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    Religion, Education and Society

    Author/Editor: Elisabeth Arweck and Robert Jackson


    This volume presents findings from recent research focusing on young people and the way they relate to religion in their education and upbringing. The essays are diverse and multidisciplinary - in terms of the religions they discuss (including Christianity, Islam and Sikhism); the settings where young people reflect on religion (the classroom, youth club, peer group, families, respective religious communities and wider society); the different perspectives which relate to religious education and socialisation (the teaching of RE, the role of teachers in pupils’ lives, the way teachers’ personal lives shape their approach to teaching, school ethos and social context, and the place and rationale of RE); the contexts within which the authors work (different national settings and various academic disciplines); and the methodology used (qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method approaches).
    The authors make important contributions to the debate about the role of religious education in the curriculum. They demonstrate the crucially important formative influence of religious education in young people’s lives which reaches well into their adulthood, shaping religious and other identities, and attitudes towards the ‘other’ - whatever that ‘other’ may be.
    This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Beliefs & Values.


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    Everyday Lived Islam in Europe

    Author/Editor: Nathal Dessing, Nadia Jeldtoft, Jørgen Nielsen and Linda Woodhead

    New book in the Ashgate AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Series available: 'Everyday Lived Islam in Europe'

    •             Contents:

    •             Introduction, Nathal M. Dessing, Nadia Jeldtoft, Jørgen S. Nielsen and Linda Woodhead

    •             Part 1 Studying Everyday Lived Islam in Theory and Practice

    •             Linda Woodhead: Tactical and strategic religion

    •             Nadia Jeldtoft: The hypervisibility of Islam

    •             Nathal M. Dessing: How to study everyday Islam

    •             Part 2 Case Studies

    •             Raana Bokhari: Bihishti Zewar: Islam, text, and the daily lives of Gujarati women in Leicester

    •             Daniel Nilsson DeHanas: Elastic orthodoxy: the tactics of young Muslim identity in the East End of London

    •             Nadia Jeldtoft: Spirituality and emotions: making a room of one’s own

    •             Sidsel Vive Jensen and Lene Kühle:  ‘School Islam’: lived religion in the context of a secular public institution

    •             Jonas Otterbeck: Experiencing Islam: narratives about faith by young adult Muslims in Malmö and Copenhagen

    •             F. Javier Rosón: Daily life and conflict in the Albayzín neighbourhood of Granada

    •             Marja Tiilikainen: Illness, healing and everyday Islam: transnational lives of Somali migrant women

    •             Jørgen S. Nielsen: Concluding reflections: everyday lived Islam and the future of Islamic studies

    More details at http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781472417534

    Anyone buying the book through http://www.ashgate.com will automatically receive a 10% discount.

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    Religion and Personal Life

    Author/Editor: Linda Woodhead with Norman Winter

    This book is based on the Westminster Faith Debates of 2013 and has commentary by the Rt Hon Charles Clarke.  The series covered the theme of religion and personal life, and invited leading figures to debate some of the most controversial topics of the day, including abortion, same-sex marriage and euthanasia.  The debates attracted a great deal of interest and media coverage, and we received many requests to make them available in print.  This is the result. It presents the best of the series in a condensed form, together with additional research findings and teaching materials.  We offer new commentary and reflection in every chapter to draw out the most important themes and conclusions.

    The book is available to buy here for just £8.99

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    Muslim Childhood

    Author/Editor: Scourfield, J., Gilliat-Ray, S., Khan, A. and Otri, S.

    This book is in Press for publication by Oxford University Press in 2013.  It is co-edited by members of Phase I Large Grant Religious Nurture in Muslim Families and is a summary of findings from this project which is based at the Cardiff Centre for the Study of Islam at Cardiff University.

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    Religion and Discrimination Law in the European Union

    Author/Editor: Mark Hill (ed.)

    Papers from the 2011 meeting of the European Consortium for Church and State Research, which was supported by Religion and Society. Published by the European Consortium for Church and State Research, 2012.

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    Religion and Change in Modern Britain

    Author/Editor: Linda Woodhead and Rebecca Catto

    Programme Director Linda Woodhead and Research Associate Rebecca Catto have edited this book published by Routledge Feb 2012. It showcases Programme research. Listen here to podcasts of authors discussing their contributions, including Religion and Society-award holders Sarah Johnsen and Paul Weller. 

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