The re-emergence of the religious in secular domains has led prominent scholars such as Jürgen Habermas and Charles Taylor to speculate about a new ‘postsecular’ age. The alleged shift from the secular to the postsecular is most visible in the spheres of urban public space, governance and civil society. This volume addresses contemporary relations between religion, politics and urban societies primarily from a theoretical perspective, while also paying attention to empirical manifestations of the central conceptual ideas. The primary focus is the relations between public religion, deprivatization of religion and theorizations of modernity and modernities, with the secondary and closely related focus on theorizing postsecular urbanism including the role of faith based organizations (FBOs) in cities.
Exploring the Postsecular
Edited by Ruy Blanes and José Mapril
Moving beyond the current media verves, this book debates, from a critical perspective, case studies on the sites and politics of religious diversity in Southern Europe.
By Tuomas Martikainen (University of Helsinki)
In Religion, Migration, Settlement, Tuomas Martikainen provides an account of the impact of immigration on the field of religion in Finland since the 1990s.
Edited by Irene Becci, Marian Burchardt, and José Casanova
Based on ethnographic explorations in cities across the globe, Topographies of Faith offers a unique and compelling analysis of religious dynamics in metropolitan centers. It creatively draws on perspectives from urban studies to explore the spatiality of religion in modern cities.
Cristina Rocha & Manuel A. Vásquez
The Diaspora of Brazilian Religions explores the global spread of religions originating in Brazil. Through ethnographically-rich case studies throughout the world, the book examines the circulation and consumption of Brazilian Christianities, African-based religion, and diverse expressions of ...
Edited by Afe Adogame and Shobana Shankar
In Religions on the Move, Afe Adogame and Shobana Shankar present essays on religious expansion beyond Christian missions, focusing on activities of migrants from Africa, Asia, and Latin America spreading their faiths in Europe, North America, and within the “South.”
by Michael Wilkinson (Trinity Western University).
This book analyses the variety of Pentecostal movements engaging politics in Africa, mission work in Asia, and issues of migration in Europe and North America.
Edited by Stef Aupers & Dick Houtman
Religions of Modernity' challenges the social-scientific orthodoxy that modernization inevitably erodes the sacred, and documents - in rich empirical detail - how modernity spawns its own religious meanings by relocating the sacred to the self and the domain of digital technology.
Edited by Elizabeth Burns Coleman, Monash University and Kevin White, Australian National University
This book develops an interdiscplinary as well as cross cultural and historical analyses of the relationship between medicine, religion, and the body.
Edited by Annika Hvithamar, University of Southern Denmark, Margit Warburg, University of Copenhagen, and Brian Arly Jacobsen, University of Copenhagen
Combining the insights of scholars from the fields of religion, history, sociology and political science this book brings together genuine theoretical explorations and original case studies on civil religion, nationalism and globalization.
Edited by Lene Sjørup and Hilda Rømer Christensen
Taking the works of Saba Mahmood on piety and gender as a point of departure, this anthology discusses pieties and politics, methodologies, virtuous masculinities, and symbolic gender representations.
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