Citations
Citations are taken from the Sociology of Religion Searchable Bibliographic Database, created and updated by Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame; University of Texas at San Antonio). The ARDA is not responsible for content or typographical errors.
  • Reconciliation and the Secular.
    Colorado, Carlos (2020)
    Social Compass 67:1: 72-85.

    The model of open secularism posited by Jocelyn Maclure and Charles Taylor allows space for religion as a fundamental component of secular democratic order and participation, central to processes of Reconciliation in Canada.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada; Secularism
  • Secularization theories in the twenty-first century: Ideas, evidence, and problems.
    Stolz, Jörg (2020)
    Social Compass 67:2: 282-308.

    Quantitative secularization research has shown how religion and religiosity are connected to insecurity, education, socialization, secular transition, secular competition, pluralism, and regulation. Comments by François Gauthier, pp. 309-314; David Voas, pp. 323-329; Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme, pp. 330-336. Reply by Stolz, pp. 337-346.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization
  • La sécularisation de la laïcité organisée en Belgique. Discours et engagements du Centre d’action laïque (1999–2019)
    Koussens, David (2020)
    Social Compass 67:2: 206-220.

    The writings of the Centre d’action laïque in Belgium has expanded beyond opposition to clericalism & religion, so that even its purpose has been secularized.

    Associated Search Terms: Anticlericalism; Secularism; Laïcité; Belgium
  • Religion and counter-state nationalism in Catalonia
    Astor, Avi (2020)
    Social Compass 67:2: 159-176.

    The traditional centrality of Catholicism to Spanish identity & historical proximity of the Church to repressive political regimes damaged the image of Catholic institutions & accelerated secularization in Catalonia.

    Associated Search Terms: Spain, Catalonia; Catholic, Spain; Identity, national; Secularization
  • L’Église, la femme et l’affect : récits sur la désirabilité du modèle laïc au Québec ou comment fabriquer un projet politique en contexte séculier?
    Mossière, Géraldine (2020)
    Social Compass 67:1: 29-44.

    Based on life histories of Quebecois Canadians of the "baby boom" generation, whose biographies were interwoven with major changes in Quebec society & culture..

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Generations; Life histories; Secularization; Catholic, Canada; Canada, Quebec; Feminism
  • "God wants spiritual fruits not religious nuts": Spirituality as a middle way between religion and secularism at the Marian shrine of Fátima.
    Fedele, Anna (2020)
    In A. FEdele and K. Knibbe (eds.) Secular Societies, Spiritual Selves. London: Routledge, pp. 166-183.

    Based on life histories of Quebecois Canadians of the "baby boom" generation, whose biographies were interwoven with major changes in Quebec society & culture..


    Associated Search Terms: Spirituality; Shrine; Portugal, Fatima; Marian
  • Religiosity, secular participation, and cultural socialization: A case study of the 1933-1942 urban English cohort.
    McAndrew, Siobhan, and Lindsay Richards (2020)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 59:2: 247-268.

    Increased secular competition is found to be associated with less active religiosity. These trends were underpinned by an ethic of increasing autonomy for the young.

    Associated Search Terms: Socialization; Competition; Great Britain, England; Autonomy
  • Is yoga a girl’s thing ? A case study on working class man doing yoga in jail.
    Griera, Mar (2020)
    In Anna Fedele and Kim Knibbe (eds.) Secular Societies, Spiritual Selves. London: Routledge.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender; Yoga
  • Gendering the spritual marketplace: Public, private and in-between.
    Zwissler, Laurel (2020)
    In Anna Fedele and Kim Knibbe (eds.) Secular Societies, Spiritual Selves. London: Routledge.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender
  • Open secularism and the RCMP turban debate.
    Mann, Richard (2020)
    Social Compass 67:1: 18-28.

    Focuses on a controversy over the first Sikh Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer who was allowed to wear a turban.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada; Clothing; State; Sikh, Canada
  • Regulating Difference: Religious Diversity and Nationhood in the Secular West.
    Burchardt, Marian (2020)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

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    Associated Search Terms: Regulation; Pluralism; Identity, national
  • L'angle mort de la "laïcité ouverte": les processus de navigation et négociations dans le vécu religieux au Canada.
    Selby, Jennifer A., Lori G. Beaman, and Amélie Barrass (2020)
    Social Compass 67:1: 45-58.

    Critique of the "open secularity" vs. "closed secularity" types, the latter tolerating religions historically present & the former allowing as well for new & newly arrived religions. The approach does not reveal the power asymmetries at work in dealing with minority religions.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada; Laïcité; Tolerance
  • La spiritualité comme terrain d’entente entre la religion et le sécularisme : une approche ethnographique.
    Fedele, Anna (2020)
    Social Compass 67:2: 177-190.

    Based on life histories & follow-up interviews in France, Italy, Portugal, & Spain. Spirituality represents a safe middle ground between religion and secularism. It allows embracing secular values without renouncing religion, especially when discussing gender and sexuality..

    Associated Search Terms: Life histories; Spirituality
  • Religion, sexual ethics, and the politics of belonging: Young Muslims and Christians in the Netherlands
    Beekers, Daan, and Lieke L Schrijvers (2020)
    Social Compass 67:1: 137-156

    Young Dutch Muslims saw sexual ethics within a framework of the pious life while young Dutch Evangelicals placed sexual ethics in a critique of secular society.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, Netherlands; Evangelical, Netherlands; Comparative; Adolescents; Sexual attitudes; Netherlands
  • Measuring long-term patterns of political secularization and desecularization: Did they happen or not?
    Brown, Davis (2019)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 58:3: 570-590.

    Finds secularization characterizes the 19th century & peaking in the 1970s-80s, but little support for desecularization.

    Associated Search Terms: Desecularization; Secularization
  • Secularization, secularity, and secularism in the new millennium: Macrotheories and research.
    Stolz, Jörg, and Pascal Tanner (2019)
    Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 1–19.

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    Associated Search Terms: Secularization
  • Bringing the state back in secularization: The development of laïcité in the French Third Republic (1875-1905).
    Peker, Efe (2019)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 58:4: 813-832.

    Identifies class political coalitions in the French Third Republic, where competition between royalist Catholic & secular Radicals led to the 1905 settlement excluding religion from other institutions.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, France; Class; Education; France; Historical; Laïcité; Politics, France; Regulation; Secularization; State formation
  • Gender: Religion, secularism, and women’s empowerment.
    Knibbe, Kim, and Brenda Bartelink (2019)
    In B. Schewel and K.E. Wilson (eds.) Religion and European Society: A Primer. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 125-141.

    Identifies class political coalitions in the French Third Republic, where competition between royalist Catholic & secular Radicals led to the 1905 settlement excluding religion from other institutions.


    Associated Search Terms: Women; Power; Secularism
  • Religiosity and aging: Age and cohort effects and their implications for the future of religious values in high-income OECD countries.
    Shulgin, Sergey, Julia Zinkina, and Adnrey Korotayev (2019)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 58:3: 591-603.

    analyzes 1981-2014 World Values Survey data; age effects more than cohort effects explain the greater religiosity of older people. This may slow down any secularization process.

    Associated Search Terms: Gerontology; Secularization; Age
  • Questions you should never ask an atheist: Towards better measures of nonreligion and secularity.
    Cragun, Ryan T. (2019)
    Secularism and Nonreligion 8: 1-6.

