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  • Britain on its knees: Prayer and the public since the Second World War.
    Field, Clive D. (2017)
    Social Compass 64:1: 92-112.

    Overview of survey data shows a decline in private prayer.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Secularization; Great Britain
  • Young British religious "nones": Findings from the Youth on Religion study.
    Madge, Nicola, and Peter J. Hemming (2016)
    Journal of Youth Studies ?

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist, Great Britain; Great Britain
  • Cosmopolitan Dharma. Race, Sexuality, and Gender in British Buddhism.
    Smith, Sharon E., Sally R. Munt, and Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip (2016)
    Leiden: Brill

    Study of ethnic minority adherents of western Buddhism in Britain.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, Great Britain; Great Britain; Minority
  • "A man after God's own heart": Charisma, masculinity and leadership at a charismatic church in Brighton and Hove, UK.
    Wignall, Ross (2016)
    Religion 46:3: 389-411.

    Associated Search Terms: Charisma; Charismatic, Great Britain; Masculinity ideology
  • "Look into the Book of Life": Muslim musicians, Sufism and postmodern spirituality in Britain.
    Morris, Carl (2016)
    Social Compass 63:3: 389-404.

    Analyzes discourse of Sufi musicians in Britain, circa 2011-13. Spirituality coexists with organized religion, in this instance Sufi Islam.

    Associated Search Terms: Spirituality; Musician; Islam, Sufi; Islam, Great Britain; Great Britain; Youth culture
  • The religion of the educated classes revisited: New religions, the nonreligious, and educational levels.
    Lewis, James R., Sean E. Currie, and Michael P. Oman-Reagan (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:1: 91-104.

    Uses data from censuses. Members of most, but not all, new religions have higher than national averages of bachelor's degrees.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain, England; Atheist; Australia; Education; Great Britain, Wales; New religions; New Zealand; Canada
  • Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland. Religious Practice in Late Modernity.
    Ganiel, Gladys (2016)
    Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Based on 2009 surveys, on interviews, & on case studies. For many, the Roman Catholic Church is a convenient foil against which the define their fair. Describes extra-institutional religion--religiosity connected to & going beyond organized churches, thereby balancing individualism. Reports attitudes toward reconciliation & ecumenism.

    Associated Search Terms: Marginality; Great Britain, Northern Ireland; Ambivalence; Catholic, Ireland; Change; Clergy; Conflict; Diversity; Pluralism; Extra-institutional; Individualism; Ireland; Parish council; Secularization; State; Ecumenism
  • Living non-religious identity in London.
    Mumford, Lorna (2015)
    In Lori G. Beaman and Steven Tomlins (eds.) Atheist Identities: Spaces and Social Contexts. New York: Springer, pp. 153-170.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist, Great Britain; Great Britain, London
  • Sociology of religion in Great Britain: Interdisciplinarity and gradual diversification.
    Catto, Rebecca (2015)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Anthony J. Blasi (eds.) Sociologies of Religion. National Traditions. Leiden: Brill, pp. 107-131

    A history.

    Associated Search Terms: Sociology of religion, Great Britain; Great Britain
  • Mors Britannica. Lifestyle & Death-Style in Britain Today.
    Davies, Douglas J. (2015)
    Oxford; Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Death; Great Britain
  • Believing vaguely: Religious socialization and Christian beliefs in Britain.
    Hunt, Stephen (2015)
    Italian Journal of Sociology of Education 7:3: 10-46.

    Shows a decline in the polls of traditional Christian beliefs & other indicators. Ulster is a significant exception.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain, Northern Ireland; Great Britain; Generations; Clergy image; Belief
  • The racialization of Muslim converts in Britain and their experiences of Islamophobia.
    Moosavi, Leon (2015)
    Critical Sociology 41:1: 41-56.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain; Islam, Great Britain; Prejudice, anti-Islamic; Racialization
  • Without God yet not without nuance: A qualitative study of atheism and non-religion among Scottish university students.
    Cotter, Christopher R. (2015)
    In Lori G. Beaman and Steven Tomlins (eds.) Atheist Identities: Spaces and Social Contexts. New York: Springer, pp. 171-193.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist, Great Britain; Great Britain, Scotland; Students, undergraduate
  • "Western Seminary": On Transnational Shiite Higher Education in Britain.
    Van den Bos, Matthijs (2015)
    Social Compass 62:2: 238-254.

