Sociology of Shiʿite Islam

Collected Essays
Author: Saïd Amir Arjomand
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004326278
Category: History
Page: 498
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Sociology of Shiʿite Islam is a comprehensive study of the development of Shiʿism from its sectarian formation in the eighth century through its establishment as Iran’s national religion in the sixteenth to the Islamic revolution Iran in the twentieth century.

Sociology of Religion for Generations X and Y


Author: Adam Possamai
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134937741
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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Generations X and Y are plugged into the contemporary world of consumption, popular culture, and the internet. These generations treat knowledge and belief as a more flexible concept, often focusing on the practical rather than the theoretical and often drawing on conflicting sources in both popular and cyber culture. Their approach to religious belief and practice requires a new way of studying the sociology of religion. 'Sociology of Religion for Generations X and Y' examines key world religions - Buddhism, Christianity and Islam - as well as newer religious groups, such as Scientology, New Age, Witchcraft and online communities such as Jediism and Matrixism. The book covers a range of key concepts: secularisation and modernisation, re-enchantment, the 'McDonaldisation' of society, and the easternisation of the west. Each chapter opens with a case study from popular culture or the internet which takes the reader to the heart of the topic being discussed. Employing both classical sociological theory and contemporary critical theory, 'Sociology of Religion for Generations X and Y' explains where contemporary religion and spirituality are coming from, where they are now, and where they are going.

The Sociology of Religion

A Substantive and Transdisciplinary Approach
Author: George Lundskow
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 1412937213
Category: Social Science
Page: 445
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Using a lively narrative, The Sociology of Religion is an insightful text that follows the logic of actual research, first investigating the facts of religion in all its great diversity, including its practices and beliefs, and then analyzing actual examples of religious developments using relevant conceptual frameworks. As a result, students actively engage in the discovery, learning, and analytical processes as they progress through the textùjust as a scholar pursues knowledge in the field and then applies theoretical constructs to interpret findings.This unique text is organized around essential topics and real-life issues and examines religion both as an object of sociological analysis as well as a device for seeking personal meaning in life. While primarily sociological in focus, the text incorporates relevant interdisciplinary scholarshipùthus teaching sociological perspectives on religion while introducing students to relevant research from other fields. Sidebar features and photographs of religious figures bring the text to life for readers.Key Features and Benefits:Uses substantive and truly contemporary real-life religious issues of current interest to engage the reader in a way few other texts doCombines theory with empirical examples drawn from the United States and around the world, emphasizing a critical and analytical perspective that encourages better understanding of the material presentedFeatures discussions of emergent religions, consumerism, and the link between religion, sports, and other forms of popular cultureDraws upon interdisciplinary literature, helping students appreciate the contributions of other disciplines while primarily developing an understanding of the sociology of religion InstructorÆs Resources on CD-ROM· InstructorÆs Resources on CD-ROM contains chapter outlines, summaries, multiple-choice questions, essay questions, and short answer questions as well as illustrations from the book. Contact Customer Care at 1-800-818-SAGE (7243) to request a copy (6:00 a.m.û5:00 p.m., PST).Intended Audience: This core text is designed for upper-level undergraduate students of Sociology of Religion or Religion and Politics.

Cultural Sociology of Divorce

An Encyclopedia
Author: Robert E. Emery
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452274436
Category: Social Science
Page: 1624
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While the formal definition of divorce may be concise and straightforward (legal termination of a marital union, dissolving bonds of matrimony between parties), the effects are anything but, particularly when children are involved. The Americans for Divorce Reform estimates that "40 or possibly even 50 percent of marriages will end in divorce if current trends continue." Outside the U.S., divorce rates have markedly increased across developed countries. Divorce and its effects are a significant social factor in our culture and others. It might be said that a whole "divorce industry" has been constructed, with divorce lawyers and mediators, family counselors, support groups, etc. As King Henry VIII's divorces showed, divorce has not always been easy or accepted. In some countries, divorce is not permitted and even in Europe, countries such as Spain, Italy, Portugal, and the Republic of Ireland legalized divorce only in the latter quarter of the 20th century. This multi-disciplinary encyclopedia covers curricular subjects related to divorce as examined by disciplines ranging from marriage and the family to anthropology, social and legal history, developmental and clinical psychology, and religion, all through a lens of cultural sociology. Features: 550 signed entries, A-to-Z, fill 3 volumes (1,500 pages) in print and electronic formats, offering the most detailed reference work available on issues related to divorce, both in the U.S. and globally. Cross-References and Further Readings guide readers to additional resources. A Chronology provides students with context via a historical perspective of divorce. In the electronic version, the comprehensive Index combines with Cross-References and thematic Reader's Guide themes to provide convenient search-and-browse capabilities. For state and nation entries, uniform entry structure combined with an abundance of statistics facilitates comparison between and across states and nations. Appendices provide further annotated sources of data and statistics.