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    Associated Search Terms: Atheist; Methods
  • Education and religious decline: Evidence from the Canadian compulsory schooling laws.
    Dilmaghani, Maryam (2019)
    Education Economics 27:3: 287–307.

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    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Education
  • Trajectories of (non)belief in the scientific community: The case of Polish and Ukrainian natural scientists.
    Roginska, Maria (2019)
    Review of Religious Research 61:4: 389-409.

    Based on 2013-15 interviews with physicists & biologists in Poland & Ukraine. Describes typical influences of family, school, & University. Experiences in secondary & undergraduate educational settings were more important than science per se in determining (non)belief. There were differences between the Polish & Ukrainian contexts.

    Associated Search Terms: Life histories; Poland; Scientist; Secularization; Ukraine
  • From religious to secular place-making: How does the secular matter for religious place construction in the local?
    Berg, Anna Lea (2019)
    Social Compass 66:1: 35-48.

    Rather than treating the secular as a void into which the sacred is inserted, its agents contest sacralization. Based on 2014 field work in Montrueil, a working class city east of Paris, the secular officials required Islam to unify as one "religion" to build a mosque while difficulties were created for Evangelicals, who were "sects."

    Associated Search Terms: France, Montrueil; Urban; Laïcité; Space; Islam, France; Evangelical, France
  • Christian America? Secularized Evangelical discourse and the boundaries of national belonging.
    Delehanty, Jack, Penny Edgell, and Evan Stewart (2019)
    Social Forces 97:3: 1283-1306.

    Analyzes U.S.A. survey data; most Americans favor secular discourse that arises out of Evangelical discourse concerning American identity, though some are opposed.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Identity, national; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Discourse; Boundary maintenance
  • Selection versus socialization? Interrogating the sources of secularity inglobal science.
    Bolger, Daniel, Robert A. Thomson, Jr., and Elaine Howard Ecklund (2019)
    Sociological Perspectives 62:4: 518-537.

    We find some support for work suggesting that scientific training is secularizing. Yet we also show that, across national contexts, the nonreligious disproportionately select into scientific careers. Furthermore, we find that scientists tend not to identify science as the primary factor in their own religious transitions.

    Associated Search Terms: Scientist
  • One to serve them all. The growthof chaplaincy in public institutions in Denmark.
    Kühle, Lene, and Henrik Reintoft Christensen (2019)
    Social Compass 66:2: 182-197.

    There are numerous interactions between the religious & the secular in secular Denmark. The state shapes the religious landscape by requiring specialist chaplains.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, Denmark; Denmark; Chaplain
  • Mapping religion's other: A review of the study of nonreligion and secularity.
    Smith, Jesse M., and Ryan T. Cragun (2019)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 58:2: 319-335.

    Review of the literature, focusing on the mid-2000s & after.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist
  • Secularity and irreligion in cross-national context: A nonlinear approach.
    Kasselstrand, Isabella (2019)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 58:3: 626-642.

    Analyzes survey data from multiple sources on nations' % non-belief in God, % lacking any trust in religious organizations, & % self-defined atheists.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist
  • The Twentysomething Soul: Understanding the Religious and Secular Lives of American Young Adults.
    Clydesdale, Timothy T., and Kathleen Garces-Foley (2019)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Analyzes survey data from multiple sources on nations' % non-belief in God, % lacking any trust in religious organizations, & % self-defined atheists.


    Associated Search Terms: Young adults
  • Unorganized atheism and the secular movement: Reddit as a site for studying "lived atheism."
    Lundmark, Evelina, and Stephen LeDrew (2019)
    Social Compass 66:1: 112-129.

    Discourse on an atheist online forum resembles those in formal atheist organizations.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist; Discourse; Internet
  • French and German teenagers in multicultural cities: Religious indifference as a paradox of secular societies.
    Michon, Bruno (2019)
    Social Compass 66:1: 94-111.

    Based on 2006-09 interviews with secondary students in France & Germany. Develops a typology of indifference.

    Associated Search Terms: Europe, western; Pluralism; Students, secondary; Indifference
  • Religious urbanism in Singapore: Competition, commercialism and compromise in the search for space.
    Woods, Orlando (2019)
    Social Compass 66:1: 24-34.

    The dense settlement pattern of Singapore forces religious organizations there to compete for space, sometimes resulting in mixed sacred & secular uses a some spaces.

    Associated Search Terms: Space; Singapore; Urban; Competition; Sacred/profane
  • Cooperation and contestation at a shared sacred site: The Lingsar Festival on Lombok Indonesia.
    Gottowik, Volker (2019)
    Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion 10. Leiden: Brill, pp. 49-69.

    Hindu & Muslim shared festival on a largely Muslim island, providing a rare sign of social unity now under pressure to become secular.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, Indonesia; Indonesia, Lombok; Interfaith dialogue; Feast; Hindu, Indonesia
  • Discussing the de-secular online: Legitimization and resistance to the political engagement of the Moscow Patriarchate in the Russian blogosphere
    Grishaeva, Ekaterina (2019)
    Social Compass 66:4: 488-504.

    Analyzes blog posts concerning the desecularization of Russia & the relationship between the Russian Orthodox Church and politics.

    Associated Search Terms: Russian Orthodox, Russia; Internet; Politics, Russia; Desecularization
  • Spiritism as a target of "annihilation"--conceptual clarification and exemplification of a rhetorical strategy.
    Usarski, Frank (2019)
    Social Compass 66:2: 211-223.

    Describes the rhetorical strategy of doing away with a target by socially constructing it. Gives the example of the 1890-1940 campaign by secular Brazilian authorities against Spiritism, led by physicians.

    Associated Search Terms: Brazil; Discourse; Kardecist; Social construction of reality; Spiritism
  • Religious right, religious left, both, or neither? Understanding religio-political identification.
    McCarthy, Angela F., Laura R. Olson, and James C. Garand (2019)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 58:3: 547-569.

    Analyzes 2013 survey data from non-secular Americans. Evangelical Protestants identify with the religious right. People with friendships in a religious identity group identify with the political left or right.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.
  • Islam, ethnicity and the state: Contested spaces of legitimacy and power in the Kurdish-Turkish public sphere.
    Al, Serhun (2019)
    Southeast European and Black Sea Studies 19:1: 119-137.

    The pro-Kurdish nationalist movement in Turkey was built on the right to self-determination from Marxist-Leninist ideology for the insurgent Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the early 1980s & ethnic minority rights for the secular-leftist parties in the '90s. In the 2000s,the PKK & the pro-Kurdish legal parties became tolerant & inclusive toward Islamic Kurdish identity

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, Turkey; Kurdish Turks; Legitimation; Power; Turkey
  • Post-secularity and Australian Catholics.
    Dixon, Robert E. (2018)
    In Anthony Maher (ed.) Faith and the Political in a Post-Secular Age. Bayswater, Victoria: Coventry Press, pp. 50–71.

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    Associated Search Terms: Australia; Catholic, Australia; Post-secular
  • Elitist by Default? Interaction Dynamics and the Inclusiveness of Secularization in Turkish Literary Milieus.
    Büyükokutan, Baris (2018)
    American Journal of Sociology 123:5: 1249-1295.

