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  • The Beginning of Life: A Social Constructionist Approach.
    Blasi, Anthony J. (2012)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Enzo Pace (eds.) Mappng Religion and Spirituality in a Postsecular World. Leiden: Brill, pp. 131-149.

    Associated Search Terms: Abortion; Constructionist theory; Life (moral issue); Moral; Phenomenology
  • Contemporary spirituality and the making of religious experience: Studying the social in an individualized religiosity.
    Versteeg, Peter, and Johan Roeland (2011)
    Fieldwork in Religion 6:2: 120-133.

    Associated Search Terms: Constructionist theory; Individualism; Spirituality; Experience
  • Constructing Religion in Unexpected Places: Phishers of Men and Women.
    Beckford, James A. (2010)
    Implicit Religion 13:1:71-83.

    Defends the constructionist approach; illustrates the construction of religion in internet scams & prisons.

    Associated Search Terms: Constructionist theory; Internet; Prisoners; Social construction of reality
  • Behind the Ethnic Marker: Religion and Social Identification in Northern Ireland.
    Mitchell, Claire (2005)
    Sociology of Religion 66:1: 3-21.

    Based on 35 interviews & 2000-01 visits to community centers. Religion may be a mere ethnic marker, a ritual participation reinforcing community construction, an ideology relevant to social structure, or for a few a stance to the world.

    Associated Search Terms: Solidarity; Great Britain, Northern Ireland; Identity; Constructionist theory; Ritual
  • Has the silence been shattered or does a holy hush still prevail? Defining violence against women within Christian churches.
    Nason-Clark, Nancy (2000)
    In Anson Shupe, William A. Stacey, and Susan E. Darnell (eds.), Bad pastors: Clergy misconduct in modern America. New York: New York University Press, pp. 69-89.

    Examines responses by Protestant clergy to wife abuse; based on data collected in New Brunswick. How clergy conceptualize abuse influences their responses.

    Associated Search Terms: Spouse abuse; Protestant, Canada; Constructionist theory; Canada, New Brunswick; Clergy
  • Religious Movements and Violence: A Friendly Critique of the Interpretive Approach.
    Robbins, Thomas L. (1997)
    Nova religion 1:1: 13-29. Comment by Jeffrey Kaplan 1:1: 30-49.

    Argues for greater objectivity and less sympathy in studying violence associated with apocalyptic religions.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; Constructionist theory; Violence; Suicide; New religions
  • Cops, News Copy, and Public Opinion. Legitimacy and the Social Construction of Evil in Waco.
    Shupe, Anson D., Jr., and Jeffrey K. Hadden (1995)
    In Stuart A. Wright 9ed. Armageddon in Waco. Critical Perspectives on the Branch Davidian Conflict. Chicago: Univesity of Chicago Press, pp. 177-202.

    Associated Search Terms: Branch Davidian; Legitimation; United States, Texas, Waco; Constructionist theory
  • Construction and Escalation of a Cult Threat: Dissecting Moral Panic and Official Reaction to the Branch Davidians.
    Wright, Stuart A. (1995)
    In Stuart A. Wright (ed.) Armageddon in Waco. Critical Perspectives on the Branch Davidian Conflict. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. 75-94.

    Applies constructionist theory to the emergence of the Waco Branch Davidians as a problem.

    Associated Search Terms: Social problem; Branch Davidian; United States, Texas, Waco; Constructionist theory
  • The Problem of Authenticity in the Study of Religious Traditions.
    Carter, Lewis F. (1994)
    In Arthur L. Greil and Thomas Robbins (eds.), Religion and the Social Order, Vol. 4 Between Sacred and Secular: Research and theroy on Quasi-Religion. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 241-249.

    Proposes studying criteria by which different religions decide what is authentically religious.

    Associated Search Terms: Authenticity; Constructionist theory
  • But is It a Genuine Religion?
    Barker, Eileen (1994)
    In Arthur L. Greil and Thomas Robbins (eds.), Religion and the Social Order. Volume 4 Between Sacred and Secular: Research and Theory on Quasi-Religion. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 97-109.

    Argues that the boundary between religion & non-religion is an empirical issue of social construction, not a theoretical one.

    Associated Search Terms: Constructionist theory; New religions; Definition of religion
  • Reality Construction in an Eastern Mystical Cult.
    Lopez, Alan R. (1992)
    New York: Garland.

    Based on participant observation, interviews, & content analysis; studies the Yoga Association for Self Analysis.

    Associated Search Terms: Content analysis; Constructionist theory; Participant observation; Yoga
  • The Theoretical Framing of a Social Problem: Some Conceptual Notes on Satanic Cults.
    Forsyth, Craig J., and Marion D. Olivier (1990)
    Deviant Behavior 11:3: 281-292.

    Supports neither a theory that increased literature about satanism stems from increased activity, nor a constructionist theory that literature increases irrespective of changes in activity.

    Associated Search Terms: Satanist; Constructionist theory; Media
  • Renewing "Religion" for Sociology: Specifying the Situational Approach.
    Swatos, William H., Jr. (1990)
    Sociological Focus 23:3: 141-153.

    Notes a functionalist definition of & evolutionist presuppositions about religion have hampered the sociology of religion with respect both to religious trends & sociology at large.

    Associated Search Terms: Sociology of religion; Localism; Constructionist theory; Definition of religion
  • Recollection and Membership: Converts' Talk and the Ratiocination of Communality.
    Taylor, Brian (1978)
    Sociology 12:2: 316-324.

    Describes post-conversion accounts as present constructions of the past.

    Associated Search Terms: Testimonial; Constructionist theory; Conversion
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