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Religion and Place

by Hopkins, Peter.
Authors: Kong, Lily.%editor. | Olson, Elizabeth.%editor. | SpringerLink (Online service) Physical details: XIII, 222 p. 7 illus. online resource. ISBN: 9400746857 Subject(s): Social sciences. | Religion (General). | Human Geography. | Social Sciences. | Human Geography. | Religious Studies.
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1: Introduction: Religion and place: landscape, politics and piety: Elizabeth Olson, Peter Hopkins and Lily Kong -- 2: Christian evangelizing across national boundaries: technology, cultural capital and the intellectualization of religion: Lily Kong -- 3: New cities in the Muslim world: the cultural politics of planning an ‘Islamic’ city: Sarah Moser -- 4: Metaphors to live by: identity formation and resistance among minority Muslims in Israel: Nimrod Luz -- 5: Myth, miramiento and the making of religious landscapes: Elizabeth Olson -- 6: ‘You can't know how they are inside’: the ambivalence of veiling and discourses of the other in Turkey: Banu Gökarıksel and Anna Secor -- 7: Different democracy? Arab immigrants, religion and democratic citizenship: Lynn Staeheli and Caroline Nagel -- 8: ‘It is a church, not a shelter!’ Space, Religion and Migrants in inner city Johannesburg: Barbara Bompani -- 9: Homo Religiosus? Religion and Immigrant Subjectivities: David Ley and Justin Tse -- 10: ‘There’s just no space for me there’: Christian Feminists in the UK and the performance of space and religion: Giselle Vincett -- 11: Somewhere between religion and spirituality? Places of retreat in contemporary Britain: David Conradson -- 12: The Space that Faith Makes: Towards a (hopeful) Ethos of Engagement: Julian Holloway.

This unique collection highlights the importance of landscape, politics and piety to our understandings of religion and place. The geographies of religion have developed rapidly in the last couple of decades and this book provides both a conceptual framing of the key issues and debates involved, and rich illustrations through empirical case studies. The chapters span the discipline of human geography and cover contexts as diverse as veiling in Turkey, religious landscapes in rural Peru, and refugees and faith in South Africa. A number of prominent scholars and emerging researchers examine topical themes in each engaging chapter with significant foci being: religious transnationalism and religious landscapes; gendering of religious identities and contexts; fashion, faith and the body; identity, resistance and belief; immigrant identities, citizenship and spaces of belief; alternative spiritualities and places of retreat and enchantment. Together they make a series of important contributions that illuminate the central role of geography to the meaning and implications of lived religion, public piety and religious embodiment. As such, this collection will be of much interest to researchers and students working on topics relating to religion and place, including human geographers, sociologists, religious studies and religious education scholars.

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