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Sacred Markets, Sacred Canopies Essays on Religious Markets and Religious Pluralism

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ISBN-10: 0742511871

ISBN-13: 9780742511873

Edition: N/A

Authors: Ted G. Jelen, Daniel V. A. Olson, William Sims Bainbridge, Steve Bruce, Thorleif Pettersson

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In Sacred Markets, Sacred Canopies, Ted. G. Jelen brings together the leading scholars in the sociology of religion to debate market theories of religion. As the contributors examine whether or not religious choices can be understood as responding to the same laws of supply and demand as other forms of consumer behavior, they bring out many of the issues, controversies, and concerns surrounding this innovative theory.
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Book details

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.84" wide x 9.08" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

William Sims Bainbridge earned his doctorate in sociology from Harvard University, with a dissertation on the social origins of the space program, which became his first of 18 published scientific books (not counting edited volumes). He taught sociology, including the sociology of science and technology as well as theory and research methods, in major universities for 20 years. During this academic career, he wrote and published educational software, including computer-supported textbooks on survey research methods and techniques of statistical data analysis. In 1992, he came to the National Science Foundation to direct the Sociology Program. At NSF, Bainbridge represented the social and…