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Author Hedges, Paul (Paul Michael), 1970-
Title Understanding religion : theories and methods for studying religiously diverse societies / Paul Hedges.
Imprint Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2021]

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  BL410 .H46 2021    DUE 10-07-21 OFF CAMPUS  
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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  BL410 .H46 2021    DUE 10-07-21 OFF CAMPUS  
Author Hedges, Paul (Paul Michael), 1970-
Subject Religious pluralism -- Case studies.
Religions -- Relations -- Case studies.
Religion and sociology -- Case studies.
Description xviii, 561 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 26 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Religion : language, law, and legacies -- Method : insider-outsider debates, phenomenology, and reflexivity -- Life : lived religion, syncretism, and hybridity -- History : historical methodology and the invention of tradition -- Power : social constructionism, habitus, and authority -- Identity : social identity theory, in-groups, out-groups, and conflict -- Colonialism : postcolonialism, orientalism, and decolonization -- Brains : the cognitive science of religion and beyond -- Bodies : material religion, embodiment, and materiality -- Gender : feminism, sexuality, and religion -- Comparison : comparative and contrastive methodologies practices -- Ritual : ritualization, myth, and performance ritual -- Diversity : religious borders, identities, and discourses -- Dialogue : interreligious discourse and critique -- Violence : fundamentalism, extremism, and radicalization -- Secularism : secularization, human rights, and religion -- Geography : place, the lived environment, and environmentalism -- Politics : governance, the colonial wound, and the sacred.
Summary "Understanding Religion is a cutting-edge and innovative book that introduces students to interdisciplinary theoretical tools for understanding contemporary religiously diverse societies. Using critical approaches to religion and the politics of scholarship, the book includes coverage of decolonial, feminist, hermeneutical, poststructuralist, phenomenological, and other approaches. It examines many real-life case studies, a method much used in business schools and elsewhere, but rarely found in the study of religion. This approach helps readers understand the practical application of theories"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN 9780520298897 hardcover
0520298896 hardcover
9780520298910 paperback
0520298918 paperback
9780520970861 electronic book
OCLC # 1184122012
Additional Format Online version: Hedges, Paul (Paul Michael), 1970- Understanding religion Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2021] 9780520972780 (DLC) 2020032940



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