Religion, Mobilization, and Social Action

Religion, Mobilization, and Social Action

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Religious social action groups are emerging as key movers in sweeping sociopolitical changes world-wide. Although their inspiration is religious, their goals are secular. This volume considers the role of such groups by examining regions and nations where change has been most dramatic. Areas researched include: Western Europe, North America, the Amazonian rain basin, Malaysia, Japan, Russia, Northern Ireland, and Israel. The movements studied are as diverse as Conservative Judaism, Roman Catholicism, Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church, the New Christian Right, and Indonesian Muslims. In each case social action groups are studied to understand how they evolve within the current political context in order to change it.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 162.05 x 242.82 x 25.65mm | 603.28g
  • Praeger Publishers Inc
  • Westport, United States
  • English
  • 0275956253
  • 9780275956257

Table of contents

Preface Secularization, Globalization, and Social Action Fundamentalism and Globalization: Fundamentalist Movements at the Twilight of the Twentieth Century by Bronislaw Misztal and Anson Shupe Secularization and Religious Modernity in Western Europe by Daniele Hervieu-Leger Open Society, Social Action and the Prospects of Social Mobilization in the Twenty-First Century by Bronislaw Misztal The Rationality Debate in Religiosity: Implications for the Future of Western Christianity Forward to the Past: Predictions for the Future of American Religion by Ralph Pyle and Roger Finke The Market Paradigm and the Future of Religious Organizations by Eric Mazur and Phillip E. Hammond Prophetic Expressions and Religious Social Action The Brazilian Catholic Church and Land Conflicts in the Amazon by Madeleine Cousineau Islam and Social Movements in Asia: The Case of Malaysia by Sushil K. Usman The Changing Role of Religion and Social Action Groups in Japanese Society by Mark R. Mullins Religion and Moral Values in Russia: Transition to the Post-Communist Era by Tony Carnes and Samuel Kliger The Social Control of Political Violence: The Prophetic Role of Churches in Northern Ireland by Ronald J. McAllister The Impact of Dominant Versus Minority Status on Religious Conversion Processes: Comparisons of Jews "Returning" to Traditional Judaism in Israel, the USA, and the USSR by M. Herbert Danzger The New Christian Right in the Twenty-First Century by Matthew C. Moen Frame Alignment and Strategic Evolution in Social Movements: The Case of Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church by Anson Shupe Confessions, Outings, and Ordeals: Understanding Media in America by John Simpson References Index
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..."offers much of value to students of religion and globalization."-Social Forces ?...offers much of value to students of religion and globalization.?-Social Forces .,."offers much of value to students of religion and globalization."-Social Forces
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About Anson D. Shupe

ANSON SHUPE is Professor of Sociology at the joint campus of Indiana University and Purdue University, Fort Wayne. He has authored or edited 23 books, including The Violent Couple (Praeger, 1994) and In the Name of All That's Holy (Praeger, 1995).



BRONISLAW MISZTAL is Professor of Sociology at the Catholic University of America. He has authored or edited several volumes, both in English and in Polish, including Religion and Politics in Comparative Perspective (Praeger, 1992).
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