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Module Reading List

Religion and Society: Research Process and Methods, 2017/18, Semester 1
Dr Caroline Starkey
c.starkey@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

A: Studying religions: Methodological issues

Anttonen, V. (2000) ‘Sacred’ in Willi Braun and Russell T. McCutcheon (eds), Guide to the study of religion , London: Cassell, 271-82.

-----, 2002, ‘Identifying the generative mechanisms of religion: The issue of origin revisited’ in I. Pyysiäinen and V. Anttonen (eds), Current approaches in the cognitive science of religion , London and New York, Continuum, 14-37.

Arthur, C. (1996) ‘ Media, meaning and method in the study of religion .’ British Association for the Study of Religions Occasional Paper , 16 (also in Sutcliffe (ed), see below).

Arweck, E. and Stringer, M. (eds) (2002) Theorizing faith : the insider/outsider problem in the study of ritual , Birmingham: Birmingham University Press.

Barker, E. (1984) The making of a Moonie : choice or brainwashing? .  Oxford: Blackwell.

Beit-Hallahmi, B. and Argyle, M. (1996) The social psychology of religion . London and New York: Routledge.

Beckford, J. (2003) Social theory and religion . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Bird, D. L. and Smith, S. G. (2009) Theology and religious studies in higher education : global perspectives . London and New York : Continuum.

Bowie, F. (1999) The Anthropology of Religion: An Introduction . Oxford: Blackwell.

Bowman, M. (1992) ‘ Phenomenology, fieldwork and folk religion .’ British Association for the Study of Religions Occasional Paper, 5 (and in Sutcliffe (ed), see below).

Braun, W. and McCutcheon, R. T. (eds) (2000) Guide to the study of religion . New York: Cassell.

Brown, K. McCarthy (1991) Mama Lola: A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn . Berkeley, University of California Press.

Bruce, S. (2002) God is dead : secularization in the West , Oxford: Blackwell.

Bruce, S. (1996) ‘Religion in and the close of the 20 th century: a challenge to the silver lining perspective.’ Journal of contemporary religion. , 11:3, 261-75.

Chryssides, G. and Geaves, R. (2007) The study of religion : an introduction to key ideas and methods , London and New York: Continuum.

Comstock, G. L. (1995) Religious Autobiographies . Belmont CA: Wadsworth.

Cox, J. (1998) ‘ Alterity as identity : innovation in the academic study of religions .’ British Association for the Study of Religions Occasional Paper , 18 (and in Sutcliffe (ed), see below).

Cox, J. (2006) A guide to the phenomenology of religion : key figures, formative influences and subsequent debates , London and New York: Continuum.

Dawson , L. L. and Cowan, D. E. (eds) (2004) Religion online : finding faith on the Internet . New York, London: Routledge.

Festinger, L., Riecken, H. W., and Schachter, S. (1956) When prophecy failed : reactions and responses to failure in the Old Testament prophetic traditions New York, San Francisco: Harper and Row.

Fitzgerald, T. (2000) The ideology of religious studies . Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Flood, G. (1999) Beyond phenomenology : rethinking the study of religion . London, New York: Cassell.

Gregg, S and L. Scholefield (2015) Engaging with living religion : a guide to fieldwork in the study of religion. London:Routledge

 

Gough, R. (1979) The History of Myddle . Caliban Books.

Grimes, R. L. (1992) ‘Sacred objects in museum spaces.’ Studies in religion = Sciences religieuses . , 21:4, 419-30.

Hadden, J. K. and Cowan, D. E. (eds) (2000) Religion on the Internet : research prospects and promises . Amsterdam, London, New York: JAI/Elsevier Science.

Hervieu-Léger, D. (2000) Religion as a chain of memory . Cambridge: Polity Press.

Hinnells, J. (ed) (2005/2009) The Routledge Companion to the Study of Religion . London, New York: Routledge (second edition 2009).

Hunsberger, B. and Altemeyer, B (2000) Atheists : a groundbreaking study of America's nonbelievers . Amherst : Prometheus Books.

Hoover , S. M. (2006) Religion in the media age . London, New York: Routledge.

Jackson , R. (1997) Religious education : an interpretive approach . London: Hodder and Stoughton.

Jenkins, T. (1999) Religion in English everyday life : an ethnographic approach . New York: Berghahn Books.

Juschka, D. M. (ed.) (2001) Feminism in the study of religion : a reader . London, New York: Cassell.

