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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 so...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Yamane, David (Editor)
Format: Online Book
Language:English
Published: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2016.
Series:Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research,
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Access:Online version
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Summary: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 scholarshipages 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.
Physical Description:IX, 568 pages 18 illustrations online resource.
ISBN:9783319313955
9783319313931
ISSN:1389-6903
Access:Electronic access restricted to Villanova University patrons.