Social Theory and Religion

Monday, 16 July 2018: 10:30-12:20
RC22 Sociology of Religion (host committee)

Language: English

The aim of this session is to stimulate debate regarding theoretical approaches to the sociology of religion. With the recent wave of work done on secularism, lived religion and mediatization—to name but a few keywords; religion’s place in social theory seems to be more important than ever. With reference to the theme of the World Congress, we invite papers that focus on—but are not limited to—discussing theories of power, violence and justice.  Scholars and researchers from diverse traditions of social-theoretical approaches to religion are welcome to apply.
Session Organizer:
Sam HAN, University of Singapore, Singapore
James SPICKARD, University of Redlands, USA
Oral Presentations
Religion, Neoliberalism, the I-Zation of Society, and the Compassionate Tax
Adam POSSAMAI, Western Sydney University, Australia
Body, Ritual and Religious Taste
Wei-hsian CHI, Institut of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Multiple Modernities and Popular Religions: Towards a Renewed Theoretical Framework
Cristian PARKER GUMUCIO, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Chile
Distributed Papers
Bourdieu’s Field Theory As General Theory of Religion
Andre ARMBRUSTER, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany; Gregor BONGAERTS, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Religion Diversity and Sociological Theories of Beliefs in Latin American
Daniel GUTIERREZ-MARTINEZ, El Colegio Mexiquense AC, Mexico