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Religion in Sociological Perspective

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ISBN-10: 1412982987

ISBN-13: 9781412982986

Edition: 5th 2012

Authors: David A. Yamane, Keith A. Roberts

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List price: $48.99
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/2/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.14" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

David Yamane is associate professor and chair of the Department of Sociology at Wake Forest University where he has taught since January 2005. His teaching and research focus on post-WWII American religion, particularly Roman Catholicism. His most recent books on the subject are Real Stories of Christian Initiation and The Catholic Church in State Politics. From 2006-2010 David edited the journal Sociology of Religion: A Quarterly Review which is published by the Association for the Sociology of Religion. He has taught at a liberal arts college, two Research 1 universities, and now at one of the premier collegiate universities (with small classes at the undergraduate level), and has won…    

Keith Roberts, Professor of Sociology at Hanover College, has not only won teaching awards, but has been honored by several sociological associations for "Distinguished Contributions to Teaching"--including the ASA's 2010 Award He has published on teaching and conducted workshops around the country. He is a member of the Departmental Resources Group of the ASA, which among other activities involves consulting work with departments of sociology on curriculum and on teaching issues. He is the co-author of Religion in Sociological Perspective, Fifth Edition (SAGE, �2012), Our Social World (SAGE, �2011) and Our Social World Condensed (SAGE, �2010), and a monograph on Writing in the…    

Introduction to the Sociology of Religion
What Do We Mean by the Term Religion?
a Scientific Perspective on Religion
The Complexity of Religious Systems: Integration and Conflict
The Role of Religion in Society: Macro Perspectives
Religious Experience, Symbol Systems, and World Views
Religion in the Lives of Individuals
Becoming and Being Religious
Conversion and Switching
Formation and Maintenance of Religious Organizations
Organized Religion: Churches, Sects, and �ǣCults�Ǡ
The Denominational Society
Religion and Social Inequality
Religion and Racism
Religion, Gender, and Sexuality
Religion, Inequality, and Social Activism
Social Change and Religious Adaptation
Secularization: Religion in Decline or in Transformation?
Religion Outside the (God) Box
Religion and Globalization
Epilogue: The Sociological Perspective on Religion: a Concluding Comment