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The Unwaved Flag: Everyday and Banal Forms of Non-Religion

Lois Lee

in Recognizing the Non-religious: Reimagining the Secular

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198736844
eISBN:
9780191800436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736844.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on material and symbolic non-religious representations, calling particular attention to the banal forms that surround people in contemporary England, as, perhaps, elsewhere. ... More


Out of the Shadows: Non-Religious and Secularist Bodies in Relief

Lois Lee

in Recognizing the Non-religious: Reimagining the Secular

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198736844
eISBN:
9780191800436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736844.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the challenging and contested idea of a secular body. It considers how distinguishing between non-religiosity, secularism, and secularity helps identify distinct forms of ... More


Feeling Rational: Affinity and Affinity Narratives in British Science–Non-religion Relations

Lois Lee

in Science, Belief and Society: International Perspectives on Religion, Non-Religion and the Public Understanding of Science

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781529206944
eISBN:
9781529206951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529206944.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Despite widespread, wide-ranging and often straightforward, easily graspable criticisms of its core premises, the idea that religion and science are opposed to one another has proved remarkably ... More


Non-religiosity, Secularism, and Civil Society

David E. Campbell

in Empty Churches: Non-Affiliation in America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197529317
eISBN:
9780197529355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197529317.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Understanding the secular population requires differentiating between people who are not religious (defined by what they are not) and those who are secular (defined by what they are). Non-religiosity ... More


Recognizing the Non-religious: Reimagining the Secular

Lois Lee

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198736844
eISBN:
9780191800436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736844.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

In recent years, the extent to which contemporary societies are secular has come under scrutiny. At the same time, many countries have increasingly large non-affiliate, ‘subjectively secular’ ... More


Introduction Revisiting the Secular

Lois Lee

in Recognizing the Non-religious: Reimagining the Secular

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198736844
eISBN:
9780191800436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736844.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

This book’s core question is whether ‘not religious’ people are characterized and identifiable by their lack of engagement with religion or whether they are influenced by sensing or performing their ... More


Contradistinctions in Terms: Vocabulary for the Study of Secularity and Non-Religion

Lois Lee

in Recognizing the Non-religious: Reimagining the Secular

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198736844
eISBN:
9780191800436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736844.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter clarifies the core conceptual argument of the book, and presents the wider, relational vocabulary in which it is embedded. The vocabulary also provides one way of distinguishing and ... More


The Insubstantial and the Substantial Seculars: Theories of Secularity and Non-Religion

Lois Lee

in Recognizing the Non-religious: Reimagining the Secular

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198736844
eISBN:
9780191800436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736844.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter outlines the theoretical underpinnings of the notions of the secular as insubstantial and as substantial, as well as highlighting theoretical questions that preconceived notions of the ... More


Friends and ‘Anti-Fennelists’: Non-Religious Relationships and Solidarities

Lois Lee

in Recognizing the Non-religious: Reimagining the Secular

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198736844
eISBN:
9780191800436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736844.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the social side of ‘secularity’, demonstrating how non-religious engagements with religion structure social relations in positive and negative ways. It shows how people’s ... More


Disaffiliation and Misaffiliation: Identifying Non-Religion in Public Life

Lois Lee

in Recognizing the Non-religious: Reimagining the Secular

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198736844
eISBN:
9780191800436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736844.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter is a case study of self-classification, looking at representations of the self as ‘atheist’, ‘non-religious’, and ‘secular’, and the work that these representations do. It points to ways ... More


Beyond Unbelief: Non-Religion and Existential Culture

Lois Lee

in Recognizing the Non-religious: Reimagining the Secular

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198736844
eISBN:
9780191800436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736844.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

Having established the existence and array of visual, spatial, material, and embodied forms of non-religiosity, of the relationships and patterns of association informed by it, and of ... More


Conclusion Reimagining the Secular

Lois Lee

in Recognizing the Non-religious: Reimagining the Secular

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198736844
eISBN:
9780191800436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736844.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

The Introduction suggests there are multiple ways of recognizing the non-religious in society and rethinking our idea of secularity in light of this. This concluding chapter revisits the notion of ... More


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