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  • Religious reflexivity: The effect of continual novelty and diversity on individual religiosity.
    Martí, Gerardo (2015)
    Sociology of Religion 76:1: 1-13.

    The modern situation often involves religious reflexivity--a deliberative problem-solving religious orientation, engendering a de-communalization of religion in which socialization loses importance.

    Associated Search Terms: Socialization; Reflexivity; Self; Pluralism; Modernity; Individualism; Differentiation
  • Regime type, religion-state arrangements, and religious markets in the Muslim world.
    Driessen, Michael D. (2014)
    Sociology of Religion 75:3: 367-394.

    Analyzes 2 datasets; state favoritism can enhance participation in the favored religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Differentiation; Islam; Market model; Secularization; State
  • An investigation into the swiftness and intensity of recent secularization in Canada: Was Berger right?
    Hay, D. Alastair (2014)
    Sociology of Religion 75:1: 136-162.

    Analyzes 2002-03 telephone interview & follow-up questionnaire data from Canadians. Pluralism, individualism, & scientific rationalism (evolution & philosophical materialism) inversely predicted religiosity. Deprivation & differentiation did not.

    Associated Search Terms: Evolution; Canada; Deprivation; Differentiation; Individualism; Pluralism; Secularization; Science; Materialism
  • Which societies provide a strong religious socialization context? Explanations beyond the effects of national religiosity.
    Müller, Tim S., Peter Schmidt, and Nan Dirk DeGraff (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:4: 739-759.

    Analyzes 1971-2008 International Social Survey Programme data. High levels of income inequality predict greater effects of religious socialization. parents need invest less in religiously socializing their children when the society does it.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Belief; Differentiation; Legitimation; Religiosity; Secularization; Socialization; Family
  • Religion and Power. No Logos without Mythos.
    Martin, David (2014)
    Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate.

    A collection of essays, having power & religion as a theme. Criticizes the privatization & rationalization versions of the secularization thesis. Focus on differentiation &the relationship of religion to power. Presupposes a functionalist definition of religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Ukraine; Violence; Symbol; Spain; Secularization; Secularism; Rationalization; Privatization; Power; Politics; Poland; Definition of religion; Voluntarism; Charisma; Peace/war; Comparative; Differentiation; Great Britain; Great Britain, London; Identity, national; Individualism; Lithuania; Nationalism; Axial age
  • Differentiated secularization in Europe: Comparative results.
    Pickel, Gert, Detlef Pollack, and Olaf Müller (2012)
    In Detlef Pollack, Olaf Müller, and Gert Pickel (eds.) The Social Significance of Religion in the Enlarged Europe. Secularization, Individualization and Pluralization. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 229-237.

    Based on 2006 survey data. Finds differentiation. Despite using only descriptive statistics, tables are opaque.

    Associated Search Terms: Comparative; Differentiation; Europe; Secularization
  • Socially engaged religion in a post-Westphalian global context: Remodeling the secular/religious distinction.
    Beyer, Peter F. (2012)
    Sociology of Religion 73:2: 109-129.

    Associated Search Terms: Globalization; Differentiation; Systems theory; Sacred/profane
  • A diferenciaçăo na teoria social de Niklas Luhmann.
    Bachur, Joăo Paulo (2011)
    Revista brasileira de cięncias sociais 26:76: 177-190.

    Associated Search Terms: Luhmann, Niklas; Differentiation
  • Religious Pluralization and Intimations of a Post-Westphalian Condition in a Global Society.
    Beyer, Peter F. (2011)
    In Patrick Michel and Enzo Pace (eds.) Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion. Volume 2: Religion and Politics. Leiden: Brill, pp. 3-29.

    Grand narrative of the development of religion as a distinct but not isolated aspect of western society & then as a plural phenomenon within & across secular societies. Non-western societies duplicated the pattern in response to colonialism. Globallly, the result is a pluralization of patterns, not secularization or religious resurgence.

