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About this book
The Handbook of Religion and Society is the most comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of a vital force in the world today. It is an indispensable resource for scholars, students, policy makers, and other professionals seeking to understand the role of religion in society. This includes both the social forces that shape religion and the social consequences of religion.
This handbook captures the breadth and depth of contemporary work in the field, and shows readers important future directions for scholarship. Among the emerging topics covered in the handbook are biological functioning, organizational innovation, digital religion, spirituality, atheism, and transnationalism. The relationship of religion to other significant social institutions like work and entrepreneurship, science, and sport is also analyzed. Specific attention is paid, where appropriate, to international issues as well as to race, class, sexuality, and gender differences.
This handbook includes 27 chapters by a distinguished, diverse, and international collection of experts, organized into 6 major sections: religion and social institutions; religious organization; family, life course, and individual change; difference and inequality; political and legal processes; and globalization and transnationalism.
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Handbook of Religion and Society
- Series Title Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31395-5
- Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-31393-1
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-61816-6
- eBook ISBN 978-3-319-31395-5
- Series ISSN 1389-6903
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages IX, 568
- Number of Illustrations 18 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
Religious Studies, general
Methodology of the Social Sciences
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