    The secularization of poetry in Turkey, unlike most non-western secularization processes, was not elitist.

    Associated Search Terms: Literature; Network; Secularization; Turkey
  • Divergent global roads to secularization and religious pluralism.
    Casanova, José V. (2018)
    Social Compass 65:2: 187-198.

    In continental Western Europe modernization & urbanization came with drastic secularization & limited religious pluralism; elsewhere modernization & urbanization have led to religious pluralism with limited secularization. In the present global era, the 2 dynamics intertwin & interrelate.

    Associated Search Terms: Urbanization; Secularization; Pluralism; Modernization; Globalization
  • Secularization and attribution: How mainline Protestant clergy and congregants explain church growth and decline.
    Flatt, Kevin N., D. Millard Haskell, and Stephanie Burgoyne (2018)
    Sociology of Religion 79:1: 78-107.

    Based on a small survey; suggests varying reasons given for growth or decline in congregation membership point to secularization.

    Associated Search Terms: Attribution theory; Canada, Ontario; Protestant, Canada; Secularization
  • Secularization, deprivatization, or religious complexity?
    Furseth, Inger (2018)
    In Inger Furseth (ed.) Religious complexity in the public sphere. Cham: Macmillan, pp. 291–312.

    Based on a small survey; suggests varying reasons given for growth or decline in congregation membership point to secularization.


    Associated Search Terms: Pluralism; Privatization; Secularization
  • Secular Beats Spiritrual. The Westernization of the Easternization of the West.
    Bruce, Steve (2018)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on a small survey; suggests varying reasons given for growth or decline in congregation membership point to secularization.



    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Spirituality
  • Why God has left the Netherlands: Explanations for the decline of institutional Christianity in the Netherlands between 1966 and 2015.
    Kregting, Joris, Peer Scheepers, Paul Vermeer, and Chris Hermans (2018)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 57:1: 58-79.

    Analyzes 1966-2012 survey data from native-born Dutch adults; education & absence of Christian socialization led to secularization.

    Associated Search Terms: Netherlands; Modernization; Secularization; Individualism
  • One step up and two steps back? The Italian debate on secularization, heteronormativy and LGBTQ citizenship.
    Bellè, Elisa, Caterina Peroni, and Elisa Rapetti (2018)
    Social Compass 65:5: 591-607.

    Discourse analysis of 2 demonstrations in Rome, June 2015--one by a conservative Catholic group and one by a gay pride group.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Italy; Homosexuality; Discourse analysis
  • "Ashes to Ashes...": Could the recent evolution of the cremation practice in Italy be interpreted as an indication of secularisation?
    Breschi, Marco, Gabriele Ruiu, and Marco Francini (2018)
    Review of Religious Research 60:4: 519-533.

    Examines Italian data on cremation, vs. inhumation. Though the Roman Catholic Church no longer prohibits cremation, it favors inhumation. The increase in cremation may reflect secularization.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Italy; Funeral; Italy; Secularization
  • Postsecular Catholicism. Relevance and Renewal.
    Dillon, Michele (2018)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Interprets trends in papal & other Vatican discourse, especially on moral issues, & U.S. Catholicism in terms of secular engagement & religious commitment, or tension between the two.

    Associated Search Terms: Post-secular; Moral; Habermas, Jürgen; Freedom; Catholic; Dialectic; Catholic, U.S.A.; Discourse
  • Catholic commitment around the globe: A 52-country analysis.
    Conway, Brian, and Bram Spruyt (2018)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 57:2: 276-299.

    Analyzes European Values Survey & World Values Survey data. Catholicism is eroded by modern society & by security, & affected by historical legacies.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic; Modernity; Secularization
  • Comment notre monde a cessé d'être chrétien. Anatomie d'un effondrement.
    Cuchet, Guillaume (2018)
    Paris: Seuil.

    Analyzes European Values Survey & World Values Survey data. Catholicism is eroded by modern society & by security, & affected by historical legacies.


    Associated Search Terms: Catholic; Change; Secularization
  • Even intense religiosity is declining in the United States: Comment.
    Voas, David, and Mark Chaves (2018)
    Sociological Science 5: 694-710.

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    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; United States
  • The surprising predictable decline of religion in the United States.
    Brauer, Simon (2018)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 57:4: 654-675.

    Analyzes 2006 European Social Survey & 1998 & 2000 U.S. General Social Survey data. Uses David Voas's model of self-reinforcing religious decline in Europe to interpret USA data, with the latter resembling an early stage.

    Associated Search Terms: Comparative; Europe; Generations; Secularization; United States
  • Shifts in religiosity across cohorts in Europe: A multilevel and multidimensional analysis based on the European Values Study.
    Molteni, Francesco and Ferruccio Biolcati (2018)
    Social Compass 65:3: 413-432.

    Practice in Europe is in decline, but belief and self-definition as religious are not.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Change; Dimensions of religiosity; Individualism; Practice; Religiosity; Secularization; Europe
  • Religiosity, secularity and fertility in Canada.
    Dilmaghani, Maryam (2018)
    European Journal of Population, DOI: 10.1007/s1680-018-9487-z,

    Practice in Europe is in decline, but belief and self-definition as religious are not.


    Associated Search Terms: Canada; Fertility
  • Where men appear more religious than women: Turning a gender lens on religion in Israel.
    Schnabel, Landon, Conrad Hackett, and David McClendon (2018)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 57:1: 80-94.

    Analyzes 2014-15 interview data from adults in Israel. Jewish non-secular men were more religious than Jewish non-secular women.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender; Israel; Jewish, Israel; Religiosity
  • Canadian religious trends: Secularization, polarization, or free-rider exclusion?
    Dilmaghani, Maryam (2018)
    Social Compass 65:5: 626-649.

    Analyzes 1985-2011 Canadian General Social Survey data; notes geographical differences in unaffiliation rates and religiosity; proposes a quantitative measure of polarization; suggests free-rider exclusion as an explanation. Those who are religious in low-religiosity regions in the West of Canada tend to be intensely religious.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada; Membership; Regionalism; Religiosity
  • Putting politics first: The impact of politics on American religious and secular orientations.
    Campbell, David E., Geoffrey C. Layman, John C Green, and Nathanael G. Sumaktoyo (2018)
    American Journal of Political Science 62:3: 551-565.

    Analyzes 1985-2011 Canadian General Social Survey data; notes geographical differences in unaffiliation rates and religiosity; proposes a quantitative measure of polarization; suggests free-rider exclusion as an explanation. Those who are religious in low-religiosity regions in the West of Canada tend to be intensely religious.


    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.
  • Secularism and liberalism in contemporary Argentia: Neoliberal responses, initiatives, and criticisms of Pope Francis.
    Semán, Pablo, Nicolás Viotti, and Mari-Sol García Somoza (2018)
    Social Compass 65:4: 516-533.

    The non-conservative positions of the Argentine Pope, Francis, have led the political right in Argentina to distance itself from Catholicism and promote a laicist position.

    Associated Search Terms: Pope; Politics, Argentina; Laïcité; State; Catholic, Argentina; Argentina; Change
  • Whose moral community? Religiosity, secularity and self-rated health across religious contexts.
    Stroope, Samuel, and Joseph O. Baker (2018)
    Journal of Health and Social Behavior 29:2: 185-199.