    Associated Search Terms: Globalization; Secularization; Differentiation
  • Neuzeitliche Theodizee und funktionale Differenzierung. Eine historisch-semantische Analyse zur Wissenssoziologie der modernen Gesellschaft.
    Krauss, Sebastian W.D. (2011)
    Berliner Journal für Soziologie 21:4: 587-604.

    Associated Search Terms: Theodicy; Sociology of knowledge; Differentiation
  • Nationalism, Religion, and Secularization: An Opportune Moment for Research.
    Eastwood, Jonathan, and Nikolas Prevalakis (2010)
    Review of Religious Research 52:1: 90-111.

    Nationalism foments the processes of intitutional differentiation and thus helps cause secularization.

    Associated Search Terms: Differentiation; Secularization; Nationalism
  • Il diritto tra religione e politica. Una rilettura weberiana.
    Febbrajo, Alberto (2010)
    In Vittorio Cotesta, Alberto Febbrajo, Enzo Pace, and Roberto Segatori (eds.) Il pluralismo religioso tra politica, diritto e societŕ. Soveria Mannelli, Catanzaro, pp. 97-111.

    Explores the parallels & complementarity among religion, law, & politics in Max Weber's thought.

    Associated Search Terms: Weber, Max; Politics; Differentiation; Law
  • Politica, legalitŕ e religione nel Mezzogiorno.
    Costabile, Antonio (2010)
    In Vittorio Cotesta, Alberto Febbrajo, Enzo Pace, and Roberto Segatori (eds.) Il pluralismo religioso tra politica, diritto e societŕ. Soveria Mannelli, Catanzaro, pp. 239-293.

    The differentiation of the economy, religion, & politics in the Mezzogiorno is incomplete & not fully legitimated; hence there is clientelism & familism, which secularize by using religion for benefits.

    Associated Search Terms: Familism; Legitimation; Clientelism; Italy, South; Differentiation; Secularization
  • Religious Fundamentalism.
    Shupe, Anson D., Jr. (2009)
    In Peter B. Clarke (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 478-490.

    Sees fundamentalism globally as resistance against institutional differentiation.

    Associated Search Terms: Fundamentalism; Differentiation
  • The Meaning and Scope of Secularization.
    Dobbelaere, Karel (2009)
    In Peter B. Clarke (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 599-615.

    At the macro level, a baseline for the study of secularization would be 13th century Europe; macro, organizational, & individual secularizations are described.

    Associated Search Terms: Levels of inclusiveness; Rationalization; Differentiation; Secularization; Individualism
  • Patterns of Secularization and Religious Rationalization in Emile Durkheim and Max Weber.
    Goldstein, Warren S. (2009)
    Implicit Religion 12:2: 135-163.

    The linear secularization model is only one theme in classical sociological theory.

    Associated Search Terms: Weber, Max; Differentiation; Secularization; Durkheim, Émile; Rationalization; Dialectic
  • Religion, Human Power and Powerlessness.
    Luckmann, Thomas (2008)
    In Eileen Barker (ed.) The Centrality of Religion in Social Life. Essays in Honour of James A. Beckford. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 175-184.

    Narrates institutional differentiation, especially of religion, in the European trajectory.

    Associated Search Terms: Differentiation
  • Vitalité religieuse et mécanismes de sécularisation institutionnelle en Europe.
    Koenig, Matthias (2008)
    Social Compass 55:2: 217-229.

    Institutional reconfiguration occurring in the process of European integration is re-establishing an institutional locus for religion in Europe.

    Associated Search Terms: Differentiation; Europe
  • Theses on a theory of religion.
    Riesebrodt, Martin (2008)
    International Political Anthropology 1:1: 25-41.

    Associated Search Terms: Differentiation; Disenchantment; Secularization; Deinstitutionalization
  • Le découplage de la religion et de la culture, une exception musulmane?
    Roy, Olivier (2007)
    Esprit (mars-avril): 242-252.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam; Differentiation; Culture
  • Circulation de la religion sur la place publique locale aux États-Unis.
    Lichterman, Paul (2006)
    Sociologie et sociétés 38:1: 31-53.

