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Palgrave Studies in Lived Religion and Societal Challenges

Unity, Division and the Religious Mainstream in Sweden

Authors: Willander, Erika

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  • Deconstructs assumptions that generally underpin the studying religion at an individual level
    Presents a new analytical framework for theorizing religiosity, and links it to the approach of “lived religion”
    Highlights how the proposed analytical framework can be used in practice

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About this book

This book presents new conceptual and methodological approaches to studying religiosity in Europe. From her unique background of working with the Church of Sweden statistics and official statistics on the increasing religious diversity in Sweden, Willander illustrates how previous and current methods of analysing religiosity overlook substantial aspects in patterns of affiliation, belief and practice. 

Unity, Division and the Religious Mainstream in Sweden draws on the sociological imagination in the sociology of religion to offer a new and empirically-driven analytical framework that shifts the focus to religious change in general, and will contribute greatly to ongoing discussions about majority forms of religiosity and their social relevance in contemporary times. It will be of use to students and scholars with a focus on the sociology of religion, as well as sociology, political science, epistemology and media studies.


About the authors

Erika Willander is Researcher in the Department of Sociology, Uppsala University, Sweden.

Reviews

“This book helps to fill a big gap in the sociological understanding of religion. The findings present a fascinating riposte to narrow concerns with diversity, change and minorities in religion. This book is therefore essential reading for all scholars of religion and for religious professionals: it is innovative, critical of received wisdom, and enthusiastic about the benefits of studying “lived religion” through quantitative methods.”
—James A. Beckford, Professor, University of Warwick, UK

“This original and important book not only illuminates the religious situation in Sweden, it brings out of the shadows the hidden subject of non-churchgoing, quiet, mainstream Christianity. It reveals the lasting influence of ‘mainstream religion’ in shaping values, generating a sense of ‘us and them’, and influencing often-hostile attitudes to non-Christian minorities. By exposing the myth of secular Sweden, Willander has shed new light in hidden places.”
—Linda Woodhead, Professor, Lancaster University, UK

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 42,79 €
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Hardcover 51,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Unity, Division and the Religious Mainstream in Sweden
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Lived Religion and Societal Challenges
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-52478-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-52478-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-52477-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 137
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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