Religion and Canadian Society

Traditions, Transitions, and Innovations

Table des matières

Part I: Traditions
Chapter 1: Religion in Canada: Its Development and Contemporary Situation, Roger O'Toole
Chapter 2: On Boundaries, Gates, and Circulating Saints: A Longitudinal Look at Loyalty and Loss, Reginald W. Bibby
Chapter 3: Resisting the "No Man's Land" of Private Religion: The Catholic Church and Public Politics in Quebec, David Seljak
Chapter 4: A Look at Cultural Effects on Religiosity: A Comparison between the United States and Canada, Samuel H. Reimer
Chapter 5: Religious Vitality in Canada: The Complementarity of Religious Market and Secularization Perspectives, Peter Beyer
Part II: Transitions
Chapter 6: When Terror Strikes at Home: The Interface between Religion and Domestic Violence, Nancy Nason-Clark
Chapter 7: A Cultural Cartography of Science, Technology, and Religion, William A. Stahl
Chapter 8: Dimorphs and Cobblers: Ways of Being Religious in Canada, William Closson James
Chapter 9: Still Separated from the Mainstream: A Hassidic Community Revisited, William Shaffir
Chapter 10: Two Souls in One Body: Ethical and Methodological Implications of Studying What You Know, Stan Reid
Part III: Innovations
Chapter 11: Caught Up in the Cult Wars: Confessions of a Canadian Researcher, Susan J. Palmer
Chapter 12: New Religions and the Internet: Recruiting in a New Public Space, Lorne L. Dawson and Jenna Hennebry
Chapter 13: More than Clothing: Veiling as an Adaptive Strategy, Homa Hoodfar
Chapter 14: Aboriginal Spirituality and the Legal Construction of Freedom of Religion, Lori G. Beaman
Chapter 15: At the Intersection of Ecofeminism and Religion: Directions for Consideration, Heather Eaton
Chapter 16: The Politics of the Body in Canada and the United States, John H. Simpson

La description

Religion and Canadian Society: Traditions, Transitions, and Innovations offers an outstanding selection of readings that represents an overview of the key issues in the sociology of religion from a uniquely Canadian perspective.

Masterfully planned and united by themes that are clearly articulated in the part openers, this reader moves through three thematic cornerstones: traditions, transitions and innovations. Recurring sub-themes include the definition of religion, the secularization debate, the challenge of diversity, and the gendered aspects of religious experience.

This ground-breaking reader is the first of its kind in Canada. This is the first book to examine religion and Canadian society in a meaningful, critical, feminist framework appropriate for the 21st century.