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  • 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
  • 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
  • Religion and Social Problems. Individual and Institutional Responses.
    Pessi, Anne Birgitta (2009)
    In Peter B. Clarke (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 942-961.

    Associated Search Terms: Happiness; Social problem
  • 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
  • The theoretical framing of a social problem: The case of societal reaction to cults in Israel.
    Cavaglion, Gabriel (2008)
    Israel Affairs 14:1: 84-102.

    Associated Search Terms: Social problem; Anti-cult movement; Israel
  • Linking Research and Social Action: Violence, Religion and the Family.
    Nason-Clark, Nancy (2005)
    Review of Religious Research 46:3: 221-234.

    Associated Search Terms: Applied; Social problem; Family; Violence
  • 'Brainwashing' Theories in European Parliamentary and Administrative Reports on 'Cults' and 'Sects.'
    Richardson, James T., and Massimo Introvigne (2001)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40:2: 143-168. Comments pp. 169-180. Reply 181-185. [Also in James T. Richardson (ed.) Regulating Religion. Case Studies from Around the Globe. New York: Klewer Academic/Plenum, 2004, pp. 151-178]

    Reviews European governmental reports on new religions; the reports incorporate concepts of brainwashing & mind control, concepts that lead to unjustified policy recommendations.

    Associated Search Terms: Anti-cult movement; Brainwashing; New religions; Social problem; Europe
  • Narratives of Sexual Danger. A Comparative Perspective on the Emergence of the Clergy Sexual Violation Scandal.
    Bromley, David G., and Clinton H. Cress (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. 39-68.

    Places the narratives of male clergy malfeasance in the context of claims made against other kinds of male abuse of women & children.

    Associated Search Terms: Social problem; Contractual social relations; Clergy malfeasance
  • Urban Problems and Policy: An Anglican Case Study.
    Howes, Graham (1998)
    Social Compass 45:1: 43-55.

    Associated Search Terms: Social problem; Urban; Church of England
  • 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
  • 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 Sociology of Religion and Social Problems.
    Beckford, James A. (1990)
    Sociological Analysis 51:1: 1-14.

    Religion may become increasingly involved in the defining of social problems; it may itself be one, given its capacity to develop autonomous logics & processes.

    Associated Search Terms: Social problem; Autonomization
  • The Construction of Satanism as a Social Problem in Canada.
    Lippert, Randy (1990)
    Canadian Journal of Sociology 15: 417-439. [Also in Lorne L. Dawson (ed.) Cults in Context. Readings in the study of New Religious Movements (Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press, 1996), pp. 263-286]

    Associated Search Terms: Canada; Satanist, Canada; Social problem
  • Religious Rights as a Social Problem in Israel.
    Tabory, Ephraim (1981)
    Israel Yearbook on Human Rights 11: 256-271.

    Associated Search Terms: Social problem; Israel
  • Religion and the Construction of Social Problems.
    Hadden, Jeffrey K. (1980)
    Sociological Analysis 41:2: 99-108. [Also in Jeffrey K. Hadden and Theodore E. Long (eds.), Religion and Religiosity in America. Studies in Honor of Joseph H. Fichter (New York: Crossroad, 1983), pp. 17-30]

    Associated Search Terms: Social problem
  • The Attitudes of the Norwegian Lutheran Church of America towards Social and Economic Problems.
    Anderson, Odin Waldemar (1938)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

    Associated Search Terms: Norwegian Lutheran Church in America; Social problem
  • The Social Problem of the Church in South Dakota.
    Kumlien, Wendell Frichiof (1935)
    Brookings, South Dakota:Agricutlural Exprimentation Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts.

    Associated Search Terms: Social problem; United States, South Dakota
  • Rural Social Organization.
    Earp, Edwin Lee (1921)
    New York: Abingdon.

    Associated Search Terms: Christian sociology; Rural; Social problem
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