    Considers 2 British Shi'ite schools with affiliated seminaries, using Dumont's concept of "encompassment of the contrary." Both local identity (diversity-embracing, modern, sect-transcending etc.) & transnational ties to sectarian and traditionalist contexts are encompassed.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, Great Britain; Education; Great Britain; Seminary; Dumont, Louis; Assimilation; Shi'ite, Great Britain
  • Right business, right consumption: Controlling commodification and guiding consumption in a Tibetan Buddhist organization in Scotland.
    McKenzie, John S. (2015)
    Social Compass 62:4: 598-614.

    Based on 2004 & 2009 participant observation & interviews in several sites in Scotland. The Tibetan Buddhist organization, Rokpa International, managed its adaptation to consumer culture in Scotland by controlling commodification and guiding consumption by practitioners.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain, Scotland; Adaptation; Commodification; Consumerism; Buddhist, Tibetan, Great Britain; Participant observation
  • Religious pluralism in the United States and Britain: Its implications for Muslims and nationhood.
    Meer, Nasar, and Tariq Modood (2015)
    Social Compass 62:4: 526-540.

    The U.K. is assimilating Muslims as successfully as the U.S.A., even though it has an established Christian church.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, U.S.A.; Great Britain; Pluralism; United States; Comparative; Assimilation; Identity, national; Islam, Great Britain
  • Islamic schools in the United States and England: Implications for integration and social cohesion.
    Hussain, Serena, and Jen'nan Ghazal Read (2015)
    Social Compass 62:4: 556-569.

    Based on participant observation & interviews. Islamic schools facilitated the participation of their students in mainstream institutions by providing them cultural capital needed in non-Muslim areas; they did not necessarily lead students to greater religiosity & in a few cases worked against it.

    Associated Search Terms: Assimilation; United States; Participant observation; Islam, U.S.A.; Islam, Great Britain; Education; Great Britain
  • Both ethnic and religious: Explaining employment penalties across 14 ethno-religious groups in the United Kingdom.
    Khattab, Nabil, and Tariq Modood (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:3: 501-522.

    Based on 2002-2013 British employment data. Finds both racial & cultural/religious employment discrimination.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethnic; Great Britain; Prejudice, racial; Prejudice, religious; Race; Stratification; Work; Discrimination
  • Organisations islamiques en Europe et aux États-Unis: les perspectifves interdisciplinaires et ascendantes.
    Kortmann, Matthias, and Kerstin Rosenow-Williams (2015)
    Social Compass 62:4: 541-555.

    Meta-analysis of studies of Muslim organizations in majority non-Muslim nations shows that such environments provide resources but also impose restrictions on the structures and objectives of the organizations.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; Switzerland; Spain; Poland; Lithuania; Islam, Poland; Islam, Lithuania; Islam, Latvia; Islam, Estonia; Great Britain; Germany; France; Belgium; Islam, U.S.A.; Islam, Switzerland; Islam, Spain; Islam, Netherlands; Islam, Germany; Islam, France; Islam, Belgium; Netherlands; United States; Estonia; Latvia
  • Transition as normative: British Quakerism as liquid religion.
    Collins, Peter, and Pink Dandelion (2014)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 29:2: 287-301.

    British Quakers see perpetual modulation (liquifaction) of belief and practice as both logical and faithful.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Change; Great Britain; Quaker, Great Britain
  • Assessing the deerminants of the contemporary social attitudes of Roman Catholics in Britain: Abortion and homosexuality.
    Clements, Ben (2014)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 29:3: 491-501.

    Associated Search Terms: Moral; Homosexuality; Great Britain; Abortion; Catholic, Great Britain
  • Hearing the "Hillsong Sound": Music, Marketing, and Branded Spiritual Eperience at a Transnational Megachurch.
    Wagner, Tom (2014)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, musicology, Royal Holloway University of London.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, Great Britain; Megachurch; Music; Hillsong; Great Britain, London
  • Anti-social networking findings from a pilot study on opposing Dudley Mosque using facebook groups as both site and method for research.
    Allen, Chris (2014)
    Sage Open 4:1.

    Associated Search Terms: Internet; Great Britain, Dudley; Islam, Great Britain; Prejudice, anti-Islamic
  • The subjective secularization of Great Britain, 1991-200.
    Swenson, Donald (2014)
    Implicit Religion 17:2: 165-182.