    Studies two civic groups in a Midwest U.S.A. city; religious discourse is strikingly absent.

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse; Differentiation
  • L'andamento nel tempo della pratica religiosa in Italia.
    Barone, Carlo (2006)
    Religioni e societŕ 55: 98-106.

    A revival of religion in Italy in the late 20th century is largely a Catholic one, based on meeting people's differing needs through the internal differentiation of the Church.

    Associated Search Terms: Differentiation; Italy
  • Religiöse Pluralität in nationaler Verfassungstaat.
    Münch, Richard (2006)
    Berliner Journal für Soziologie 16:4: 463-484.

    Develops a functionalist/institutionalsit model of differentiation that leads to pluralism.

    Associated Search Terms: Functionalism; Differentiation; Institutionalization; Pluralism
  • Le 'dede' moderne: évolution des paramčtres de l'autorité religieuse de l'alévisme dans la turquie contemporaine.
    Dressler, Markus (2006)
    Sociologie et sociétés 38:1: 69-92.

    As the once marginal Alevist sect enters Turkish & diaspora society, its traditional leadership (dedelik) is differentiating into a traditional ritual sector & a secular one.

    Associated Search Terms: Differentiation; Leadership; Islam, Turkey; Turkey; Alevi
  • The Secularization of Confessional Protests: The Role of Religious Processes of Rationalization and Differentiation.
    Young, Michael P., and Stephen M. Cherry (2005)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 44:4: 373-395.

    Religiously inspired social movements lead to secularization as the movements rationalize; based on letters & diaries of 6 white anti-slavery activists.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Historical; Differentiation; Slavery; Social movement; Rationalization
  • The Catholic Church in State Politics: Negotiating Prophetic Demands and Political Realities
    Yamane, David (2005)
    Lanham, Maryland: Sheed & Ward/Rowman & Littlefield.

    Focuses on lobbyists & entities of the Catholic Church at the state level in U.S. politics.

    Associated Search Terms: Differentiation; Catholic, U.S.A.; Secularization; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Religion in Modernity.
    Dobbelaere, Karel (2004)
    In Alasdair Crockett and Richard O'Leary (ed.) Patterns and Processes of Religious Change in Modern Industrial Societies. Europe and the United States. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 139-164.

    Based on 1990s international survey data, with a focus on Belgium.

    Associated Search Terms: Belgium; Modernity; Globalization; Differentiation; Individualism
  • Can Rising Rates of Church Participation be a Consequence of Secularization?
    Phillips, Rick (2004)
    Sociology of Religion 65:2: 139-153.

    Not competition, but rather the loss of extra-worship activities to the churches results in greater emphasis being placed on worship--hence higher rates of practice.

    Associated Search Terms: Mormon; Secularization; Revival periods; Revival; Competition; Practice; Differentiation
  • Contentious Public Religion: Two Conceptions of Islam in Revolutionary Iran. Ali Shariŕti and Abdolkarim Soroush.
    Ghamari-Tabrizi, Behrooz (2004)
    International Sociology 19:4: 504-523.

    Argues that political Islam contradicts the secularization, privatization, & market models of modern religion. Reviews the thought of Ali Shariŕti & Abdolkarim Soroush.

    Associated Search Terms: Shi'ite, Iran; Public religion; Secularization; Market model; Privatization; Islam; Differentiation; Iran
  • Globalized Islam. The Search for a New Ummah.
    Roy, Olivier (2004)
    New York: Columbia University Press.

    Maintains that Islam & other religions are increasingly detached from governments, cultures, & formal religious authorities. This is particularly the case with Islamic neo-fundamentalism. [Revised, expanded & updated from L'Islam mondialisé, 2002]

    Associated Search Terms: Deterritorialization; Violence; Transnational; Secularization; Politics; Minority; Islam; Individualism; Identity; Differentiation; Assimilation; Globalization
  • Conceptions of Religion: On Distinguishing Scientific, Theological, and "Official" Meanings.
    Beyer, Peter F. (2003)
    Social Compass 50:2: 141-160.