    The non-conservative positions of the Argentine Pope, Francis, have led the political right in Argentina to distance itself from Catholicism and promote a laicist position.


    Associated Search Terms: Health; Moral community
  • Religious America and secular European courts, or vice-versa? A study of institutional cross-pollination.
    Fokas, Effie (2018)
    In Titus Hjelm (ed.) Peter Beerger and the Sociology of Religion: 50 Years after The sacred Canopy. London: Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 135-155.

    The non-conservative positions of the Argentine Pope, Francis, have led the political right in Argentina to distance itself from Catholicism and promote a laicist position.



    Associated Search Terms: Law; Comparative
  • Zones grises. Diversité religieuse et pouvoir en institution.
    Becci, Irene (2018)
    Social Compass 65:2: 199-214.

    Ambiguities of the religious in secular total institutions allows for uninstitutionalized exertions of power & resistance to power. Refers to some 2017 survey data from Swiss prisons.

    Associated Search Terms: Total institution; Power; Switzerland; Penology; Pluralism
  • Cultural authority in comparative context: A multilevel analysis of trust in science and religion.
    O'Brien, Timothy L., and Shiri Noy (2018)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 57:3: 495-513.

    Analyzes 2008 International Social Survey program data. Using nations as context variables, finds individuals' trust in science & in religion inversely related, especially in secular societies.

    Associated Search Terms: Contextual effects; Science
  • Ambiguous Sacred: Between Religion and Spirituality.
    Blasi, Anthony J., Olga Breskaya, and Giuseppe Giordan (2018)
    Sociologia. Rivista quadrimestrale di Scienze Storiche e Sociali 52:2: 82-87.

    Explores the sacred as Rudolf Otto understood it, sacred things as Emile Durkheim understood them, & the tension between sacred & secular as Georg Simmel analyzed it. The last of these turn up in contemporary discussions of spirituality.

    Associated Search Terms: Definition of religion; Spirituality; Simmel, Georg; Durkheim, Émile; Otto, Rudolf; Sacred
  • Pánico moral y de género en México y Brasil: rituales jurídicos y sociales de la política evangélica para deshabilitar los principios de un estado laico.
    Bárcenas Barajas, Karina Berenice (2018)
    Religião & Sociedade 38:2: 85–118.

    Legal rituals & social policies of Evangelical politics intend to halt progress in the construction of a secular state. Compares Mexico & Brazil in terms of the great challenges that in each country have unleashed a moral panic associated with the risks & threats that neoconservative groups have built around the “gender ideology”.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, Mexico; Brazil; Evangelical, Brazil; Evangelical, Mexico; Gender; Mexico; Moral panic; Politics, Brazil
  • Understanding Americans' abortion attitudes: The role of the local religious context.
    Adamczyk, Amy, and Margrét Valdimarsdóttir (2018)
    Social Science Research 71: 129-144.

    As the level of county religious engagement rises, religious & secular residents alike develop more conservative attitudes. Conversely, as the county Catholic rate increases, moderate & liberal Protestants become more prochoice. While the county conservative Protestant rate has no influence on residents' attitudes, it is the only religious contextual measure that shapes the likelihood that a county has an abortion clinic.

    Associated Search Terms: Abortion; Contextual effects
  • Elements of a theory of religious-secular competition.
    Stolz, Jörg, and Pascal Tanner (2017)
    Política & Sociedade (Florianopolis) 16: 295–323.

    individuals in many societies may choose between religious and secular options, creating a situation of competition between religious and secular institutions.

    Associated Search Terms: Competition; Secularization
  • Secular living: Many paths, many meanings.
    Smith, Jesse M. (2017)
    In Phil Zuckerman and John Shook (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Secularism. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 515-532.

    individuals in many societies may choose between religious and secular options, creating a situation of competition between religious and secular institutions.


    Associated Search Terms: Secularism
  • The post-secular: Paradigm shift or provocation?
    Fordahl, Clayton (2017)
    European Journal of Social Theory 20:4: 550-568.

    Notes a change from secularization in sociological theories of religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Post-secular; Sociology of religion; Theory
  • Communal secularity: Congregational work at the Sunday Assembly.
    Smith, Jesse M. (2017)
    In Ryan T. Cragun, Christel J. Manning, and Lori L. Fazzino (eds.) Organized Secularism in the Untied States: New Directions in Research, Religion and its Others. Berlin: DeGruyter,pp. 151-170.

    Notes a change from secularization in sociological theories of religion.


    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Secularism
  • The lived religion approach in the sociology of religion and its implications for secular feminist analyses of religion.
    Nyhagen, Line (2017)
    Social Compass 64:4: 495-511.

    The lived religion approach in the sociology of religion furthers the recognition of women's agency in a "soft secular feminist" stance.

    Associated Search Terms: Agency; Feminist theory; Lived religion; Secularism
  • Secularization in the Long 1960s. Numerating Religion in Britain.
    Field, Clive D. (2017)
    Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    The work engages with, and largely refutes, Callum G. Brown's influential assertion that Britain experienced 'revolutionary' secularization in the 1960s, which was highly gendered in nature, and with 1963 the major tipping-point. Instead, a more nuanced picture emerges with some religious indicators in crisis, others continuing on an existing downward trajectory, and yet others remaining stable.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain; Secularization
  • Recasting secular thinking for emancipatory feminist practice.
    Reilly, Niamh (2017)
    Social Compass 64:4: 481-494.

    Secularism has become oppressive toward minority women in Europe while religion sometimes serves emancipatory purposes. The Musawah Framework for Action, advanced by the Malaysian group, Sisters in Islam, provides an example how this can be so.

    Associated Search Terms: Sisters in Islam; Women; Secularism; Prejudice, sexism; Feminism; Islam, Malaysia; Malaysia
  • The Secular Landscape: The Decline of Religion in America.
    McCaffree, Kevin (2017)
    New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

    Secularism has become oppressive toward minority women in Europe while religion sometimes serves emancipatory purposes. The Musawah Framework for Action, advanced by the Malaysian group, Sisters in Islam, provides an example how this can be so.


    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; United States
  • Reviving the civil religious tradition.
    Gorski, Philip S. (2017)
    In Ruth Braunstein, Todd Nicholas Fuist, and Rhys H. Williams (eds.) Religion and Progressive Activism. New Stories about Faith and Politics. New York: New York University Press, pp. 271-288.

    Favors civil religion over religious nationalism & radical secularism.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil religion; Nationalism; Secularism
  • Can the secular be the object of belief and belonging? The Sunday Assembly.
    Smith, Jesse M. (2017)
    Qualitative Sociology 40:1: 83-109.

    Favors civil religion over religious nationalism & radical secularism.


    Associated Search Terms: Secularism; Membership; Belief
  • Face à l’affaissement du scenario politique: Parcours de redéfinition du catholicisme en Italie.
    Abbruzzese, Salvatore (2017)
    Social Compass 64:2: 151-166.

    Traces the changes in Italian secularization--from religion vs. modernity, to compromise, to religion in modernity.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Politics, Italy; Moral; Italy; Catholic, Italy; Change
  • Faithful to Secularism. The Religious Politics of Democracy in Ireland, Senegal, and the Philippines.
    Buckley, David T. (2017)
    New York: Columbia University Press.

