Religion et société

Un appel à contribution est ouvert pour un collectif en trois volumes sur Religion and Societies: To understand, experience and transform.

Each essay (7,000-10,000 words) provides the reader with a thorough, detailed overview of the topic. If you are interested in contributing a chapter to one of these volumes, please send a provisional title, brief abstract (150 words) and biographical sketch (6 lines maximum) to the corresponding editor before 15 July 2013.
- Volume 1: Religiosity Confronts Misfortune and Suffering
Editor: Dr. Liam D. Murphy / lmurphy@saclink.csus.edu
This volume will include essays, based on ethnographic fieldwork, dealing with religion and other cosmologies as power-laden symbolic systems that ask questions related to and propose solutions to misfortune, suffering, and “the problem of evil”. Beyond this approach the volume seeks to identify religiosity and cosmological meaning in cultural formations as different as anime (Japanese animated production) and heavy metal music, American football and Alcoholics Anonymous. Doing so, this volume expands the meaning of “religion” as a category of knowledge, practice, belonging, and experience to encompass institutions and perspectives that have not conventionally been understood as “religious,” narrowly construed.
- Vol. 2 Religion experienced through rituals and pilgrimage Editor : Dr.
Anastasia Panagakos / panagaa@crc.losrios.edu
This volume will focus on rituals and the settings (sacred places and spaces) in which they are enacted are in a sense the public face of religion, the means whereby humans define themselves as members of faith communities. Essays in this volume will focus on ritual experiences across a variety of religious practices and settings, including pilgrimage sites.
Essays will exemplify a range of approaches to rites of passage such as puberty, wedding, or death rituals; the political implications of ritual and place making; the ritual connection between mind and body; individual agency and ritual experience; and the performativity of ritual in so-called secularized societies.
Vol. 3 Religion transforming societies
Editor: Dr. Jean-Guy A. Goulet / jgagoulet@gmail.com
This volume brings together essays that analyze the interplay between religious traditions and political life at both intra-national and international levels, as for instance in the Protestant and Catholic traditions in Northern Ireland, the rise of Falun Gong within China and beyond, or in the revival of indigenous activities within and across nation-states worldwide. In this vein, some essays will focus on the religious identities of migrants within societies that become more and more religiously pluralistic, inviting antagonistic responses from those who fear that their national identity is being undermined and/or bringing into light the tension between religions and secular / modern

Religion et lien social

Dans le cadre de la Conférence de la Société suisse de sociologie Inégalités et intégration sociale face à la crise, un appel à contribution est ouvert par le Comité de recherche ‘Religions et Sociétés’ et le Groupe de recherche sur l’islam en Suisse (GRIS) pour un panel Religion et lien social: discours sociaux et inégalités structurelles, Berne, 26-28 juin 2013.

Religion et société

Religion and society annonce la mise en ligne sur internet du numéro 2010, 1.

Il comprend notamment un dossier sur Maurice Bloch, ainsi que les articles suivants:

Religion, Space, and Place: The Spatial Turn in Research on Religion, Kim Knott
Anthropology and the Cognitive Science of Religion: A Critical Assessment, Carles Salazar
Ritual and Emotions: Moving Relations, Patterned Effusions, François Berthomé and Michael Houseman
W(h)ither New Age Studies? The Uses of Ethnography in a Contested Field of Scholarship, Matthew Wood
The Return of the Animists: Recent Studies of Amazonian Ontologies, Luiz Costa and Carlos Fausto
The Politics of Faith and the Limits of Scientific Reason: Tracking the Anthropology of Human Rights and Religion, Kamari Maxine Clarke