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  • The over-policing of the devil: A sociology of exorcism.
    Giordan, Giuseppe, and Adam Possamai (2016)
    Social Compass 63:4: 444-460.

    Increases in the supply & availability of exorcists lend credibility to the belief in devil possession and hence o increases in people who believe they are possessed. Examines case files of an exorcist.

    Associated Search Terms: Deviance/social control; Devil; Exorcism; Social construction of reality
  • The hallmarks of righteous women: Gendered background expectations in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    Sumerau, J. Edward, and Ryan T. Cragun (2015)
    Sociology of Religion 76:1: 49-71.

    Systematic textual analysis of 1971-2012 archived Mormon literature.

    Associated Search Terms: Literature; Social construction of reality; Grounded theory; Gender; Mormon
  • Transcendence and immanence in public and private prayer.
    Stringer, Martin D. (2015)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Linda Woodhead (eds.) A Sociology of Prayer. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 67-80.

    Intimate prayer does not necessarily imply an immanent deity. The author stresses 3 dimensions: immanence/transcendence, intimacy/distance,& intense/non-intense.

    Associated Search Terms: Transcendence/immanence; Social construction of reality; Prayer; Immanence; Communitas
  • Interrogatng and constructing the "authentic" Roman Catholic Church: Feminist perspectives among Canadian women religious.
    Gervais, Christine, and Claire Turenne Sjolander (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:3: 365-396.

    Based on 2008-11 field work, interviews, & questionnaire data from current & former sisters in Ontario. Respondents constructed "church" often from a feminist & social justice orientation rather than the official hierarchical one.

    Associated Search Terms: Sisters; Orders/congregations; Social construction of reality; Ex-sisters; Feminism; Catholic, Canada; Women; Authenticity; Canada, Ontario; Justice
  • Becoming a God: Max Weber and the social construction of charisma.
    Joosse, Paul (2014)
    Journal of Classical Sociology 14:3: 266-283.

    Associated Search Terms: Social construction of reality; Charisma; Weber, Max
  • Becoming a God: Max Weber and the social construction of charisma.
    Joose, Paul (2014)
    Journal of Classical Sociology 14:3: 266-283.

    Associated Search Terms: Charisma; Social construction of reality; Weber, Max
  • Zwischen Naturalismus und Sozialkonstruktivismus. Kognitive, körperliche, emotionale und soziale Dimensionen von Religion.
    Schüler, Sebastian (2014)
    Zeitschrift für Religionswissenschaft 22:1: 5-36.

    Associated Search Terms: Social construction of reality; Definition of religion; Dimensions of religiosity
  • The role of the courts in the social cosntruction of religious freedom in Central and Eastern Europe.
    Richardson, James T., and Brian Lee (2014)
    Review of Eastern and Central European Law 39: 291-313.

    Associated Search Terms: Law; Freedom of religion; Social construction of reality; Europe
  • Aflição, conforo e cobrança: uma etnografia das consultas mediúnicas no Vale do Amanhecer.
    Oliveira, Amurabi (2014)
    Ciencias Sociales y Religion/ Ciências Sociais e Religião 16/21: 88-110.

    Studies redefinition of afflictions by mediums in the Vale do Amanhecer cult in Planaltina, Federal District, Brazil.

    Associated Search Terms: Social construction of reality; Medium; Healing; Brazil, Planaltina; Vale do Amanhecer
  • Islamophobie: Comment les élites Françaises construisent le problem musulman.
    Hajjat, Abdellali, and Marwan Mohammed (2013)
    Paris: La Découverte.

    Associated Search Terms: Social problem; Social construction of reality; Prejudice, anti-Islamic; Islam, France; France; Elite
  • Body and sexuality constructs among youth of the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.
    Zaleberg, Sara, and Sima Zaleberg (2012)
    In Peter Nynäs and Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip (eds.) Religion, Gender and Sexuality in Everyday Life. Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate, pp. 125-140.

    Based on interviews with men from a number of Ultra-Orthodox groups in Israel & women from a particularly stringent group.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, Ultraorthodox, Israel; Sexuality; Israel; Body; Social construction of reality
  • On the Processes and Problematics of Representing Divinity: Dio Chrysostom (ca. 40-120) and the Pragmatist Motif.
    Prus, Robert (2011)
    In Barbara Jones Denison (ed.) History, Time, Meaning, and Memory. Ideas for the Sociology of Religion. Leiden: Brill, pp. 205-221.

    A reading of On Man's Firt Conception of the Gods, by Dio Chrysostom.

