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THEO5325M
Module Reading List

Religion and Society: Research Process and Methods, 2019/20, 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
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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 ISBN: 0761959203 (pbk.) : £17.99; 076195919X. 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.

 

This list was last updated on 29/08/2018