King, R. (2013)   ‘The Copernican Turn in the Study of Religion’ in Method & theory in the study of religion.   25 137-159

King, U. (ed.) (1995) Religion and Gender . Oxford: Blackwell.

King, U. and Beattie, T. (eds) (2004) Gender, religion, and diversity : cross-cultural perspectives . London, New York: Continuum.

Knott, K. (1995) ‘Women researching; women researched: gender as an issue in the empirical study of religion’ in U. King (ed.) Religion and Gender . Oxford: Blackwell.

------ (1998) ‘Issues in the study of religions and locality.’ Method & theory in the study of religion. , 10, 279-90.

------ (2000) ‘Community and locality in the study of religions’ in T. Jensen and M. Rothstein, (eds) Secular theories on religion : current perspectives . Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum.

----- (2004) ‘The sense and nonsense of “community”’ in S. Sutcliffe (ed.) Religion : empirical studies : a collection to mark the 50th anniversary of the British Association for the Study of Religion . Aldershot: Ashgate.

----- (2005a) The location of religion : a spatial analysis . London, Oakville, CA: Equinox.

----- (2005b) ‘Spatial theory and method for the study of religions’, Temenos. , 41: 2.

----- (2008) ‘Spatial theory for the study of religion’, Religion Compass, http://www.blackwell-compass.com/subject/religion/

------ (2009a) ‘How to study religions in the modern world’, in L. Woodhead et al, Religions in the modern world : traditions and transformations (second edition), London and New York: Routledge.

----- (2009b) ‘A spatial analysis of the relationship between theology and religious studies: knowledge-power strategies and metaphors of containment and separation’, in D. Bird and S. Smith (eds), Theology and religious studies in higher education : global perspectives . London and New York : Continuum, 117-138.

----- (2009c) ‘Insider and outsider perspectives in the study of religion’ in J. Hinnells (ed.) The Routledge Companion to the Study of Religion . London and New York: Routledge (2005, and revised in second edition, 2009).

Kong, L. (1990) 'Geography of religion: Trends and prospects.' Progress in human geography. , 14:3, 355-71.

-----, (2001) 'Mapping "new" geographies of religion: Politics and poetics in modernity.'  Progress in human geography. , 25:2, 211-33.

Krarup, H. (n.d.) ‘Conventional religion and common religion in Leeds Interview Schedule: Basic frequencies by question.’ Religious Research Papers 12.

Kunin, S. T. (2003) Religion : the modern theories .  Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Larson, H. (1988) ‘Photography that listens.’ Visual Anthropology , 1, 415-32.

Lauder, M. A. (2003) ‘Covert participant observation of a deviant community: Justifying the use of deception.’ Journal of contemporary religion. , 18:2, 185-196.

Lewis and Kashyaf (2013) ‘Are Muslims a Distinctive Minority? An Empirical Analysis of Religiosity, Social Attitudes, and Islam’ in Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. 52 (3) 617-626

McCutcheon, R. T. (ed.) (1999) The insider/outsider problem in the study of religion : a reader .  London: Cassell.

----- (1997) Manufacturing religion : the discourse on sui generis religion and the politics of nostalgia . Oxford: Oxford University Press.

----- (2003) The discipline of religion : structure, meaning, rhetoric . London and New York: Routledge.

Nesbitt, E. (1998) ‘British, Asian and Hindu: Identity, self-narration and the ethnographic interview.’ Journal of beliefs and values. , 19:2, 189-200.

----- (1998) ‘Bridging the gap between young people’s experience of their religious traditions at home and school: the contribution of ethnographic research.’ British journal of religious education. , 20:2, 102-14.

----- (2004) Intercultural education : ethnographic and religious approaches . Lewes? : Academic Press.

O’Connor, J. (1995) ‘The epistemological significance of feminist research in religion’ in U. King (ed.) Religion and Gender . Oxford: Blackwell.

Østberg, S. (2003) Pakistani children in Norway : Islamic nurture in a secular context t . Leeds: Community Religions Project.

Park, C. (1994) Sacred worlds : an introduction to geography and religion . London: Routledge.

Patton, K. C. and Ray, B. C. (eds) (2001) A magic still dwells : comparative religion in the postmodern age . Berkeley: University of California Press.

Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, http://pewforum.org/ .

‘The demographics of faith’, http://pewforum.org/docs/? DocID=333 .

Religious Landscape Survey, http://religions.pewforum.org/ .