    Traces the changes in Italian secularization--from religion vs. modernity, to compromise, to religion in modernity.


    Associated Search Terms: Politics, Ireland; Politics, Philippines; Politics, Senegal; State; Democracy; Historical; Secularism; State
  • The i-zation of Society, Religion, and Neoliberal Post-Secularism.
    Possamai, Adam (2017)
    Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan

    Argues that religions are increasingly taking on a neoliberal form; they are comprised of individual consciousness rather than collective solidarity. This implies a new definition of religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Neoliberalism; Post-secular; Rationalization; Change; Sharia; Islam, Australia; Scientology, Australia; Internet; Individualism; Australia; Definition of religion; Consumerism; Commodification; Civil religion; Capitalism; i-zation; Deterritorialization
  • Donne di poca fede? Uno sguardo diacronico sulla secolarizzazione femminile in Italia.
    Palmisano, Stefania, and Lorenzo Todesco (2017)
    Religioni e Società 32(88): 31–48.

    Argues that religions are increasingly taking on a neoliberal form; they are comprised of individual consciousness rather than collective solidarity. This implies a new definition of religion.


    Associated Search Terms: Women; Italy; Secularization
  • 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
  • Secularisation, Pentecostalism and Violence. Receptions, Rediscoveries and Rebuttals in the Sociology of Religion.
    Martin, David (2017)
    New York: Routledge.

    Overview of survey data shows a decline in private prayer.


    Associated Search Terms: Violence; Secularization; Modernization; Pentecostal
  • Does economic insecurity predict religiosity? Evidence from the European Social Survey 2002-2014.
    Storm, Ingrid (2017)
    Sociology of Religion 78:2: 146-172.

    Analyzes 2002-14 European Social Survey data. Finds an inverse relationship between religiosity & economic security.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Religiosity; Europe; Practice; Economic; Deprivation
  • Gare à l’écart! De l’importance du genre dans la religion, la spiritualité et la laïcité en Italie.
    Palmisano, Stefania, and Simone Martino (2017)
    Social Compass 64:4: 563-681.

    Examines Italian women's participation in the decline of religion in Italy, with their rejection of the Catholic Church's political stands on moral issues.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Divorce; Abortion; Politics, Italy; Secularization; Italy; Catholic, Italy; Gender; Moral
  • Alternative Sociologies of Religion: Through Non-Western Eyes.
    Spickard, James V. (2017)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Sociology of religion has been bound to western culture, as organization, belief, & morals. The Confucian perspective leads to popular or everyday religion, de-individualized. Ibn Khaldun saw religion & ethnicity as forces for solidarity beyond familism. The Navajo perspective reveals the performative nature of ritual.

    Associated Search Terms: Navajo; Khaldun, Ibn; Confucian; Solidarity; Secularization; Ritual; Popular religion; Individualism; Market model; Everyday life; Ethnic; Definition of religion; Culture; Ancestor; Theory; Sociology of religion; Familism
  • Secular tolerance? Anti-Muslim sentiment in Western Europe.
    Ribberink, Egbert, Peter Achterberg, and Dick Houtman (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:2: 259-276.

    Analyzes 2008 European Values Study data; while the more secularized nations are more tolerant of Muslims, it is the non-religious who are most intolerant in those nations.

    Associated Search Terms: Europe; Islam, Europe; Levels of inclusiveness; Prejudice, anti-Islamic; Tolerance
  • Expanding on the experiences of transgender nonreligious people: An exploratory analysis.
    Mathers, Lain A.B. (2017)
    Secularism and Nonreligion 6:1-10.

    Analyzes 2008 European Values Study data; while the more secularized nations are more tolerant of Muslims, it is the non-religious who are most intolerant in those nations.


    Associated Search Terms: Transgender; Gender; Atheist
  • Secularization, religious plurality and position: Local inter-religious cooperation in contemporary Sweden.
    Nordin, Magdalena (2017)
    Social Compass 64:3:388-403.

    Based on 2010-11 participant observation & interviews. Shows power imbalances in inter-religious cooperation. Interfaith cooperation aims at overcoming secularization.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecumenism; Pluralism; Power; Sweden
  • Straight gods, white devils: Exploring paths to non-religion in the lives of Black LGBTQ people.
    Kolysh, Simone (2017)
    Secularism and Nonreligion 6:2: 1-13.

    Based on 10 interviews with Black LGBTQ people. Overall, black LGBTQ people struggle to find acceptance of their LGBTQ identities by people closest to them and acceptance of their racial, ethnic and non-religious identities in largely white and often non-religious LGBTQ spaces.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Homosexuality
  • No one expects a transgender Jew: Religious sexual, and gendered intersections in the evaluation of religious and nonreligious others.
    Cragun, Ryan T., and J. Edward Sumerau (2017)
    Secularism and Nonreligion 6:1: 1-16.

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    Associated Search Terms: Transgender; Gender; Atheist
  • Histoire de la laïcité en France.
    Baubérot, Jean (2017)
    Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.

    France is, constitutionally, a secular Republic, & secularism is part of the "national heritage." Its history is however little known. Confronted today with globalization & the rise of communitarianisms, the notion of secularism is at the heart of current great debates.

    Associated Search Terms: France; Historical; Laïcité
  • Diffused religion: Beyond Secularization.
    Cipriani, Roberto (2017)
    New York: Palgrave Macmillan; Dordrecht: Springer.

    France is, constitutionally, a secular Republic, & secularism is part of the "national heritage." Its history is however little known. Confronted today with globalization & the rise of communitarianisms, the notion of secularism is at the heart of current great debates.


    Associated Search Terms: Non-institutional religion; Diffused religion
  • Sacralizing the secular. The ethno-fundamentalist movements.
    Pace, Enzo (2017)
    Politica & Sociedades 36: 402-427.

    France is, constitutionally, a secular Republic, & secularism is part of the "national heritage." Its history is however little known. Confronted today with globalization & the rise of communitarianisms, the notion of secularism is at the heart of current great debates.



    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; Sacralization; Ethnic; Fundamentalist
  • "What It Means to be Truly Human": The Postsecular Hack of Mindfulness.
    Arat, Alp (2017)
    Social Compass 54:2: 167-179.

    Contemporary mindfulness is not a secular detachment of meditation from religious tradition.

    Associated Search Terms: Mindfulness; Discourse; Meditation
  • Diversity as neoliberal governmentality: Towards a new sociological genealogy of religion.
    Burchardt, Marian (2017)
    Social Compass 64:2: 180-193.

    Religious diversity is a form of governmentality that is both engendered by and enables secular neocapitalist governmentality.

    Associated Search Terms: Capitalism; Diversity; Foucault, Michel; Pluralism; Modernization; Governmentality
  • Path of Belarusian secularism: Public debates on religious education.
    Breskaya, Olga (2017)
    In Anders Sjöborg and Hans-Georg Ziebertz (eds.) Religion, Education and Human Rights. Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International, pp. 31-47.

    Belarus registers only is historical religions. It does not allow the transmission of religions' knowledge in public school curricula, but voluntary sessions for religious moral development is allowed. Some poll data are included in the description.