    Analyzes 1991-2007 panel survey data from British subjects; supports a subjective secularization thesis.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Great Britain; Panel study
  • Toward religious polarization? Time effects on religious commitment in U.S., UK, and Canadian regions.
    Wilkins-Laflamme, Sarah (2014)
    Sociology of Religion 75:2: 284-308.

    Presents 1985-2010 General Social Survey (U.S.A. & Canada), Scottish, British, & Northern Ireland Social Attitudes Survey, & Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey data.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain, Scotland; Great Britain, Wales; Great Britain, Northern Ireland; Great Britain, England; Canada, regions; Membership; United States, regions
  • Can churches contribute to post-violence reconciliation and reconstruction? Insights and applications from Northern Ireland.
    Ganiel, Gladys (2014)
    In John Wolffe (ed.) Irish Religious Conflcit in Comparative Perspective; Catholics, Protestants and Muslims. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 59-75.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain, Northern Ireland; Peace; Conflict
  • Religion and the sources of public opposition to abortion in Britain: The role of "belonging," "behaving" and "believing."
    Clements, Ben (2014)
    Sociology 48:2: 369-386.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Abortion; Belief; Great Britain; Membership
  • Music branding and the hegemonic prosumption of values of an Evangelical growth church.
    Wagner, Tom (2014)
    In Gladys Ganiel, Heidemarie Winkel, and Christophe Monnot (eds.) Religion in Times of Crisis. Leiden: Brill, pp. 11-32.

    Based on 2009-13 fieldwork with the Hillsong (Australian Evangelical) branch in London, UK.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, Great Britain; Music; Megachurch; Hillsong; Great Britain, London; Branding; Prosumption
  • "Islamic capital" and family life: The role of Islam in parenting.
    Franceschelli, Michela (2014)
    Sociology 48:6: 1190-1206.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, Great Britain; Socialization; Social capital; Bourdieu, Pierre; Family; Great Britain; South Asian British
  • Religion in the everyday lives of second-generation Jains in Britain and the USA: Resources offered by a dharma-based South Asian religion for the construction of religious biographies, and negotiating risk and uncertainty in late modern societies.
    Shah, Bindi (2014)
    Sociological Review 62:3: 512-529.

    Associated Search Terms: Jain, U.S.A.; United States; Jain, Great Britain; Generations; Great Britain
  • Using Weber and Foucault to understand the evolution of motives in a Tibetan Buddhist organisation in Scotland.
    McKenzie, John S. (2014)
    Culture and Religion 15:1: 100-117.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, Tibetan, Great Britain; Weber, Max; Motive; Foucault, Michel; Great Britain, Scotland
  • Northern Ireland, America and the Emerging Church Movement: Exploring the significance of Peter Rollins and the Ikon Collective.
    Ganiel, Gladys, and Gerardo Marti (2014)
    Journal for the Irish Association for the Academic Study of Religion 1:1: 26-47.

    Associated Search Terms: Emerging church; Great Britain, Northern Ireland; United States; Art; Music
  • From Yoga to Kabbalah. Religious Exoticism and the Logics of Bricolage.
    Altglas, Véronique (2014)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Bricolage operates through a quest for the exotic, which is defined fro some non-foreign base & is thus a form of estrangement. Based on 1999-2005 field work at Siddha Yoga & Sivananda centers in London & Paris, & with neo-Hindu groups in Britain; & 2007-2010 field work at Kabbalah Centers in Paris, London, Rio de Janeiro, & Tel Aviv.

    Associated Search Terms: Kabbalah; Jewish, Kabbalist, Israel; Bricolage; Jewish, Kabbalist, Great Britain; Jewish, Kabbalist, France; Hare Krishna, Great Britain; Hindu, Sivananda; Hindu, Siddha Yoga; Dialectic; Deterritorialization
  • The Religiosity of Children of Immigrants and Natives in England, Germany, and the Netherlands: The Role of Parents and Peers in Class.
    DeHoon, Sean, and Frank Van Tubergen (2014)
    European Sociological Review 30:2: 194-206.

    Associated Search Terms: Comparative; Netherlands; Migrant; Socialization; Religiosity; Family; Germany; Great Britain, England; Children
  • 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
  • (Dis)believing and belonging. Investigating the narratives of young British atheists.
    Catto, Rebecca, and Janet Eccles (2013)
    Temenos 49;1: 37-63.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist, Great Britain; Great Britain
  • Can religious affiliation explain "ethnic" inequalities in the labour market?
    Heath, Anthony, and Jean Martin (2013)
    Ethnic and Racial Studies 36:6: 1004-1027.

