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  • An Information Technology Surrogate for Religion.
    Bainbridge, William Sims (2014)
    Nw York: Palgrave Macmillan.

    Associated Search Terms: Ancestor; Surrogate for religion; Virtual religion
  • Secularisation and Nationalism: A Critical Review.
    Santiago, José (2012)
    Social Compass 59:1: 3-20.

    Review of the literature on nationalism as a surrogate for religion. Finds the theories confound function & cause; nations do not need ucltural integration. Nationalism does not lead to ndividual immortality but social immortlaity & hence is unlike religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Integration (social); Civil religion; Durkheim, Émile; Integration (national); Nationalism; Political religion; Surrogate for religion; Functionalism; Secularization
  • On the Possibility of Naturalistic Religions.
    Makrides, Vasilios N. (2002)
    In Edward I. Bailey (ed.) The Secular Quest for Meaning in Life. Denton Papers in Implicit Religion. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 149-174.

    Associated Search Terms: Surrogate for religion
  • New Religious Movements and Youth Culture in Great Britain.
    York, Michael (1999)
    In Luigi Tomasi (ed.) Alternative Religions among European Youth. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 83-90.

    Sees rave culture as a shamanistic phenomenon.

    Associated Search Terms: Dance; Surrogate for religion; Shamanism; Youth; Great Britain; New age
  • Ecstasy as 'This-Worldly Path to Salvation': The Techno Youth Scene as a Proto-religious Collective.
    Corsten, Michael (1999)
    In Luigi Tomasi (ed.) Alternative Religions among European Youth. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 91-124.

    Based on 1996-97 interviews with 62 insiders in the Techno Scene (dance) in Berlin.

    Associated Search Terms: Surrogate for religion; Dance; Scene; Life cycle; Music; Germany, Berlin; Experiential dimension; Youth
  • Star Trek Fandom as a Religious Phenomenon.
    Jindra, Michael (1994)
    Sociology of Religion 55:1: 27-51.

    Sees the Star Trek fan phenomenon assuming the form of a quasi-religious sect.

    Associated Search Terms: Sect; Media; Surrogate for religion; Quasi-religion
  • La Religion pour Mémoire./Religion as a Chain of Memory, tr. Simon Lee.
    Hervieu-Léger, Daničle (1993)
    Paris: Cerf./New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2000.

    Uses a functional definition of religion to examine the alleged secularization of France.

    Associated Search Terms: Implicit religion; Sociology of religion, France; Tradition; Definition of religion; Collective memory; France; Utopian; Secularization; Sacred; Surrogate for religion; Modernity
  • Religion and Radical Labor Unionism: American States in the 1920's.
    Christiano, Kevin J. (1988)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 27:3: 378-388.

    Associated Search Terms: Labor; United States; Surrogate for religion
  • Parapsychology as a religious surrogate.
    Carlton, Eric (1987)
    Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 54:807: 130-138.

    Associated Search Terms: Paranormal; Parapsychology; Surrogate for religion
  • Quasi-Religious Meaning Systems, Official Religion, and Quality of Life in an Alternative Lifestyle: A Survey from the Back-to-the-Land Movement.
    Brinkerhoff, Merlin B., and Jeffrey C. Jacob (1987)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 26:1: 63-80.

    Analyzes 1983 questionnaire data from a magazine subscriber list.

    Associated Search Terms: Quality of life; Surrogate for religion; Counterculture; Quasi-religion
  • Sécularisation et religions politiques.
    Sironneau, Jean-Pierre (1982)
    The Hague: Mouton.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Surrogate for religion; Politics
  • Les rites de passage dans les pays socialistes de l'Europe de l'Est.
    Tomka, Miklós (1982)
    Social Compass 29:2/3: 135-152.

    Socialist family ceremonies are intended as substitutes for religious rites.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Europe, eastern; Ritual; Surrogate for religion; Atheist, Europe
  • The Notion of Functional Equivalence with Special Regard to its Usage in Empirical Sociology of Religion.
    Grönblom, Gunnar, and Jörgen Thorgaard (1981)
    Annual Review of the Social Sciences of Religion 5: 133-165.

    Associated Search Terms: Functionalism; Surrogate for religion
  • The Dilemmas of Contemporary Religion.
    Martin, David (1978)
    New York: St. Martin's.

    Associated Search Terms: Surrogate for religion; Secularization; Marxism
  • Astrology and Marginality.
    Wuthnow, Robert (1976)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 15:2: 157-168.

    Analyzes 1973 questionnaire data from the San Francisco Bay Area.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California, San Francisco Bay Area; Surrogate for religion; Astrology; Marginality
  • Football as a 'Surrogate' Religion?
    Coles, Robert W. (1975)
    In Michel Hill (ed.), A Sociological Yearbook of Religion in Britain 8. London: SCM Press, pp. 61-77.

    Associated Search Terms: Surrogate for religion
  • Religion and Anti-Religion: Experience of a Transition.
    Krejci, Jaroslav (1975)
    Sociological Analysis 36:2: 108-124.

    Examines the confrontation of Marxist-Lenninism & Christianity in Czechoslovakia during the Communist era.

    Associated Search Terms: Marxism; Czechoslovakia; Surrogate for religion; Secularization
  • Political Radicalism and Religion: Competitors for Commitment.
    Cheal, David J. (1975)
    Social Compass 22:3: 245-260.

    Analyzes data from Birmingham, England.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, Great Britain; Commitment; Great Britain, Birmingham; Atheist, Great Britain; Surrogate for religion
  • Soviet Civil Ceremonies.
    McDowell, Jennifer (1974)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 13:3: 265-279.

    General overview of public & private Soviet ceremonies; observes their widespread success, often as competitors of religious rituals, with the exception of funeral ceremonials.

    Associated Search Terms: Soviet Union; Surrogate for religion; Death; Ritual
  • The Religious Nature of Russian Marxism.
    Zeldin, Mary-Barbara (1969)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 8:1: 100-111.

    Discussion based on descriptive definitions; concludes Christian-Marxist dialogue is impossible.

    Associated Search Terms: Surrogate for religion; Marxism; Definition of religion
  • Secularism as the Common Religion of a Free Society.
    Kallen, Horace M. (1965)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 4:4: 145-151.

    Associated Search Terms: Surrogate for religion; Secularism
  • Totalitarianism as political religion.
    Gurian, Waldemar (1954)
    In Carl J. Friedrich (ed.), Totalitarianism. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, pp. 119-129.

    Associated Search Terms: Political religion; Surrogate for religion; Politics
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