Sociology: A Global Perspective


Author: Joan Ferrante
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495390917
Category: Science
Page: 592
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Sociology: A Global Perspective, 7/e introduces you to the concepts and theories of sociology, demonstrates how they can be used to think about the most significant and pressing global issues of our day, and uses powerful visual images to illustrate their impact on individuals, local communities, and society. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Sociology of Religious Movements


Author: William Sims Bainbridge
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415912020
Category: Religion
Page: 474
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Explaining how religion and society transform each other, this book explores such movements as Holiness, Adventism, religious communes, Satanism, New Age and democratization. The Sociology of Religious Movements is the culmination of work begun in The Future of Religion (the 1986 award winner of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion) and A Theory of Religion (1993 award winner of the Pacific Sociological Association). Explaining religious schism, innovation, and conversion to show how religion and society transform each other, this book explores such movements as: Holiness, Adventism, religious communes, Children of God, Satanism, New York City Mission Society, New Age, Asian imports, and democratization.

Sociology: A Down to Earth Approach


Author: James M Henslin,Adam M Possamai,Alphia L Possamai-Inesedy,Tim Marjoribanks,Katriona Elder
Publisher: Pearson Higher Education AU
ISBN: 1442562269
Category: Social Science
Page: 639
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James Henslin has always been able to share the excitement of sociology, with his acclaimed "down-to-earth" approach and personal writing style that highlight the sociology of everyday life and its relevance to students' lives. Adapted for students studying within Australia, this text, now in a second edition, has been made even more relevant and engaging to students. With wit, personal reflection, and illuminating examples, the local author team share their passion for sociology, promote sociology to students and entice them to delve deeper into this exciting science. Six central themes run throughout this text: down-to-earth sociology, globalisation, cultural diversity, critical thinking, the new technology, and the growing influence of the mass media on our lives. These themes are especially useful for introducing the controversial topics that make studying sociology such a lively, exciting activity.

The sociology of hope


Author: Henri Desroche
Publisher: Routledge/Thoemms Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 209
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THE SOCIOLOGY OF PHILOSOPHIES


Author: Randall COLLINS
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674029774
Category: Philosophy
Page: 1120
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Randall Collins traces the movement of philosophical thought in ancient Greece, China, Japan, India, the medieval Islamic and Jewish world, medieval Christendom, and modern Europe. What emerges from this history is a social theory of intellectual change, one that avoids both the reduction of ideas to the influences of society at large and the purely contingent local construction of meanings. Instead, Collins focuses on the social locations where sophisticated ideas are formed: the patterns of intellectual networks and their inner divisions and conflicts.

Analysen des transnationalen Terrorismus

Soziologische Perspektiven
Author: Thomas Kron,Melanie Reddig
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531905562
Category: Social Science
Page: 462
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Wie ist Terrorismus soziologisch zu erklären? Der Band liefert erste Antworten auf diese Frage aus unterschiedlichen Theorie- und Analyseperspektiven.

Die elementaren Formen des religiösen Lebens


Author: Émile Durkheim
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783458720027
Category:
Page: 694
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The sociology of religion in the former Yugoslav republics


Author: Dragoljub B. Đorđević
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 178
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Theologie und Gesellschaft im 2. und 3. Jahrhundert Hidschra

eine Geschichte des religiösen Denkens im frühen Islam
Author: Josef van Ess
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110137262
Category: Islam
Page: 457
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Sociology of national integration


Author: Debi Chatterjee
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nationalism
Page: 130
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Saison in Mekka

Geschichte einer Pilgerfahrt
Author: Abdellah Hammoudi
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406557521
Category:
Page: 310
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Sociology of knowledge

theoretical problems
Author: M. Tavakol
Publisher: Stosius Inc/Advent Books Division
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 226
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Soziologische Aufklärung 4

Beiträge zur funktionalen Differenzierung der Gesellschaft
Author: Niklas Luhmann
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3663013413
Category: Social Science
Page: 276
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Dieser Band setzt eine Reihe fort, die im Interesse an "soziologischer Aufklärung" gesellschaftstheoretische Grundlagen mit Analysen sehr verschiedenartiger Probleme der modernen Gesellschaft zu vermitteln sucht. Er enthält Aufsätze und Vorträge des Verfassers aus den Jahren 1981 - 1986 mit der Absicht, schwer zugängliche Publikationen sowie unpublizierte Arbeiten im Zusammenhang sichtbar zu machen. Die Auswahl konzentriert sich auf Arbeiten zu den Funktionssystemen für Politik, Erziehung und Religion. Ihre Themen reichen von soziologischen Analysen des Staatsbegriffs und Problemen der rechtsstaatlichen Demokratie über Fragen der Ausdifferenzierung eines besonderen Systems für Erziehung in Schulen und Universitäten bis hin zu Problemen, die die Kontinuierung der Gottesvorstellung in der modernen Gesellschaft betreffen.

Encyclopedia of sociology


Author: Edgar F. Borgatta,Marie L. Borgatta
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 2359
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The Failure of Political Islam


Author: Olivier Roy
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674291416
Category: History
Page: 238
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This powerful argument reassess radical Islam and the set of ideas and assumptions at its core. Olivier Roy offers a challenging and highly original view that no-one trying to understand Islamic fundamentalism can afford to overlook.