    Critique of those who would discard the category "religion"; distinguishes theological, scientific, & official meanings, corresponding to different institutional orders.

    Associated Search Terms: Differentiation; Definition of religion
  • From Christian Civilization to Individual Civil Liberties. Framing Religion in the Legal Field, 1880-1949.
    Sikkink, David (2003)
    In Christian Smith (ed.) The Secular Revolution. Power, Interests, and Conflcit in the Secularization of American Public Life. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 310-354.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Secularization; Law; Historical; Differentiation
  • Rethinking the Secularization of American Public Life.
    Smith, Christian (2003)
    In Christian Smith (ed.) The Secular Revolution. Power, Interests, and Confict in the Secularization of American Public Life. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 1-96.

    Argues that secularization should not be thought of as an inevitable macro-level process but a complex of deliberate & contested group maneuvers.

    Associated Search Terms: Intellectuals; New class; Rationalization; Differentiation; Social movement; Conflict; Secularization; United States
  • Reforming Education, Transforming Religion, 1876-1931.
    Thomas, George M., Lisa R. Peck, and Channin G. DeHaan (2003)
    In Christian Smith (ed.) The Secular Revolution. Power, Interests, and Conflcit in the Secularization of American Public Life. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 355-394.

    Focuses on the secularization of U.S. education; differentiation was more cultural than organizational.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; Change; United States; Rationalization; Social movement; Historical; Secularization; Culture; Differentiation
  • Social Theory and Religion.
    Beckford, James A. (2003)
    New York: Cambridge University Press.

    Reviews the literature on a number of theoretical concepts from a social constructionist perspective.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Rationalization; Differentiation; Modernization; Change; Secularization; Social movement; Social construction of reality; Fundamentalist; Pluralism; Definition of religion; Levels of inclusiveness; Theory; Globalization
  • Säkularisierung--ein moderner Mythos? Studien zum religiösen Wandel in Deutschland.
    Pollack, Detlef (2003)
    Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck).

    A collection of essays & studies, most previously published as slightly different versions.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; State; Individualism; Germany, East; Dimensions of religiosity; Functionalism; Lutheran, Germany; Disenchantment; Catholic, Germany; Definition of religion; Differentiation; Germany; Luckmann, Thomas; Proselytizing; Politics, Germany; Luhmann, Niklas; Literature; Privatization
  • Ganzheitliche Bewegungen, Transzendenzerfahrung und die Entdifferenzierung von Kultur und Religion in Europa.
    Knoblauch, Hubert A. (2002)
    Berliner Journal für Soziologie 12:3: 295-307.

    Associated Search Terms: Europe; Social movement; Dedifferentiation; Differentiation
  • The Resiliance of Conservative Religion: The Case of Popular, Conservative Protestant Congregations.
    Tamney, Joseph B. (2002)
    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    Based on 1996 open-ended interviews in growing conservative congregations in Muncie (Middletown). Unlike traditionalist churches, conservative ones accommodate modernization & become popular in the process. Many converts left strict traditionalist ones.

    Associated Search Terms: Modernization; Traditionalist; Strictness; Traditionalism; United States, Indiana, Muncie; Conservative, U.S.A.; Differentiation; Parish; Conversion; Accommodation
  • L'Islam mondialisé.
    Roy, Olivier (2002)
    Paris: Ed. du Seuil

    Maintains that Islam & other religions are increasingly detached from governments, cultures, & formal religious authorities. This is particularly the case with Islamic neo-fundamentalism. [Revised, expanded & updated from L'Islam mondialisé, 2002]

    Associated Search Terms: Globalization; Differentiation; Deterritorialization; Assimilation; Identity; Individualism; Secularization; Transnational; Politics; Violence; Islam; Minority
  • God Is Dead. Secularization in the West.
    Bruce, Steve (2002)
    Malden, Massachusetts: Blackwell.

