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Religion, spirituality and the social sciences: Challenging marginalisation

Basia Spalek and Alia Imtoual (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420411
eISBN:
9781447303190
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420411.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

A growing number of people are claiming or reclaiming a religious or spiritual identity for themselves. Yet, in contemporary Western societies, the frameworks of understanding that have developed ... More


Demographic fertility research: a question of disciplinary beliefs and methods

Lareen Newman

in Religion, spirituality and the social sciences: Challenging marginalisation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420411
eISBN:
9781447303190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420411.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Fertility rates are of political, social, and academic interest because of their implications on future social and economic trends. In Australia, women are having, on average, fewer than two ... More


Political Islam in Ireland and the Role of Muslim Brotherhood Networks

Adil Hussain Khan

in Muslims in Ireland: Past and Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748696888
eISBN:
9781474412230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696888.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

How European networks of the Muslim Brotherhood have played a leading role in organising Muslims in Ireland is demonstrated in this chapter. The major Sunni mosque organisation, the Islamic Cultural ... More


Introduction

Alia Imtoual and Basia Spalek

in Religion, spirituality and the social sciences: Challenging marginalisation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420411
eISBN:
9781447303190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420411.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter discusses the three dominant themes of the book: secularism and society; marginalisation of religious and spiritual issues; and reflections on social science research methodologies. In ... More


Religion, spirituality and social science: researching Muslims and crime

Muzammil Quraishi

in Religion, spirituality and the social sciences: Challenging marginalisation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420411
eISBN:
9781447303190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420411.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Traditionally, criminological studies do not focus on faith groups. This is, in part the outcome of the way in which official criminal statistics are classified. This is also reflective of the ... More


Between contextuality and comparability: a dilemma in qualitative comparative case studies

Pål Repstad

in Religion and Welfare in Europe: Gendered and Minority Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447318972
eISBN:
9781447328957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318972.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter illustrates the challenge of obtaining notably rich data from the respective localities, while at the same time being able to draw effective and insightful comparisons. Comparative case ... More


Afterword

Grace Davie

in Religion and Welfare in Europe: Gendered and Minority Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447318972
eISBN:
9781447328957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318972.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This concluding chapter highlights the overall significance of the WaVE project: first, within the rapidly changing situation currently discovered in Europe; and second, within the development of a ... More


Introduction to the study of faith-based organisations and exclusion in European cities

Justin Beaumont and Paul Cloke

in Faith-based organisations and exclusion in European cities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9781847428349
eISBN:
9781447307785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428349.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

The introduction summarises the chapter contributions that constitute the volume as a whole. It includes the research findings of the FACIT project, including methodologies and case studies, to ... More


Conclusion: the faith-based organisation phenomenon

Paul Cloke and Justin Beaumont

in Faith-based organisations and exclusion in European cities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9781847428349
eISBN:
9781447307785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428349.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

The research illustrates that the phenomenon of FBOs is complex but fascinating. Different factors such as the state, society and religion all play a part. They provide eight propositions from the ... More


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