese and Vietnamese Buddhism, Filipino and Korean religiosity and Polish Catholicism.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of War Social Science Perspectives

The SAGE Encyclopedia of War  Social Science Perspectives
Author: Paul Joseph
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 2104
Release: 2016-10-11
ISBN: 1483359883
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Encyclopedia of War Social Science Perspectives Book Excerpt:

Traditional explorations of war look through the lens of history and military science, focusing on big events, big battles, and big generals. By contrast, The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspective views war through the lens of the social sciences, looking at the causes, processes and effects of war and drawing from a vast group of fields such as communication and mass media, economics, political science and law, psychology and sociology. Key features include: More than 650 entries organized in an A-to-Z format, authored and signed by key academics in the field Entries conclude with cross-references and further readings, aiding the researcher further in their research journeys An alternative Reader’s Guide table of contents groups articles by disciplinary areas and by broad themes A helpful Resource Guide directing researchers to classic books, journals and electronic resources for more in-depth study This important and distinctive work will be a key reference for all researchers in the fields of political science, international relations and sociology.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol
Author: Scott C. Martin
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 1704
Release: 2014-12-16
ISBN: 1483331083
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol Book Excerpt:

Alcohol consumption goes to the very roots of nearly all human societies. Different countries and regions have become associated with different sorts of alcohol, for instance, the “beer culture” of Germany, the “wine culture” of France, Japan and saki, Russia and vodka, the Caribbean and rum, or the “moonshine culture” of Appalachia. Wine is used in religious rituals, and toasts are used to seal business deals or to celebrate marriages and state dinners. However, our relation with alcohol is one of love/hate. We also regulate it and tax it, we pass laws about when and where it’s appropriate, we crack down severely on drunk driving, and the United States and other countries tried the failed “Noble Experiment” of Prohibition. While there are many encyclopedias on alcohol, nearly all approach it as a substance of abuse, taking a clinical, medical perspective (alcohol, alcoholism, and treatment). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol examines the history of alcohol worldwide and goes beyond the historical lens to examine alcohol as a cultural and social phenomenon, as well—both for good and for ill—from the earliest days of humankind.

The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Religion

The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Religion
Author: James A Beckford,Jay Demerath
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2007-10-29
ISBN: 1446206521
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Religion Book Excerpt:

"In their introduction to this Handbook, the editors affirm: 'Many sociologists have come to realise that it makes no sense now to omit religion from the repertoire of social scientific explanations of social life'. I wholeheartedly agree. I also suggest that this wide-ranging set of essays should become a starting-point for such enquiries. Each chapter is clear, comprehensive and well-structured - making the Handbook a real asset for all those engaged in the field." - Grace Davie, University of Exeter "Serious social scientists who care about making sense of the world can no longer ignore the fact that religious beliefs and practices are an important part of this world... This Handbook is a valuable resource for specialists and amateurs alike. The editors have done an exceptionally fine job of incorporating topics that illuminate the range and diversity of religion and its continuing significance throughout the world." - Robert Wuthnow, Princeton University At a time when religions are increasingly affecting, and affected by, life beyond the narrowly sacred sphere, religion everywhere seems to be caught up in change and conflict. In the midst of this contention and confusion, the sociology of religion provides a rich source of understanding and explanation. This Handbook presents an unprecedentedly comprehensive assessment of the field, both where it has been and where it is headed. Like its many distinguished contributors, its topics and their coverage are truly global in their reach. The Handbook's 35 chapters are organized into eight sections: basic theories and debates; methods of studying religion; social forms and experiences of religion; issues of power and control in religious organizations; religion and politics; individual religious behaviour in social context; religion, self-identity and the life-course; and case studies of China, Eastern Europe, Israel, Japan, and Mexico. Each chapter establishes benchmarks for the state of sociological thinking about religion in the 21st century and provides a rich bibliography for pursuing its subject further. Overall, the Handbook stretches the field conceptually, methodologically, comparatively, and historically. An indispensable source of guidance and insight for both students and scholars. Choice 'Outstanding Academic Title' 2009

