Call for Papers â€“ Religion & Crisis
BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group Annual Conference 2014
Wednesday 2 â€“ Friday 4 July 2014
(Postgraduate Workshop: Tuesday 1 July 2014)
University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
Keynote speakers: Professor Manuel VÃ¡squez, Professor Sophie Watson and Professor John Wolffe
A long-standing assumption in the sociology of religion is that there is a correlation between religious resurgence and intense moments of political, economic and socio-cultural crisis. We are living at such a moment of crisis now. A crisis of trust between experts, leaders, elites and emergent publics has led to a moment of profound disjuncture and given rise to possibilities for new religious and spiritual solidarities and connectivities as well as conflict. This conference call seeks papers engaged in empirical, theoretical and methodological research in the sociology of religion and related disciplines that address, in innovative and imaginative ways, the following themes:
Religion and austerity * Religion and debt * Religion and money * Religion and the gift * Religion and capitalism/neo-liberalism * Religion and the state * Religion and the environment * Religious resurgence, religious decline * Religion and critical theory * Religion, citizens and publics * Religion and social movements * Religion and media * Religion, space and place.
We invite proposals for conference papers (300 words), panels (3-4 papers on a shared theme, 750 words) and posters (200 words). Alternative formats will also be considered. Abstracts must be submitted by FRIDAY 31 JANUARY 2014 to Dr Marion Bowman and Dr Paul-FranÃ§ois Tremlett at Arts-SocrelReligionandCrisis2014. Bursaries are available for postgraduate/early career scholars. For further details, visit the Socrel website: www.socrel.org.uk. For further details about the BSA visit http://www.britsoc.co.uk.
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