Books in category Social Science – Sociology of Religion

  • Sharia Dynamics

    Sharia Dynamics
    Timothy P. Daniels

    This multidisciplinary volume explores the role of Islamic law within the dynamic processes of postcolonial transformation, nation building, and social reform.

  • Salafismus in Deutschland

    Salafismus in Deutschland
    Ahmet Toprak, Gerrit Weitzel

    Der Band untersucht den Salafismus als Phänomen einer spezifischen Jugendkultur – die nicht nur auf Jugendliche mit Migrationshintergrund zielt und befasst sich mit ihrer Attraktivität sowie ihrer medialen und subkulturellen Mustern.

  • Meals in the Early Christian World

    Meals in the Early Christian World
    Dennis E. Smith

    This book provides three categories of investigation: 1) The Typology and Context of the Greco-Roman Banquet, 2) Who Was at the Greco-Roman Banquets, and 3) The Culture of Reclining.

  • Sharing our Lives Online

    Sharing our Lives Online
    David R. Brake

    Why do we share so much about our lives on social media when we often have little idea who might be reading or viewing? David R. Brake examines the causes and consequences of moving towards a radically open society.

  • Making Postmodern Mothers

    Making ‘Postmodern’ Mothers
    Meredith Nash

    This book, the first of its kind, provides a multi-disciplinary, empirical account of pregnant embodiment and how it fits into wider sociological and feminist discourses about gender, bodies, "fitness," "fat," feminism, celebrity and …

  • Free Will

    Free Will
    Sam Harris

    In this enlightening book, Sam Harris argues that this truth about the human mind does not undermine morality or diminish the importance of social and political freedom, but it can and should change the way we think about some of the most …

  • Himalayan Dialogue

    Himalayan Dialogue
    Stan Mumford

    Mumford's focus is on the "dialogue" taking place between the lamaist and the shamanic regimes, as a historic development occurring between different cultural layers.

  • Mapping Cultures

    Mapping Cultures
    Les Roberts

    An interdisciplinary collection exploring the practices and cultures of mapping in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

  • Introducing Islam

    Introducing Islam
    Ziauddin Sardar

    Introducing Islam recounts the history of Islam from the birth of Prophet Muhammad in the 6th century to its status as a global culture and political force today.

  • Eastern Orthodox Encounters of Identity and Otherness

    Eastern Orthodox Encounters of Identity and Otherness
    A. Krawchuk, T. Bremer

    From diverse international and multi-disciplinary perspectives, the contributors to this volume analyze the experiences, challenges and responses of Orthodox Churches to the foundational transformations associated with the dissolution of …

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