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods
Author: Michael Lewis-Beck,Emeritus Professor Alan Bryman,Alan E Bryman,Tim Futing Liao,Tim F. (Futing) Liao
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 1305
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780761923633
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods Book Excerpt:

"The first encyclopedia to cover inclusively both quantitative and qualitative research approaches, this set provides clear explanations of 1,000 methodologies, avoiding mathematical equations when possible with liberal cross-referencing and bibliographies. Each volume includes a list of works cited, and the third contains a comprehensive index and lists of person names, organizations, books, tests, software, major concepts, surveys, and methodologies."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005.

Counting Religion in Britain 1970 2020

Counting Religion in Britain  1970 2020
Author: Clive D. Field
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-12-09
ISBN: 0192666029
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Counting Religion in Britain 1970 2020 Book Excerpt:

Counting Religion in Britain, 1970-2020, the fourth volume in the author's chronological history of British secularization, sheds significant new light on the nature, scale, and timing of religious change in Britain during the past half-century, with particular reference to quantitative sources. Adopting a key performance indicators approach, twenty-one facets of personal religious belonging, behaving, and believing are examined, offering a much wider range of lenses through which the health of religion can be viewed and appraised than most contemporary scholarship. Summative analysis of these indicators, by means of a secularization dashboard, leads to a reaffirmation of the validity of secularization (in its descriptive sense) as the dominant narrative and direction of travel since 1970, while acknowledging that it is an incomplete process and without endorsing all aspects of the paradigmatic expression of secularization as a by-product of modernization.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society
Author: Robert W. Kolb
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 4072
Release: 2018-03-27
ISBN: 1483381536
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society Book Excerpt:

Thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society, Second Edition explores current topics, such as mass social media, cookies, and cyber-attacks, as well as traditional issues including accounting, discrimination, environmental concerns, and management. The new edition also includes an in-depth examination of current and recent ethical affairs, such as the dangerous work environments of off-shore factories for Western retailers, the negligence resulting in the 2010 BP oil spill, the gender wage gap, the minimum wage debate and increasing income disparity, and the unparalleled level of debt in the U.S. and other countries with the challenges it presents to many societies and the considerable impact on the ethics of intergenerational wealth transfers. Key Features Include: Seven volumes, available in both electronic and print formats, contain more than 1,200 signed entries by significant figures in the field Cross-references and suggestions for further readings to guide students to in-depth resources Thematic Reader's Guide groups related entries by general topics Index allows for thorough browse-and-search capabilities in the electronic edition

Sociology of Religion

Sociology of Religion
Author: Kevin J. Christiano,William H. Swatos,Peter Kivisto
Publsiher: Rowman Altamira
Total Pages: 365
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780759100350
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sociology of Religion Book Excerpt:

Sociology of Religion: Contemporary Developments charts changes in the sociology of religion without ignoring the continuing relevance of Weber, Durkheim, and Marx. Veteran sociologists Christiano, Swatos, and Kivisto address both the foundations and the profound changes in the field, placing new conceptions against their historical background. Charts, pictures, down-to-earth examples, and a readable style keep the history and new developments within the reach of undergraduates. Instructors who want to give their students a current and comprehensive overview of the field should take a look at Sociology of Religion: Contemporary Developments. Visit our website for sample chapters!

International Encyclopedia of the Social Behavioral Sciences

International Encyclopedia of the Social   Behavioral Sciences
Author: Neil J. Smelser,Paul B. Baltes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 18181
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Encyclopedia of the Social Behavioral Sciences Book Excerpt:

The largest work ever published in the social and behavioural sciences. It contains 4000 signed articles, 15 million words of text, 90,000 bibliographic references and 150 biographical entries.

