Conclusion: Working the Edges

Courtney Bender, Wendy Cadge, Peggy Levitt and David Smilde

in Religion on the Edge

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199938629
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980758 | DOI:
Conclusion: Working the Edges

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The goal of this book has been to highlight a new generation of scholarship on religion that carries older lines of critique forward and to showcase interests that have grown at the edges of the discipline. This scholarship articulates the challenges to the traditional center of the sociological study of religion and brings to the fore the important new ways in which studies of religion are coalescing around a different set of questions and concerns. While the introduction mapped out the critiques and challenges that working at the edges pose, this concluding chapter briefly, and somewhat speculatively, proposes the parameters and projects that it promotes—the intellectual moves that it implies.

Keywords: religion; sociology; religious studies; sociological study

Chapter.  3559 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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