Grace Davie and the Study of Religion
...an holistic, critical appreciation of Grace Davies achievement as a remarkable sociologist of religion and academic, [this book] helps us to see how and why Grace has played such an important part in the emergence of a new sociology of religion. From the foreword by Linda Woodhead, University of Lancaster, UK This book reviews many of the most important discussions in the sociology of religion in recent decades, and offers valuable new perspectives. Through the text you can hear Grace Davies quiet, non-polemical but distinct voice. Pl Repstad, University of Agder, Norway
Dr Abby Day is Reader in Race, Faith and Culture in the Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths and Senior Research Fellow, Department of Religious Studies, University of Kent. She is Chair of the British Sociological Association's Sociology of Religion study group, and her most recent books are Believing in Belonging: Belief and Social Identity in the Modern World (2011) and Social Identities between the Sacred and Secular with Giselle Vincett and Christopher R. Cotter (2013). Dr Mia Lvheim is Professor in Sociology of Religion, University of Uppsala. Her research focuses on performances of religious and gender identity among youth, particularly on the Internet, and on representations of religion in Swedish daily press. Her work has appeared in the journals Nordicom Review; Information, Communication and Society; Feminist Media Studies; Culture and Religion and Nordic Journal of Society and Religion. She is the editor of Media, Religion and Gender: Key Issues and New Challenges (2013) and Mediatization and Religion: Nordic Perspectives with Stig Hjarvard (2012).
Foreword, Linda Woodhead; Introduction, Abby Day and Mia Lvheim. Section 1 Themes: Foreword, James A. Beckford; Religion as a grammar of memory: reflections on a comparison between Britain and France, Danile Hervieu-Lger; A memory that mutates, Tuula Sakaranaho; Grace Davie and religious literacy: undoing a lamentable quality of conversation, Adam Dinham; Students perspective: the role of mentor and supervisor, Matthew Francis. Section 2 Theories: Foreword, Nancy T. Ammerman; Discrete constellations, occluded foundations and implicit contestations in the sociology of religion, David Martin; Believing, belonging and beyond, Abby Day; Valuing emotion in tragedy, Douglas J. Davies; The gracelands of multiple modernities, Adam Possamai. Section 3 Trends: Foreword, Rebecca Catto; Welfare, society and secularization, Anders Bckstrm; The secular court? Trends in the United States Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights compared, Effie Fokas; Young people and residual Christian culture, Sylvia Collins-Mayo; Authentic and vicarious - exploring the manifold privatized meanings of a religious community, Anne Birgitta Pessi. Afterword, Grace Davie; Composite bibliography; Index.