Book Review Index 2009

Book Review Index 2009
Author: Dana Ferguson
Publsiher: Book Review Index Cumulation
Total Pages: 1296
Release: 2009-08
ISBN: 9781414419121
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Book Review Index 2009 Book Excerpt:

Book Review Index provides quick access to reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape and electronic media representing a wide range of popular, academic and professional interests. The up-to-date coverage, wide scope and inclusion of citations for both newly published and older materials make Book Review Index an exceptionally useful reference tool. More than 600 publications are indexed, including journals and national general interest publications and newspapers. Book Review Index is available in a three-issue subscription covering the current year or as an annual cumulation covering the past year.

Investigating Political Tolerance at Conservative Protestant Colleges and Universities

Investigating Political Tolerance at Conservative Protestant Colleges and Universities
Author: George Yancey,Laurel Shaler,Jerald H. Walz
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2019-02-21
ISBN: 0429756933
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Investigating Political Tolerance at Conservative Protestant Colleges and Universities Book Excerpt:

This book aims to investigate the level of political tolerance at conservative Protestant colleges and universities. Through innovative and methodologically sophisticated techniques, the authors test the political openness of these institutions as a proxy for their willingness to accept opinions that fall outside of those held by their religious community. The purpose of this study is to determine if there is an insular environment at conservative Protestant institutions beyond religious obligations, or if these institutions are only restrictive as it concerns those theological commitments. Drawing from five distinct sets of data, the authors demonstrate that conservative Protestant institutions of higher education exhibit more political diversity and political tolerance than other institutions of higher education, including elite ‘Research 1’ institutions.

Spiritual Diversity in Social Work Practice

Spiritual Diversity in Social Work Practice
Author: Edward R. Canda,Leola Dyrud Furman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 449
Release: 2010
ISBN: 0195372794
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spiritual Diversity in Social Work Practice Book Excerpt:

Weaving together interdisciplinary theory and research, as well as the results from a national survey of practitioners, the authors describe a spiritually oriented model for practice that places clients' challenges and goals within the context of their deepest meanings and highest aspirations. Using richly detailed case examples and thought-provoking activities, this highly accessible text illustrates the professional values and ethical principles that guide spiritually sensitive practice. It presents definitions and conceptual models of spirituality and religion; draws connections between spiritual diversity and cultural, gender, and sexual orientation diversity; and offers insights from Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Indigenous religions, Islam, Judaism, Existentialism, and Transpersonal theory. Eminently practical, it guides professionals in understanding and assessing spiritual development and related mental health issues and outlines techniques that support transformation and resilience, such as meditation, mindfulness, ritual, forgiveness, and engagement of individual and community-based spiritual support systems.

The Encyclopedia of Religion

The Encyclopedia of Religion
Author: Mircea Eliade
Publsiher: Macmillan Reference USA
Total Pages: 550
Release: 1987
ISBN: 9780029098202
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of Religion Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive guide to the history, beliefs, concepts, practices, and major figures of religions past and present.

A Reflexive Islamic Modernity

A Reflexive Islamic Modernity
Author: Mohammad Magout
Publsiher: Ergon Verlag
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2020-03-06
ISBN: 3956506375
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Reflexive Islamic Modernity Book Excerpt:

Die Nizari-Ismailiten gehören zu den muslimischen Gemeinschaften, die sich am intensivsten in der akademischen Ausbildung und Wissensproduktion in den Islam- und Geisteswissenschaften engagieren. Zu diesem Zweck betreiben sie zwei akademische Institutionen in London: das Institute of Ismaili Studies und das Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations. Die vorliegende Studie untersucht im Rückgriff auf religions- und wissenssoziologische Ansätze den akademischen Diskurs der beiden Institute und die religiösen Ausrichtungen innerhalb ihrer internationalen Studentenschaft. Dabei wird deutlich, dass sich die Gemeinschaft vorwiegend mit drei Themenbereichen auseinandersetzt: dem Verhältnis zur säkularen Moderne, zu den Hauptströmungen des Islam und zu sich selbst. Der ismailitische Umgang mit dieser dreifachen Herausforderung lässt sich als ein Prozess der reflexiven Modernisierung verstehen, in dem der Islam als Kultur anstatt als Religion neu konzeptualisiert und Ungewissheit in religiöser Subjektivität verinnerlicht wird.