Overview and Analysis of Contemporary Religion
Abby Day is a Professor of Race, Faith and Culture in the Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is also an international expert in the social scientific study of contemporary religion with particular interests in gender, generations, ethnicity and in de-colonizing knowledge. She is a trustee of the Sociological Review, an editorial board member of Religion, peer reviewer for several journals and funding agencies, and past Chair of the British Sociological Associations religion section.
Section 1: Mapping the Field 1. What is a Sociology of Religion? 2. How do we Know What we Know? 3. The Contemporary Religious Landscape: Retreat, Reinvention and Resurgence Section 2: Religion and its Publics 4. Politics and Religion 5. Violence and Crime 6. Policing Religion: Religious Equality, Social Justice and the Law Section 3: Contested Borders 7. Gender and Sexuality 8. Generations 9. Race Ethnicity, Social Class Section 4: Is Nothing, or Everything, Sacred? 10. Religion and Media 11. Disease, Disability, and the Religious Response 12. Future Religion: Nones and Beyond