    Associated Search Terms: Symbolic interactionism; Social construction of reality
  • Introduction.
    Wright, Stuart A., and James T. Richardson (2011)
    In Stuart A. Wright and James T. Richardson (eds.) Saints under Siege. The Texas State Raid on the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints. New York: New York University Press, pp. 1-22.

    Provides a general narrative of a state government raid on a polygamist ranch, showing that an anti-cult view prevailed over evidence in launching the raid.

    Associated Search Terms: Anti-cult movement; United States, Texas, Eldorado; Polygyny; Social construction of reality; Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Persecution
  • Deconstructing Official Rationales for the Texas State Raid on the FLDS.
    Wright, Stuart A. (2011)
    In Stuart A. Wright and James T. Richardson (eds.) Saints under Siege. The Texas State Raid on the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints. New York: New York University Press, pp. 124-149.

    Explores stratagems & rhetorical themes used to raid a religious commune & separate children from their families.

    Associated Search Terms: Moral crusade; Moral panic; Social construction of reality; Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Anti-cult movement; United States, Texas, Eldorado; Deviance amplification; Social problem; Apostate
  • 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
  • Religion and Social Problems. A New Theoretical Perspective.
    Hjelm, Titus (2009)
    In Peter B. Clarke (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 924-941.

    Religion has been seen as a means of addressing social problems & sometimes as part of a social problem.

    Associated Search Terms: Social construction of reality; Social problem
  • Prophecy Channels and Prophetic Modalities: A Comparison of Revelation in The Family International and the LDS Chruch.
    Shepherd, Gordon, and Gary Shepherd (2009)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:4: 734-735.

    Develops hypotheses from the cases of on-going prophecy in the Latter-day Saints Church & The Family (Children of God).

    Associated Search Terms: The Family; Social construction of reality; Prophecy; Mormon; Children of God
  • On Spiritual Edgework: The Logic of Extreme Ritual Performances.
    Bromley, David G. (2007)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 46:3: 287-303.

    Rituals that involve danger provide comfort through innoculation.

    Associated Search Terms: Social construction of reality; Serpent handling; Ritual; Comfort
  • Materializing the self: Words and gifts in the construction of charismatic Protestant identity.
    Coleman, Simon (2006)
    In Fenella Cannell (ed.) The Anthropology of Christianity. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, pp. 163-184.

    Associated Search Terms: Pentecostal; Self; Social construction of reality
  • The Social Construction of Prophecy in The Family International.
    Shepherd, Gordon, and Gary Shepherd (2006)
    Nova religio 10:2: 29-56.

    Revelation continued to be socially constructed, after the death of the founder David Berg.

    Associated Search Terms: Children of God; Routinization; Prophecy; Social construction of reality
  • Ascription, Choice, and the Construction of Religious Identities in the Contemporary United States.
    Cadge, Wendy, and Lynn Davidman (2006)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 45:1: 23-38.

    Based on interviews with non-observant U.S. Jews & 1st generation Thai Americans.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, U.S.A.; Ascription; Social construction of reality; Thai Americans; Jewish, U.S.A.; Identity
  • Practices of Praise and Social Constructions of Identity: The Bards of North-West India.
    Basu, Helene (2005)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 130: 81-105.

    Associated Search Terms: India; Social construction of reality; Identity
  • When Prophecy Never Fails. Myth and Reality in a Flying-Saucer Group.
    Tumminia, Diana G. (2005)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on 1989-2002 field work in El Cajon, Calfiornia; a disconfirmation led to re-interpretation.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California, El Cajon; UFO cult; Social construction of reality; Phenomenology; Unarian; Participant observation; Cognitive dissonance; Disconfirmation; Myth
  • Charisma and the Iron Cage: Rationalization, Science and Scientology.
    Locke, Simon (2004)
    Social Compass 51:1: 111-131.

    Emphasizes the socially constructed & rhetorical nature of the meaning of science used in the legitimation of Scientology.

    Associated Search Terms: Social construction of reality; Scientology; Rationality
  • All Abraham's Children: Changing Mormon Conceptions of Race and Lineage.
    Mauss, Armand L. (2003)
    Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

    History of Mormon concepts of Native Americans & Jews as kindred lineages to Mormons. 1960s survey data: this belief & commitment to religious liberty resulted in lower levels of anti-Semitism. Certain doctrines affected attitudes to African Americans.