    Associated Search Terms: State; Regulation; Education; Belarus
  • No mosque, no refugees: Some reflections on Syrian refugees and construction of religion in Canada.
    Beaman, Lori G., Jennifer A. Selby, and Amélie Barras (2017)
    In Luca Mavelli and Erin K. Wilson (eds.) The Refugee Crisis and Religion: Secularism, Security and Hospitality in Question. London: Rowman & Littlefield, pp. 77-95.

    Belarus registers only is historical religions. It does not allow the transmission of religions' knowledge in public school curricula, but voluntary sessions for religious moral development is allowed. Some poll data are included in the description.


    Associated Search Terms: Canada; Migrant; Syrian Canadians
  • Religion, difference, and indifference.
    Quack, Johannes, and Cora Schuh (2017)
    In Johannes Quack and Cora Schuh (eds.) Religious Indifference: New Perspetives from Studies on Secularization and Nonreligion. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, pp. 1-24.

    Belarus registers only is historical religions. It does not allow the transmission of religions' knowledge in public school curricula, but voluntary sessions for religious moral development is allowed. Some poll data are included in the description.



    Associated Search Terms: Indifference
  • Religious-secular polarization compared: The cases of Quebec and British Columbia.
    Wilkins-Laflamme, Sarah (2017)
    Studies in Religion 46:2: 166-185.

    Belarus registers only is historical religions. It does not allow the transmission of religions' knowledge in public school curricula, but voluntary sessions for religious moral development is allowed. Some poll data are included in the description.




    Associated Search Terms: Comparative; Canada, Quebec; Canada, British Columbia
  • From Belonging to Belief: Modern Secularisms and the Construction of Religion in Kyrgyzstan.
    McBrien, Julie (2017)
    Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press

    Belarus registers only is historical religions. It does not allow the transmission of religions' knowledge in public school curricula, but voluntary sessions for religious moral development is allowed. Some poll data are included in the description.





    Associated Search Terms: Kyrgyzstan; Islam, Kyrgyzstan
  • Producing Sacredness and Defending Secularity: Faith in the Workplace of Taiwanese Scientists.
    Di, Di, and Elaine Howard Ecklund (2017)
    Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World 3:1-15.

    Belarus registers only is historical religions. It does not allow the transmission of religions' knowledge in public school curricula, but voluntary sessions for religious moral development is allowed. Some poll data are included in the description.






    Associated Search Terms: Sacred/profane; Scientist; Taiwan; Work
  • Challenging the secualrist assumption: Religion, public policy and civil service culture.
    Lindsay, Jane (2017)
    Social Compass 64:2: 262-274.

    Based on interviews with UK civil service officials; finds not secularism but a desire for impartiality when dealing with religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain; State
  • Religious change over the generations in an extremely secular society: The case of Sweden.
    Hagevi, Magnus (2017)
    Review of Religious Research 59:4: 499-518.

    Longitudinal analysis of several Swedish surveys. Despite shrinking church attendance, interest in religion has risen among those born after 1970, the year the religious monopoly in Sweden was replaced by a competitive religious market.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Sweden
  • The effect of religiosity on life satisfaction in a secularized context: Assessing the relevance of believing and belonging.
    tenKate, Josje, Willem de Koster, and Jeroen van der Waal (2017)
    Review of Religious Research 59:2: 135-155.

    Analyzes 2009 survey data from Netherlands residents aged 14-49. Belonging rather than belief is the religious dimension that furthers life satisfaction, with a residual effect of attendance.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Belonging, sense of; Dimensions of religiosity; Life satisfaction; Netherlands; Practice
  • Assessing measures of religion and secularity with crowdsourced data from Amazon's Mechanical Turk.
    Baker, Joseph O., Jonathan P. Hill, and Nathaniel D. Porter (2017)
    In Roger Finke and Christopher D. Bader (eds.) Faithful Measures. New Methods in the Measurement of Religion. New York: New York University Press.

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    Associated Search Terms: Crowdsourced data; Methods
  • Rejecting rejection identities: Negotiating positive non-religiosity at the Sunday assembly.
    Frost, Jacqui (2017)
    In Ryan T. Cragun, Christel Manning, C, Fazzino, Lori L. (eds) Organized secularism in the United States: New directions in research. New York: De Gruyter, pp. 171–190.

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    Associated Search Terms: Atheist
  • Denmark: The still prominent role of the national church and religious traditions.
    Christensen, Henrik Reintoft (2017)
    In N. Jan, C. Sägesser, C. Schreiber, and J.P. Schreiber (eds.) Religion and Secularism in the European Union: State of Affairs and Current Debates. Brussels: Peter Lang, pp. 1-56.

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    Associated Search Terms: Denmark
  • Female Muslim subjectivity in the secular public sphere: Hijab and ritual prayer as "technologies of the self."
    Topal, Semiha (2017)
    Social Compass 64:4: 582-596.

    Based on 20 interviews in Turkey. Analyzes practices as "technologies of the self" as described by Foucault, which form, rather than merely express, an identity.

    Associated Search Terms: Clothing; Foucault, Michel; Identity; Islam, Turkey; Practice; Self; Turkey; Women
  • Organizational variation in the American nonreligious community.
    Schutz, Amanda (2017)
    In Ryan T. Cragun, Christel J. Manning, and Lori L. Fazzino (eds.) Organized Secularism in the United States: New Directions in Research, Religion and its Others. Berlin: DeGruyter, pp. 113-134.

    Based on 20 interviews in Turkey. Analyzes practices as "technologies of the self" as described by Foucault, which form, rather than merely express, an identity.


    Associated Search Terms: Atheist, U.S.A.; Congregation
  • Secularization, sacralization and the reproduction of sacred space: Exploring the industrial use of ancestral temples in rural Wenzhou, China.
    Chen, Ningning (2017)
    Social & Cultural Geography 18:4: 530-552.

    Based on 20 interviews in Turkey. Analyzes practices as "technologies of the self" as described by Foucault, which form, rather than merely express, an identity.



    Associated Search Terms: Ancestor; China, Wenzhou; Sacred/profane; Space
  • When secular universalism meets pluralism: Religious schools and the politics of school-based management in Hong Kong.
    Qian, Junxi, and Lily Kong (2017)
    Annals of the Association of American Geographers 108:3: 794-810.

    Based on 20 interviews in Turkey. Analyzes practices as "technologies of the self" as described by Foucault, which form, rather than merely express, an identity.




    Associated Search Terms: China, Hong Kong; Education; Politics, China
  • Does security increase secularity? Evidence from the British Household Panel Survey on the relationship between income and religious service attendance.
    Storm, Ingrid (2017)
    Journal of Religion in Europe 10: 328–349.

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    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain; Security
  • Religious practices and beliefs among religious stayers and religious switchers in Israeli Judaism.
    Beider, Nadia (2017)
    Sociology of Religion 78:1: 81-99.

    Analyzes 2009 survey data from Israeli Jews. Religious switchers' religious practice & attitudes do not manifest predicted higher converts' commitment but conform to the levels of the groups that converts arrived at. The groups are "secular" & "religious."

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Convert; Israel; Jewish, Israel
  • Beyond the paradigm of secularization?
    Koenig, matthias (2016)
    In Florian Zemmin, Colin Jager, and Guido Vanheesijck (eds.) Working with a Secular Age. Boston: DeGruyter, pp. 23-48.

