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Call for Papers – Session on “Religious Socialization: Sources and Characteristics”

The Biennial Conference of the International Society for the Sociology of Religion (Turku, Finland, 27-30 June 2013).

Please send you paper abstract to Dr Yaghoob Foroutan ( Deadline for abstract submission: 31 October 2012

STS 38: “Religious Socialization: Sources and Characteristics”:

This session focuses on religious socialization and welcomes papers dealing with all religions and geographical places from throughout the world. This session includes papers which explain the main sources and characteristics of religious socialization. Educational system operates as one of the most important agents of, and the most powerful engine of religious socialization. For example, educational resources of schools in some religious contexts represent specific patterns and expectations regarding dress codes and gender roles. This session also accepts papers which focus on other sources of religious socialization. It considers both papers addressing theoretical debates and papers which provide research-based evidence to examine religious socialization.