    Associated Search Terms: Prejudice; Mormon; Race; Genealogy; Social construction of reality; Identity
  • 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: Definition of religion; Modernization; New religions; Globalization; Social construction of reality; Fundamentalist; Secularization; Pluralism; Change; Levels of inclusiveness; Social movement; Rationalization; Theory; Differentiation
  • Implicit Religion and Power.
    Borg, Meerten B. ter (2002)
    Implicit Religion 5:1: 5-10.

    Associated Search Terms: Implicit religion; Power; Functionalism, micro; Sacred; Symbol; Social construction of reality
  • Choosing Rationality.
    Beckford, James A. (2001)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 12: 1-22.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversation analysis; Social construction of reality; Ethnomethodology; Rational choice theory
  • Hispanic Immigrant Churches and the Construction of Ethnicity.
    Hurtig, Janise D. (2000)
    In Lowell Livezey (ed.) Public Religion and Urban Transformation: Faith in the City. New York: New York University Press, pp. 29-55.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; Ethnic; Social construction of reality; Latino Americans
  • The Social Construction of Subversive Evil: The Contemporary Anti-Cult and Anti-Satanism Movements.
    Bromley, David G., and Diana Gay Cutchin (1999)
    In Jo Freeman (ed.) Waves of Protest. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, pp. 195-220.

    Associated Search Terms: Deviance/social control; Anti-cult movement; Social construction of reality
  • The Social Construction of Contested Exit Roles: Defectors, Whistleblowers, and Apostates.
    Bromley, David G. (1998)
    In David G. Bromley (ed.) The Politics of Apostasy: The Role of Apostates in the Transformation of Religious Movements. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, pp. 19-48.

    Associated Search Terms: Disaffiliation; Social construction of reality
  • Secularization and Social Solidarity: A Social Constructionist View.
    Beckford, James A. (1998)
    In R. Laermans, Bryan R. Wilson, and J. Billiet (eds.) Secualrization and Social Integration. Leuven: Leuven University Press, pp. 141-158.

    Associated Search Terms: Solidarity; Secularization; Social construction of reality
  • Transzendenzerfahrung und symbolische Kommunikation. Die phänomenologische orientierte Soziologie und die kommunikative Konstruktion der Religion.
    Knoblauch, Hubert A. (1998)
    In Hartmann Tyrell, Volkhard Krech, and Hubert A. Knoblauch (eds.) Religion als Kommunikation. Würzburg: Ergon, pp. 147-186.

    Associated Search Terms: Phenomenology; Social construction of reality; Experience; Symbol
  • Apostates who never were: The social construction of absque facto apostate narratives.
    Johnson, Daniel Carson (1998)
    In David G. Bromley (ed.) The Politics of Religious Apsotasy. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, pp. 115-138.

    Pseudo apostasy

    Associated Search Terms: Social construction of reality; Apostate; Testimonial
  • Claims-Making and Typifications of Voodoo as a Deviant Religion: Hex, Lies, and Videotape.
    Bartkowski, John P. (1998)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 37:4: 559-579.

    Associated Search Terms: Voodoo; Social construction of reality; Media; Deviance/social control
  • Church Culture as a Strategy of Action in the Black Community.
    Pattillo-McCoy, Mary (1998)
    American Sociological Review 63:6: 767-784.

    African American religion provides the cultural materials with which mobilization is achieved in the Chicago African American community under study.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; African Americans; Participant observation; Activism; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Culture; Congregation; Social construction of reality
  • The Social Construction of Satanism: Understanding an International Social Problem.
    Richardson, James T. (1997)
    Australian Journal of Social Issues 32: 61-82.

    Associated Search Terms: Satanist; Social construction of reality; Social problem
  • Constructing Apocalypticism. Social and Cultural Elements of Radical Organization.
    Bromley, David G. (1997)
    In Thomas Robbins and Susan J. Palmer (eds.), Millennium, Messiahs, and Mayhem. Contemporary Apocalyptic Movements. New York: Routledge, pp. 31-45.

    Conceptualizes millennialism as a social process that creates structural marginality ("liminality").

    Associated Search Terms: Millenarian; Millennial; Prophetic-priestly; Marginality; Social construction of reality
  • La Conversion: Voie du Politique ou de l'Identité?
    Jacquier-Dubourdieu, Lucille (1996)
    Social Compass 43:2: 179-198.

    Compares accounts of a 1930s conversion, articulated by the convert & later by his grandson.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Malagasy; Protestant, Malagasy; Politics, Malagasy; Social construction of reality
  • Sacred Claims: The "Cult Controversy" as a Struggle Over the Right to the Religious Label.
    Greil, Arthur L. (1996)
    In Lewis F. Carter (ed.), The Issue of Authenticity in the Study of Religions. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 47-63.