    Analyzes 2009 survey data from Israeli Jews. Religious switchers' religious practice & attitudes do not manifest predicted higher converts' commitment but conform to the levels of the groups that converts arrived at. The groups are "secular" & "religious."


    Associated Search Terms: Secularization
  • Religious vs secular nationhood: "Multiple secularities" in post-Soviet Armenia.
    Burchardt, Marian, and Hovhannes Hovhannisyan (2016)
    Social Compass 63:4: 427-443.

    Analyzes post-Soviet Armenian history in terms of multiple secularities and cultural defense (resistance against secularization).

    Associated Search Terms: Nationalism; Cultural defense; War; State; Security; Secularization; Pluralism; NGO; National religions; Armenian Apostolic Church, Armenia; Integration (national); Armenia; Boundary maintenance; Education; Martin, David A.; Historical; Freedom of religion; Identity, national
  • (Un)Believing in modern society. Religion, spirituality, and religious-secular competition.
    Stolz, Jörg, Judith Konemann, Mallory Schneuwly Purdie, Thomas Engleberger, and Michael Kruggeler (2016)
    Florence, Kentucky: Taylor & Francis/Routledge.

    Finds institutional, alternative, distanced, & secular categories relevant, using quantitative & qualitative Swiss data.

    Associated Search Terms: Individualism; Switzerland; Spirituality; Secular; Competition
  • American Secularism. Cultural Contours of Nonreligious Belief Systems.
    Baker, Joseph O., and Buster G. Smith (2016)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Analysis of the demographic and statistical trends collected from a number of national surveys, all of which unequivocally point to a growth in secularism. They also combine this sociological analysis with historical vignettes highlighting important moments & figures in American history that “echo” these contemporary changes in the religious landscape.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist, U.S.A.; Secularism
  • A post-secular reading of public sociology.
    Hashemi, Morteza (2016)
    Social Compass 63:4: 461-477.

    Critique of Michael Burroway's call for an engaged public sociology.

    Associated Search Terms: Post-secular; Secular; Value free theory
  • Is the United States a counterexample fo the secularization thesis?
    Voas, David, and Mark Chaves (2016)
    American Journal of Sociology 12:5: 1517-1556.

    No.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; United States
  • Beheading the Saint: Nationalism, Religion and Secularism in Quebec.
    Zubrzycki, Geneviève (2016)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press

    No.


    Associated Search Terms: Prejudice, anti-religious; Politics, Canada; Migration; Secularization; Feast; Canada, Quebec; Identity, national
  • Secularization versus religious revival in Eastern Europe: Church institutional resilience, state repression and divergent paths.
    Northmore-Ball, Ksenia, and Geoffrey Evans (2016)
    Social Science Research 57: 31-48.

    No.



    Associated Search Terms: Desecularization; Europe, eastern; Persecution; Secularization
  • The dynamics of religious practice in Spain from the mid-19th century to 2010.
    Rossi, Maurizio, and Ettore Scappini (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:3: 579-596.

    Uses Spanish census data from the 19th century & after, & time use data from 2003 & 2010. Analyzes by birth cohort, age, & period. Secularization began in the 19th century.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Spain; Time use survey
  • When clergy are threatened: Catholic and Protestant leaders and political activism in Brazil.
    Smith, Amy Erica (2016)
    Politics and Religion 9:3: 431-455.

    Threat from religious competition is associated with changes in topics of preaching among Catholics, who substitute social justice for personal morality messages. Protestant clergy instead react to ideological, policy-based threats, and secularization; these latter threats explain the much higher political engagement among Pentecostal and Evangelical than Catholic clergy in 2014.

    Associated Search Terms: Social justice; Secularization; Politics, Brazil; Evangelical, Brazil; Protestant, Brazil; Competition; Catholic, Brazil; Brazil
  • Kids, you make the choice: Religious and secular socializations among marginal affiliates and nonreligious individuals.
    Thiessen, Joel (2016)
    Secularism and Nonreligion 5:6: 1-16.

    Threat from religious competition is associated with changes in topics of preaching among Catholics, who substitute social justice for personal morality messages. Protestant clergy instead react to ideological, policy-based threats, and secularization; these latter threats explain the much higher political engagement among Pentecostal and Evangelical than Catholic clergy in 2014.


    Associated Search Terms: Marginality; Socialization; Atheist
  • 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: State; Marginality; Parish council; Individualism; Secularization; Pluralism; Great Britain, Northern Ireland; Extra-institutional; Ireland; Diversity; Conflict; Clergy; Change; Catholic, Ireland; Ambivalence; Ecumenism
  • Religious forms in secularized society: Three Catholic groups in comparison.
    Turco, Daniela (2016)
    Social Compass 63:4: 513-528.

    With a background of secularization, where ordinary practice is ancillary to extraordinary experiences, Catholic Action, charismatic renewal, and Catholic-affiliated scouting represent different aspects of Catholicism. Only the charismatics resist modernity.

    Associated Search Terms: Italy, Cosenza; Scouting; Pentecostal, Catholic, Italy; Belief; Divorce; Moral; Catholic Action; Euthanasia; Abortion; Catholic, Italy; Homosexuality
  • What "cultural religion" says about secularization and national identity: A neglected religio-political configuration.
    Laniel, Jean-François (2016)
    Social Compass 63:3: 372-388.

    Between secularity and religious institutions having authority over society, there is cultural religion, which is prevalent in the West. Focuses on the example of France & other nations.

    Associated Search Terms: Bellah, Robert N.; Turcotte, Paul André; Davie, Grace; Vicarious religion; LeBras, Gabriel; Boulard, Fernand; Demerath, Nicholas Jay III; Catholic, France; Political religion; Identity; Cultural religion; Civil religion; France
  • The Nonreligious. Understanding Secular People and Societies.
    Zuckerman, Phil, Luke W. Galen, and Frank L. Pasquale (2016)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Between secularity and religious institutions having authority over society, there is cultural religion, which is prevalent in the West. Focuses on the example of France & other nations.


    Associated Search Terms: Atheist
  • Religion as theoretical case, lens, and resource for critique: Three ways social theory can learn from the study of religion.
    Wincheser, Daniel (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:3: 241-260.

    Highlights religion as an explanation, conceptual lens, & critique of secular assumptions.

    Associated Search Terms: Sociology of religion; Theory
  • Religion and secularism among American porty activists.
    Layman, Geoffrey C., and Christopher L. Weaver (2016)
    Politics and Religion 9:2: 271-295.

    Highlights religion as an explanation, conceptual lens, & critique of secular assumptions.


    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.
  • Lived secularity: Atheism, indifference, and the social significance of religion.
    Kasselstrand, Isabella (2016)
    In Phil Zuckerman (ed.) Religion: Beyond Religion. New York: Macmillan, pp. 37-52.

    Highlights religion as an explanation, conceptual lens, & critique of secular assumptions.



    Associated Search Terms: Atheist; Indifference
  • Superstitions, religiosity and secularization: An analysis of the periodic oscillations of weddings in Italy.
    Breschi, Marco, and Gabriele Ruiu (2016)
    Genus 72:7 (online)

    Observes the selection of wedding dates as directed by superstitious beliefs.

