Journals Higher Education



Published: 29 November 2011

256 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199577873

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Believing in Belonging

Belief and Social Identity in the Modern World

Abby Day

  • The first work to analyse and synthesise anthropological and sociological understandings of belief
  • The first work to offer a qualitative critique of the religious question on the national UK census
  • Makes cross-cultural comparisons of belief in European and American societies
  • Pilots a unique method of researching religion without asking religious questions
  • Provides a new response to Grace Davie's 'believing without belonging' theory, one of the most accepted theories within the sociology of religion worldwide

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