Poole , E. (2002) Reporting Islam : media representations of British Muslims . London: I. B. Tauris.

Pyysiäinen, I. and Anttonen, V. (eds.) (2002) Current approaches in the cognitive science of religion . New York: Continuum.

Shaw, R. (1995) ‘Feminist anthropology and the gendering of religious studies’ in U. King (ed.) Religion and Gender . Oxford: Blackwell.

Smith, G. (1998) ‘Ethnicity, religious belonging and inter faith encounter: Some survey findings from East London.’ Journal of contemporary religion. , 13:3, 333-352.

Smith, J. Z. (2004) Relating religion : essays in the study of religion . Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press.

Stausberg, M. and Engler, S. (2011) The Routledge handbook of research methods in the study of religion . London and New York: Routledge. 

Sutcliffe, S. (ed.) (2004) Religion : empirical studies : a collection to mark the 50th anniversary of the British Association for the Study of Religion . London: Ashgate.

Taylor , M. (ed.) (1998) Critical terms for religious studies . Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Turner, B. S. (1991) Religion and Social Theory . London: Heinemann.

Wiles, L. (2013) ‘Mormonism and the World Religions Discourse: Contesting the Boundaries of Comparative Religion’s Prevailing Taxonomy’ in Method & theory in the study of religion. Preview articles, only available on online

Woodhead, L. (2009) Religions in the modern world : traditions and transformations . London and New York: Routledge.

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B Studying theologically

Aichele, G. et al (1995) The postmodern Bible . New Haven: Yale University Press.

Barton, J. (ed.) (1998) The Cambridge Companion to Biblical Interpretation . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Brenner, A. and Fontaine, C. (eds.) (1997) A Feminist companion to reading the Bible : approaches, methods and strategies . Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press.

Frei, H. (1992) Types of Christian theology . New Haven: Yale University Press.

Graham, E., Walton, H. , and Ward, F., eds. (2005) Theological reflections : methods . London: SCM Press.

-  (2007) Theological reflection : sources . London: SCM Press.

Gunton, C. (ed.) (1997) The Cambridge Companion to Christian Doctrine . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ch 1-7

Jensen, A. S. (2007) Theological hermeneutics . London: SCM Press.

Lindbeck, G. (1982). The nature of doctrine : religion and theology in a postliberal age . London: SPCK.

Marks, D. (ed.) (2008) Shaping a global theological mind . Aldershot: Ashgate.

Sugirtharajah, R.S. (2006) The postcolonial Biblical reader . Oxford: Blackwell.

Webster, J. et al (2007) The Oxford handbook of systematic theology . Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Williams, R. (1999) On Christian theology . Oxford: Blackwell, 1-60.

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C General social science research methods and issues

Bell C. and H. Roberts (eds) (1984) Social researching : politics, problems, practice . London: Routledge.

Bell , J. (1987) Doing Your Research Project. Buckingham: Open University Press.

Blaxter, L. et al (1996) How to Research . Buckingham: Open University Press.

Bryman, A. (2008) Social Research Methods . Third edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Fink, (1998), Conducting Research Literature Reviews . London: Sage.

Gingrich, and Richard G. Fox (eds) (2002) Anthropology, by comparison , London and New York: Routledge.

Harding, S. (1988) Feminism and methodology : social science issues . Indianapolis: Indiana University Press/Buckingham: Open University Press.

Hart, C. (1998), Doing a literature review : releasing the social science research imagination . London: Sage.

Homan, R. (1991) The ethics of social research . London: Longman.

May, T. (2001) Social Research: Issues, Methods and Process . Third edition. London: Open University Press.

Potter, J. (1996) Representing reality : discourse, rhetoric and social construction . London, Thousand Oaks, New Delhi: Sage.

Reinharz, S. (1992) Feminist methods in social research . Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Roberts, H. (ed.) (1981) Doing Feminist Research . London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.

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D Qualitative research methods

Alaszewski, A. (2006) Using diaries for social research . London, Thousand Oaks, New Delhi: Sage.

Altheide, D. L. (1996) Qualitative media analysis . London, Thousand Oaks, New Delhi: Sage.

Atkinson, P. (1990) The ethnographic imagination : textual constructions of reality . London: Routledge.

Barbour, R. and Kitzinger, J. (eds) (2001) Developing focus group research : politics, theory and practice . London, Thousand Oaks, New Delhi: Sage.

Caunce, S. (1994) Oral history and the local historian . London: Longman.

