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Call for Proposals

This Group welcomes proposals on the following topics:

  • The secularity and religiousness of the “nones” — explanations and prospects (e.g., the work of Barry Kosmin, Phil Zuckerman, etc.)

  • Applications of Erving Goffman to the study of religion (e.g., The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life (Peter Smith Publishing, 1999), Interaction Ritual: Essays on Face-to-Face Behavior (Anchor Books, 1967), Frame Analysis: An Essay on the Organization of Experience (Northeastern University Press, 1986), and Forms of Talk (Blackwell Publishers, 1981)

  • For a possible cosponsored session with the SBL Ideological Criticism Group, social change, religious change, and theories of change and continuity — case studies and theoretical explanations

  • Sociology of religion, environment, and ecology (e.g., Rappaport and Lansing, among others)

  • For a possible cosponsored session with the Critical Theory and Discourses on Religion Group and the Study of Religion as an Analytical Discipline Workshop, the ethics of fieldwork in the study of religion

  • For a possible cosponsored session with the Religion and Cities Group, the urban sociology of religion

We welcome proposals on other topics in the sociology of religion; open submissions should clearly delineate use of sociological theory and methods and relevant ties to existing sociological secondary literature on the topic proposed.

Mission

This Group provides a forum for the discussion of empirical and theoretical research on religion and society. “Sociology” is broadly conceived; discussions will include different epistemologies, varying theoretical backgrounds, qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and a wide range of empirical data. By liaising with other Program Units, we seek to provide a platform for research that empirically and theoretically engages the question of the role of religion in societies globally.

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposer names are anonymous to Chairs and Steering Committee members during review, but visible to Chairs prior to final acceptance or rejection.

Questions?

Ipsita Chatterjea
Vanderbilt University
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Melissa M. Wilcox
Whitman College
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