    Associated Search Terms: Italy; Superstition; Wedding
  • Secularization and the wider gap in values and personal religiosity between the religious and nonreligious.
    Wilkins-Laflamme, Sarah (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:4: 717-736.

    Analyzes 2008 International Social Survey Program data; in regions where the unaffiliated form a greater proportion of the population, differences in sexual attitudes & stances toward abortion & gender roles between the affiliated & unaffiliated are greater.

    Associated Search Terms: Abortion; Atheist; Gender role; Sexual attitudes
  • (Un)believing in modern society: Religion, spirituality, and religious–secular competition.
    Jörg Stolz, Judith Könemann, Mallory Schneuwly Purdie, Thomas Englberger, Michael Krüggeler (2016)
    Abingdon: Routledge.

    Analyzes 2008 International Social Survey Program data; in regions where the unaffiliated form a greater proportion of the population, differences in sexual attitudes & stances toward abortion & gender roles between the affiliated & unaffiliated are greater.


    Associated Search Terms: Atheist; Competition; Spirituality
  • European principles and Canadian practices: Developing secular contexts for religious diversity.
    Christiano, Kevin J. (2016)
    In Francisco Colom Gonzalez and Gianni D'Amato (eds.) Multireligious Society: Dealing with Religious Diversity in Theory and Practice. Fqarnham, U.K.: Ashgate,

    Analyzes 2008 International Social Survey Program data; in regions where the unaffiliated form a greater proportion of the population, differences in sexual attitudes & stances toward abortion & gender roles between the affiliated & unaffiliated are greater.



    Associated Search Terms: Canada; Pluralism
  • Just how Pascalian are the Pascalian Meditations? Critical reflections on the theological unconscious of Bourdieusian theory.
    Gorski, Philip S. (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:3: 280-296.

    Bourdieu's assumptions about ethics & politics can be understood as secularized versions of central dogmas of Reformed theology. Notes parallels with Pascal.

    Associated Search Terms: Bourdieu, Pierre
  • Religion, secular humanism, and atheism: Multi-institutional politics and the USAFA cadets' freethinkers group.
    Konieczny, Mary Ellen, and Megan C. Rogers (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:4: 821-838.

    Examines the opportunity structure of the Cadet Freethinkers Group at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist, U.S.A.; Military
  • Secular Conversions: Political Institutions and Religious Education in the United States and Australia, 1800-2000.
    Mayrl, Damon (2016)
    New York: Cambridge University Press.

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    Associated Search Terms: United States; State; Education; Comparative; Australia
  • Alternative forms of spirituality and the socialization of a self-enhancing subjectivity: Features of the post-secular religious space in contemporary Romania.
    Gog, Sorin (2016)
    Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Sociologia 61(2): 97–124.

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    Associated Search Terms: Romania; Self; Self-actualization; Spirituality; Individualism
  • Bridging alone: Religious conservatism, marital homogamy, and voluntary association membership.
    Kim, Young-Il (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:1: 47-73.

    Analyzes 1992-94 (2nd wave) National (U.S.A.) Survey of families and Households data. Conservative religious homogamy, paired with belief in biblical authority & inerrancy, increases membership in religious groups & reduces wives' membership in secular organizations.

    Associated Search Terms: Civic engagement; Conservative, U.S.A.; Marriage; Social participation
  • Religious seekers' attraction to the plain Mennonites and Amish.
    Anderson, Cory (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:1: 125-147.

    Factor analysis of survey data from a web-based convenience sample of seekers attracted to austere plain Anabaptist sects. Factor themes: familism, rejection of sexualized youth culture, fundamentalism perceived as anti-secularization, primitivism, desire for structure, Anabaptist ancestors.

    Associated Search Terms: Seeker; Mennonite; Internet survey; Factor analysis; Anabaptist; Conversion; Amish
  • Religious Difference in a Secular Age: A Minority Report.
    Mahmood, Saba (2015)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

    Persecution of minorities in Egypt is a function of secular nationalism.

    Associated Search Terms: Egypt; Nationalism; Persecution; Secularization; Participant observation
  • Shadows in caves? A re-assessment of public religion and secularization in England today.
    Wood, Matthew (2015)
    European Journal o fSociology 56:2: 241-270.

    Religious organizations are increasingly co-opted by secular authorities, in ways neither anticipated by, nor explored in, most accounts of secularization.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Great Britain, England
  • Vulnerable post-Soviet secularities; Patterns and dynamics in Russia and beyond.
    Agadjanian, Alexander (2015)
    In Marian Burchardt, Monika Wohlrab-Sahr, and Matthias Middell (eds.) Multiple Secularities beyond the West: Religion and Modernity in the Global Age. Boston: De Gruyter, pp. 241-260.

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    Associated Search Terms: Russia; Secular
  • Disenchantment revisited: Formations of the "secular" and "religious" in the technological discourse of modernity.
    Han, Sam (2015)
    Social Compass 61:1: 76-88.

    Weber's concept of demagicalization is not as important as a grand narrative of modernit & secularization but as a prompt to redefining the technological & the religious.

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse; Disenchantment; Modernity; Weber, Max; Secularization
  • Recognizing the Nonreligious: Reimagining the Secular.
    Lee, Lois (2015)
    Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Weber's concept of demagicalization is not as important as a grand narrative of modernit & secularization but as a prompt to redefining the technological & the religious.


    Associated Search Terms: Atheist; Secular
  • Varieties of secularization theories and their indispensable core.
    Pollack, Detlef (2015)
    Germanic Review 90:1: 60-79.

    Weber's concept of demagicalization is not as important as a grand narrative of modernit & secularization but as a prompt to redefining the technological & the religious.



    Associated Search Terms: Secularization
  • How does the state structure secularization?
    Maryl, Damon (2015)
    European Journal of Sociology 56:2: 207-239.

    Weber's concept of demagicalization is not as important as a grand narrative of modernit & secularization but as a prompt to redefining the technological & the religious.




    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; State
  • Islam and Secularity: The Future of Europe's Public Sphere.
    Göle, Nilüfer (2015)
    Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press.

    Weber's concept of demagicalization is not as important as a grand narrative of modernit & secularization but as a prompt to redefining the technological & the religious.





    Associated Search Terms: Secularism; Europe; Islam, Europe; Laïcité
  • Religion, reintegration, and rehabilitation in French prisons: The impact of prison secularism.
    Rostaing, Corinne, Céline Béraud, and Claire de Galembert (2015)
    In I. Becci and O. Roy (eds.) Religious Diversity in European Prisons: Challenges and Implications for Rehabilitation. Basel: Springer, pp. 63-79.

    Weber's concept of demagicalization is not as important as a grand narrative of modernit & secularization but as a prompt to redefining the technological & the religious.






    Associated Search Terms: France; Penology; Secularism
  • Political Secularism, Religion, and the State: A Time Series Anaysis of Worldwide Data.
    Fox, Jonathan (2015)
    New York: Cambridge University Press.

    Increases, not decreases, of state involvements with religion.

    Associated Search Terms: State; Secularization
  • Traditional, modern, and post-secular perspectives on science and religion in the Untied States.
    O'Brien, Timothy L., and Shiri Noy (2015)
    American Sociological REview 80:1: 92-115.

    Increases, not decreases, of state involvements with religion.


    Associated Search Terms: Science; Post-secular; United States
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