Call for Papers: Engaging Sociology of Religion
BSA Sociology of Religion conference stream, Annual Conference of the British Sociological Association
Grand Connaught Rooms, London, 3-5 April 2013
How does sociology of religion engage with topical issues affecting contemporary society? How can field-specific theories and models help in understanding religionâ€™s role in recent global and local social movements (the Occupy movement, transitions in the Arab world, London riots in 2011), the economic crisis and austerity, social mobility, the â€˜Big Societyâ€™, cultural pluralisation, climate change, and so on? How have â€“ and how should â€“ sociologists of religion engage broader public arenas? What could be the specific contribution of sociology of religion to public discussion? We invite papers that address topical issues such as the above, but also papers on core issues in the sociology of religion, including â€“ but not limited to â€“ the following:
* â€˜Publicâ€™ Sociology of Religion
* Religion, Social Movements and Protest
* Religion and Welfare (including Faith-Based Organisations)
* Religion and inequalities (gender, ethnicity, class)
* Religion and media
* Religion and State in the 21st Century
* Social Theory and Religion
* Secularism and secularisation
Abstract submission to be completed at: www.britsoc.co.uk/events/Conference
Deadline for abstract submission: 5 October 2012.
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