    Associated Search Terms: Moral entrepreneur; New religions; Anti-cult movement; Social construction of reality
  • The Politics of Myth-Making: An Analysis of the Struggle for the 'Correct' Appropriation of New Orleans.
    Fandrich, Ina Johanna (1996)
    Social Compass 43:4: 613-628.

    Analyzes the construction of positive & negative images of a legendary personage.

    Associated Search Terms: Sociology of knowledge; African Americans; Voodoo, U.S.A.; Social construction of reality; United States, Louisiana, New Orleans; Myth; Women
  • Religious Division and the Mythology of the Past.
    Searle-Chatterjee, Mary (1993)
    In Brdley R. Hertel and Cynthia Ann Humes (eds.) Living Banaras. Hindu Religions in Cultural Context. Albany: State University of New York Press, pp. 145-158.

    Compares oral traditions from Hindus & Muslims in Banaras about the Moslem saint Ghazi Miyam & the Moghul ruler Aurangzeb.

    Associated Search Terms: Myth; Social construction of reality; India, Uttar Pradesh, Banaras; Hindu, India; Islam, India
  • Il cielo in terra: costruzioni simbliche di un'apparizione mariana./Apparitions of the Madonna at Oliveto Citra: Local Visions and Cosmic Drama, tr. William A. Christian, Jr.
    Apolito, Paolo (1992)
    Bologna: Il Mulino./University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1998.

    Associated Search Terms: Marian; Visions; Social construction of reality; Italy, Oliveto Citra
  • Prolegomena to a Sociological Study of Early Christianity: The Example of the Study of Early Christian Leadership.
    Bloomquist, L. Gregory, Normand Bonneau, and J. Kevin Coyle (1992)
    Social Compass 39:2: 221-239.

    Examines "Apostolic Constitutions" (II:25 & 26, a 4th century church order) in the light of the Berger-Luckmann social construction model of legislation.

    Associated Search Terms: Social construction of reality; Authority; Early Christian; Arian Christian; Legitimation; Institutionalization
  • The Redefinition of the Situation: The Social Construction of Spiritual Healing Experiences.
    Glick, Deborah C. (1990)
    Sociology of Health and Illness 12:2: 151-168.

    Associated Search Terms: Definition of the situation; Experience; Healing; Social construction of reality
  • Inside Looking Out and Outside Looking In: Naturalism, Phenomenology and the Orisha Religion in Trinidad.
    Houk, James (1989)
    Human Mosaic 23:1/2: 1-20.

    Associated Search Terms: Social construction of reality; Orisha, Trinidad and Tobago; Syncretism; Trinidad and Tobago; Africanist, Trinidad
  • Lebenswelt und religiöse Sinnstiftung. Ein Beitrag zur Theorie des Alltagslebens.
    Mörth, Ingo (1986)
    München: Tuduv-Verlagsgesellschaft.

    Associated Search Terms: Social construction of reality; Everyday life; Life world
  • Ethnic process and minority identity: A comparative study of Muslims and Christians of UP.
    Srinivasan, Nirmala (1984)
    Sociological Bulletin 33:1/2: 99-122. [In Rowena Robinson (ed.) Sociology of Religion in India. New Delhi: Sage, 2004, pp. 100-121]

    Educational ventures of Christians & Muslims led to class tensions within the Christian group & between the Hindu & Christian groups.

    Associated Search Terms: Levels in depth; Christian, India; Ethnic; Identity; Islam, India; Minority; Social construction of reality; India, Uttar Pradesh State
  • Social Change and Collective Behaviour: the Revival in Eighteenth Century Ross-Shire.
    Bruce, Steve (1983)
    British Journal of Sociology 34:4: 554-572.

    Applies a non-reductive, social construction model to an Evangelical conversion movement in 19th century Ross-shire, Scotland.

    Associated Search Terms: Historical; Great Britain, Scotland, Ross-shire; Social movement; Social construction of reality; Sociology of knowledge; Evangelical, Great Britain
  • The "Cult Problem" in Five Countries: The Social Construction of Religious Controversy.
    Beckford, James A. (1983)
    In Eileen Barker (ed.), Of Gods and Men. New Religious Movements in the West. Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press, pp. 195-214.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Social construction of reality; Great Britain; Germany, West; United States; Japan; Conflict; Anti-cult movement; France
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