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Description - A Sociology of Spirituality by Peter C. Jupp

The emergence of spirituality in contemporary culture in holistic forms suggests that organised religions have failed. This thesis is explored and disputed in this book in ways that mark important critical divisions. This is the first collection of essays to assess the significance of spirituality in the sociology of religion. The authors explore the relationship of spirituality to the visual, individualism, gender, identity politics, education and cultural capital. The relationship between secularisation and spirituality is examined and consideration is given to the significance of Simmel in relation to a sociology of spirituality. Problems of defining spirituality are debated with reference to its expression in the UK, the USA, France and Holland. This timely, original and well structured volume provides undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers with a scholarly appraisal of a phenomenon that can only increase in sociological significance.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781409402596
ISBN-10: 1409402592
Format: Paperback / softback
(235mm x 159mm x mm)
Pages: 286
Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Nov-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter C. Jupp

Kieran Flanagan is Reader in Sociology at the University of Bristol, UK. Peter C. Jupp is Golders Green Foundation Research Fellow in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Durham, UK. Kieran Flanagan, Peter R. Holmes, David Voas, Steve Bruce, Paul Heelas, Andre Droogers, Peter Versteeg, Linda Woodhead, Paul Chambers, Ivan Varga, Giuseppe Giordan, Mathew Guest, Richard W. Flory, Donald E. Miller, Peter C. Jupp.

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