Clifford, J. and G. E. Marcus (eds) (1986) Writing culture : the poetics and politics of ethnography : a School of American Research advanced seminar . Berkeley: University of California Press.

Coffey, A. (1999) The ethnographic self : fieldwork and the representation of identity . London, Thousand Oaks, New Delhi: Sage.

Davies, C. A. (1999) Reflexive ethnography : a guide to researching selves and others London and New York: Routledge.

Denzin, N. K. and Y. S. Lincoln (eds) (2000) Handbook of Qualitative Research . Second edition. London, Thousand Oaks, New Delhi: Sage.

De Vaus, D. (1986) Surveys in Social Research . London: Routledge.

Emmison, M. and Smith, P. (2000) Researching the visual : images, objects, contexts and interactions in social and cultural inquiry . London, Thousand Oaks, New Delhi: Sage.

Farrar, M. (2005) ‘ Photography: Making and Breaking Racialised Boundaries: an Essay in Reflexive, Radical, Visual Sociology’, Sociological Research Online , 10:1
http://www.socresonline.org.uk/10/1/farrar.htm , D. and May T. (1993) Interpreting the Field: Accounts of Ethnography . Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Finnegan, R. (ed.) (1994) Studying Family and Community History . 4 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Finnegan, R. (1992) Oral traditions and the verbal arts : a guide to research practices . London: Routledge.

Glaser, B. G. (1992) Basics of grounded theory analysis : emergence vs forcing . Mill Valley, California.

Gomm, R. Hammersley, M. and Foster, P. (eds) (2000) Case study method : key issues, key texts London, Thousand Oaks, New Delhi: Sage.

Hammersley, M. (1992) What's wrong with ethnography? : methodological explorations London: Routledge.

Hammersley, M. and Atkinson, P. (1995) Ethnography: Principles in Practice . Second edition. London: Routledge.

Hewson, C., Yule, P., Laurent, D. and Vogel, C. (2003) Internet research methods : a practical guide for the social and behavioural sciences . London, Thousand Oaks, New Delhi: Sage.

Hobbs

Hodson, R. (1999) Analyzing documentary accounts .  London, Thousand Oaks, New Delhi: Sage.

Kelly, A. (1985) ‘Action research: What is it and what can it do? ’ in R. G. Burgess (ed.) Issues in educational research : qualitative methods . Falmer Press.

Krueger, R. A. (1988) Focus Groups: A Practical Guide for Applied Research . London, Thousand Oaks, New Delhi, Sage.

Marcus, G. E. and Fischer, M. (1999), Anthropology as cultural critique : an experimental moment in the human sciences . Chicago , London: University of Chicago Press.

Mason, J. (1996) Qualitative Researching . London, Thousand Oaks, New Delhi: Sage.

Miller, R. L. (2000) Researching life stories and family histories . London, Thousand Oaks, New Delhi: Sage.

Ó Doctartaigh, N. (2002) The Internet research handbook : a practical guide for students and researchers in the social sciences . London, Thousand Oaks, New Delhi: Sage.

Paine, C. (2000) Godly things : museums, objects, and religion . Leicester: Leicester University Press.

Pawson, R. and Tilley, N. (1997) Realistic evaluation . London, Thousand Oaks, New Delhi: Sage.

Pink, S. (2001) Doing Visual Ethnography: Images, Media and Representation . London, Thousand Oaks, New Delhi: Sage.

Plummer, K. (1983) Documents of life : an introduction to the problems and literature of a humanistic method . London: Allen and Unwin.

Prosser, J. (ed.) (1998) Image-based research : a sourcebook for qualitative researchers . London and New York: Routledge and Falmer.

Scott, J. (1990) A matter of record : documentary sources in social research . Cambridge: Polity.

Silverman, D. (2000) Doing Qualitative Research: A Practical Handbook . London, Thousand Oaks, New Delhi: Sage.

Spradley, J. P. (1979) The ethnographic interview . Rinehart and Winston.

Stephens, W. B. (1981) Sources for English Local History . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Strauss, A. and J. M. Corbin (eds) (1997) Grounded theory in practice . London, Thousand Oaks, New Delhi: Sage.

Swinton, J and H. Mowat, (2006) Practical theology and qualitative research . London: SCM.

Thompson, P. (1988) The Voice of the Past: Oral History . Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Williams, M. A. (1996) Researching local history : the human journey . London: Longman.

 

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