Religion and Place

Landscape, Politics and Piety

Editors: Hopkins, Peter, Kong, Lily, Olson, Elizabeth (Eds.)

  • Offers unique empirical studies of the relationship between religion and place
  • Includes case studies drawn from Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa
  • Offers new theoretical insights into the relationships between religion and place
  • Engages the themes of landscape, politics and piety from diverse perspectives
  • Offers new theoretical insights into the relationships between religion and place
  • Engages the themes of landscape, politics and piety from diverse perspectives
  • Offers new theoretical insights into the relationships between religion and place
  • Engages the themes of landscape, politics and piety from diverse perspectives
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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.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction – Religion and Place: Landscape, Politics, and Piety

    Olson, Elizabeth (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Christian Evangelizing Across National Boundaries: Technology, Cultural Capital and the Intellectualization of Religion

    Kong, Lily

    Pages 21-38

  • New Cities in the Muslim World: The Cultural Politics of Planning an ‘Islamic’ City

    Moser, Sarah

    Pages 39-55

  • Metaphors to Live by: Identity Formation and Resistance Among Minority Muslims in Israel

    Luz, Nimrod

    Pages 57-74

  • Myth, Miramiento, and the Making of Religious Landscapes

    Olson, Elizabeth

    Pages 75-93

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-4684-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9203-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Religion and Place
Book Subtitle
Landscape, Politics and Piety
Editors
  • Peter Hopkins
  • Lily Kong
  • Elizabeth Olson
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4685-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4685-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4684-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9203-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 222
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