    Argues for the usefulness of secularization as a concept of an empirical process; uses evidence from Great Britain.

    Associated Search Terms: Implicit religion; Voluntarism; Pluralism; State; New age; Great Britain; Privatization; Compartmentalization; Relativism; Sect; Modernization; Societalization; Individualism; Schism; Change; Differentiation; Secularization; Identity
  • New Horizons in Religious Evolution.
    Lambert, Yves (2001)
    In Luigi Tomasi (ed.) New Horizons in Sociological Theory and Research. The Frontiers of Sociology at the Beginning of the Twenty-first Century. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 351-382.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Differentiation; Rationality; Axial age; Individualism; Globalization; Modernity
  • Cattolicisme et libéralisme: les étapes de l'affrontement pour la définition de la modernité religieuse en Amérique latine.
    Mallimaci, Fortunato (2001)
    In Jean-Pierre Bastian (ed.) La modernité religieuse en perspective comparée. Europe latine--Amérique latine. Paris: Karthala, pp. 59-79.

    A narrative that proceeds from a largely Argentine perspective.

    Associated Search Terms: Modernity; Catholic, Latin America; Differentiation; Globalization; Identity; Individualism; Latin America; Legitimation; Liberation theology; Pluralism; Rationalization; State; Secularization
  • Religion, Modernité, Ultramodernité: Une Analyse en Terme de 'Tournant Axial.'
    Lambert, Yves (2000)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 109: 87-116.

    Associated Search Terms: Adaptation; Rationalization; Differentiation; Science; Modernity; Rationality; Change
  • Historicizing the Secularization Debate: Church, State, and Society in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe (ca. 1300 to 1700).
    Gorski, Philip S. (2000)
    American Sociological Review 65: 138-167.

    Sees the Reformation as a rationalization & de-secularization process; criticizes the notion of "market," seeing it as a result of macro processes.

    Associated Search Terms: Europe, medieval; Differentiation; Secularization; Historical; Market model; Europe, early modern
  • Die Religion der Gesellschaft./A Systems Theory of Religion, tr. David A. Brenner with Adrian Hermann.
    Luhmann, Niklas (2000)
    Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp./Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2013.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Differentiation; Evolution, societal; Functionalism; Meaning; Systems theory
  • Demographic Change and Secularization in an Asian New Religious Movement. The Brahma Kumaris in the Western World, Part II.
    Howell, Julia Day, and Peter L. Nelson (2000)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 11: 225-239.

    As the age structure of what began as a youth movement normalized, world-rejection lessened & service functions differentiated from spirituality functions.

    Associated Search Terms: Differentiation; New religions; Demography; World rejection; Brahma Kumari, Australia; Australia
  • The Religious Situation in Europe: The Background to Contemporary Conversions.
    Luckmann, Thomas (1999)
    Social Compass 46:3: 251-258.

    Associated Search Terms: Privatization; Differentiation; Europe
  • Towards an Integrated Perspective of the Processes Related to the Descriptive Concept of Secularization.
    Dobbelaere, Karel (1999)
    Sociology of Religion 60:3: 229-247.

    Individualistic decision making, detraditionalization, mobility, & expressive & utilitarian individualism as well as secularization explain individual religiosity secularization is macro & pluralism meso.

    Associated Search Terms: Comparative; Differentiation; Levels of inclusiveness; Secularization; Individualism
  • The Modern Emergence of Religions and a Global Social System for Religion.
    Beyer, Peter F. (1998)
    International Sociology 13:2: 151-172.

    Studies the emergent identifiability of religions.

    Associated Search Terms: Denominationalism; Systems theory; Differentiation; World system
  • Religion, residual problems, and functional differentiation: An ambiguous relationship.
    Beyer, Peter F. (1997)
    Soziale Systeme 3:219-235.

    Associated Search Terms: Systems theory; Differentiation
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