Handbook of Religion and Social Institutions

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Helen Rose Ebaugh
Springer Science & Business Media, Aug 16, 2005 - Social Science - 440 pages

Handbook for Religion and Social Institutions is written for sociologists who study a variety of sub-disciplines and are interested in recent studies and theoretical approaches that relate religious variables to their particular area of interest. The handbook focuses on several major themes:

- Social Institutions such as Politics, Economics, Education, Health and Social Welfare

- Family and the Life Cycle

- Inequality

- Social Control

- Culture

- Religion as a Social Institution and in a Global Perspective

This handbook will be of interest to social scientists including sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists, and other researchers whose study brings them in contact with the study of religion and its impact on social institutions.

 

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Contents

Politics and Social Movements
3
Economy
21
Education
41
Social Welfare
67
FAMILY AND LIFE CYCLE
96
Family
97
Adolescence
121
Aging
139
Adolescent Delinquency
265
RELIGION AND CULTURE
283
Sport
285
Media
305
Technology
321
RELIGION AS A SOCIAL INSTITUTION
334
Church Membership in America Trends and Explanations
335
Denominationalism Congregationalism
353

RELIGION AND INEQUALITY
161
RaceEthnicity
163
Social Class
185
Gender
207
RELIGION AND SOCIAL CONTROL
224
Law
227
CrimeDeviance
241
Religious LeadershipClergy
373
RELIGION AND SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS IN A GLOBALTRANSNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE
388
Immigration
391
Globalization
411
Index
431
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