Religion and Place

Landscape, Politics and Piety

  • Peter Hopkins
  • Lily Kong
  • Elizabeth Olson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Elizabeth Olson, Peter Hopkins, Lily Kong
    Pages 1-20
  3. David Ley, Justin Tse
    Pages 149-165
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 219-222

About this book


This unique collection highlights the importance of landscape, politics and piety to our understandings of religion and place. The geographies of religion have developed rapidly in the last couple of decades and this book provides both a conceptual framing of the key issues and debates involved, and rich illustrations through empirical case studies. The chapters span the discipline of human geography and cover contexts as diverse as veiling in Turkey, religious landscapes in rural Peru, and refugees and faith in South Africa. A number of prominent scholars and emerging researchers examine topical themes in each engaging chapter with significant foci being: religious transnationalism and religious landscapes; gendering of religious identities and contexts; fashion, faith and the body; identity, resistance and belief; immigrant identities, citizenship and spaces of belief; alternative spiritualities and places of retreat and enchantment. Together they make a series of important contributions that illuminate the central role of geography to the meaning and implications of lived religion, public piety and religious embodiment. As such, this collection will be of much interest to researchers and students working on topics relating to religion and place, including human geographers, sociologists, religious studies and religious education scholars.


"Islamic" cities in the muslim world Alternative spiritualities Arab immigrants Christian Feminists in the UK Fashion, faith and the body Gendering of religious identities and contexts Geographies of religion Human geography Identity, resistance and belief Immigrant identites, citizenship and spaces of belief Intellectualization of religion Lived religion, public piety and religious embodiment Minority Muslims in Israel Places of retreat and enchantment Refugee and faith Religion and immigrant subjectivities Religion and spirituality Religious landscapes Religious transnationalism Veiling and discourses Xenophobia in South Africa

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Hopkins
    • 1
  • Lily Kong
    • 2
  • Elizabeth Olson
    • 3
  1. 1., School of Geography, Politics and SociolNewcastle UniversityNewcastle Upon TyneUnited Kingdom
  2. 2., Department of GeographyNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  3. 3., School of GeosciencesThe University of EdinburghEdinburghUnited Kingdom

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