    Discrimination against Muslims, apart from ethnic discrimination.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain; Ethnic; Discrimination; Islam, Great Britain
  • Liberal religion and illiberal secularism.
    Woodhead, Linda (2013)
    In Gavin D'Costa, Malcolm Evans, Tariq Modood, and Julian Rivers (eds.) Religion in a Liberal State. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 93-116.

    Argues that religion is an important element in liberalism, & that in the U.K. illiberal religion is the exception, not the norm. The U.K. & Europe are secular theory not practice. uses British illustrations.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain; Liberalism; Politics, Great Britain; Secularism
  • British Muslim youth and religious fundamentalism: A quantitative investigation.
    Kashyap, Ridhi, and Valerie A. Lewis (2013)
    Ethnic and Racial Studies 36:12: 2117-2140.

    Associated Search Terms: Youth; Islam, Great Britain; Fundamentalism; Great Britain
  • Secularization and church growth in the United Kingdom.
    Bruce, Steve (2013)
    Journal of Religion in Europe 6:3: 273-296.

    Associated Search Terms: Membership; Secularization; Great Britain
  • Religion and Belief, Discrimination and Equality: Britain in Global Contexts.
    Weller, Paul, Kingsley Purdam, Nazila Ghanea, Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor (2013)
    London: Bloomsbury.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Great Britain; Discrimination
  • Passing the dinner table test: Retrospective and prospective approaches to tackling Islamophobia in Britain.
    Allen, Chris (2013)
    Sage Open 3:2.

    Associated Search Terms: Prejudice, anti-Islamic; Islam, Great Britain; Great Britain
  • Piety in a Secular Society: Migration, Religiosity, and Islam in Britain.
    Lewis, Valerie A., and Ridhi Kashyap (2013)
    International Migration 51:3: 57-66.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, Great Britain; Education; Great Britain; Religiosity; Practice; Migrant
  • Buddha for sale! The commoditisation of Tibetan Buddhism in Scotland.
    McKenzie, John S. (2013)
    In François Gauthier and T. Martikainen (eds.) Religion in Consumer Culture. Surrey: Ashgate, pp. 159-173.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain, Scotland; Buddhist, Tibetan, Great Britain; Commodification
  • Rejection of Darwinian evolution among churchgoers in England: The effects of psychological type.
    Village, Andrew, and Sylvia Baker (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:3: 557-572.

    Analyzes 2009 survey data from churches in England. Denomination (Church of England & Methodist versus Evangelical & Pentecostal), education, & theological education predicted acceptance of evolution.

    Associated Search Terms: Denomination (organizational entity); Pentecostal, Great Britain; Methodist, Great Britain; Evangelical, Great Britain; Church of England; Great Britain, England; Evolution; Education
  • Etnic and religious penalties in a changing British labour market from 2002 to 2010: The case of unemployment.
    Khattab, Naabil, and Ron Johnston (2013)
    Environment and Planning 45:6: 1358-1371.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethnic; Great Britain; Work; Discrimination
  • Congregation and social structure: An investigation into four Northern Irish memberships.
    Stringer, Adrian (2013)
    Social Compass 60:1: 22-40.

    Inquiry into 4 congregations (1 each Catholic, Anglican, Baha'i, Evangelical) finds members involved in networks beyond the congregations, networks that do not resemble one another. Socially different people belonged to different congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Network; Great Britain, Northern Ireland
  • Ex-Combatants, Religion, and Peace in Northern Ireland: The Role of Religion in Transitional Justice.
    Brewer, John D., David Mitchell, and Gerard Leavey (2013)
    New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

    Associated Search Terms: Peace; Justice; Great Britain, Northern Ireland; Change
  • Moral freighting and civic engagement: A UK perspective on Putnam and Campbell's theory of religious-based social action.
    Baker, Christopher (2013)
    Sociology of Religion 73:3: 343-369.

    Based on focus group data from Manchester, U.K. Across religious traditions, themes of friendship, persistence, worship, & formation appear in connection with civic engagement.

    Associated Search Terms: Civic engagement; Belonging, sense of; Christian, Great Britain; Comparative; Great Britain, Manchester; Islam, Great Britain; Moral; Social capital; Volunteering; Buddhist, Great Britain; Focus group
  • Religious and Sexual Identities. A Multi-Faith Exploration of Young Adults.
    Yip, Andrew K.T., and Sarah-Jane Page (2013)
    Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Great Britain; Young adults; Sex
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