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On SAGE Insight: A Gender Lens on Religion

From Gender & Society The genesis for this special issue rests in concerns about the marginalized status of gender within the subfield of sociology of religion and the lackluster interest in religion among sociologists of gender.  It is believed that … Continue reading

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Republicans trust science – except when it comes to health insurance and gay adoption

Does partisanship shape attitudes toward science and public policy? The case for ideology and religion From The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science This study finds that while Democrats are generally more “pro-science” than other political … Continue reading

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Forum: Religion and violence

From Millennium – Journal of International Studies The 9/11 terrorist attacks had a grave impact on the way the conflict dynamics in world politics have been shaped, structured and interpreted since then. To fight or prevent international terrorism still appears … Continue reading

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Tackling Islamophobia

Passing the Dinner Table Test Retrospective and Prospective Approaches to Tackling Islamophobia in Britain From SAGE Open Given Islamophobia’s timeliness, relatively little scholarly work has been produced, which focuses on governmental policy responses to tackling the phenomenon. Acknowledging this gap … Continue reading

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The paradoxical relationship between religious belief and criminality

With God on my side: The paradoxical relationship between religious belief and criminality among hardcore street offenders From Theoretical Criminology Research has found that many street offenders anticipate an early death, making them less prone to delay gratification, more likely … Continue reading

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The benefits of racial diversity in the classroom

The Impact of racial diversity in the classroom: Activating the sociological imagination From Teaching Sociology  Diverse college campuses have been conclusively associated with a variety of positive outcomes for all students. This article provides evidence that diversity has the potential … Continue reading

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Are biotechnological advances fueled by the quest to improve the happiness of humankind or to procure greater profits?

The ethical issues of biotechnology: Religious culture and the value of life From Current Sociology Human society faces many sensitive problems over the value of life as a result of the advancement of bioethics and medical technologies.  Over the last … Continue reading

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The Jesus factor of the iPhone

How the iPhone became divine: new media, religion and the intertextual circulation of meaning From New  Media & Society The labeling of the iPhone as the ‘Jesus phone’ illustrates how new media objects can possess multiple layers of meaning, which … Continue reading

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