SAFSOR: Scuola di Alta Formazione in Sociologia della Religione — Roma, 19-21 dicembre 2018

ICSOR, viale delle Milizie 108, scala A, interno 1 (metro A: Ottaviano), tel. 3475160442

PROGRAMMA

Mercoledì, 19 Dicembre

  • 9:30 – 10:00: Inaugurazione e saluti, Roberto Cipriani, Cecilia Costa ed Emanuela C. del Re
  • 10:00 – 11:00: Relazione introduttiva del Presidente Onorario dell’ICSOR, Franco Ferrarotti, su “Sacro e religioso”
  • 11:00 – 12:00: Relazione di Cristián Parker, Università di Santiago del Cile, “Popular cultures and religions in the context of multiple modernities: a southern vision”
  • 15:00 – 16:00: “Economia e grandi religioni orientali: una rilettura di Max Weber”, Carlo Prandi
  • 16:45 – 17:45: “La ricerca qualitativa per studiare la religiosità”, Rita Bichi
  • 18:00 – 19:00: “Il Sinodo dei Giovani”, Cecilia Costa
  • 19:30: Visita alla Sinagoga ed al Museo Ebraico
  • 20:30: Cena Sociale: Nonna Betta (via del Portico d’Ottavia 16, quota individuale: 20 euro)

Giovedì, 20 Dicembre

  • 9:00 – 10:00: “Heidegger ed alcuni aspetti degli atteggiamenti religiosi contemporanei”, Paolo Montesperelli
  • 10:45 – 11:45: “Una nuova ‘ora di punta degli dei’. La fioritura delle nuove religioni in Corea del Sud”, Massimo Introvigne
  • 12:00 – 13:00: “Problemi metodologici della ricerca empirica in sociologia della religione”, Enzo Campelli
  • 15:00 – 16:00: “Il divino femminile in Italia: post-shamanism, neo-shamanism e femminismo spirituale”, Enrica Tedeschi
  • 16:45 – 17:45: Presentazione del volume Women and religion. Contemporary and future challenges in the global era, edited by Elisabetta Ruspini, Glenda Tibe Bonifacio, and Consuelo Corradi, Policy Press
  • 17.45-18:45: Cocktail’s lifestyle. Alcool, religioni e nuove ritualità (workshop), Simona Scotti
  • 18.45-19:45: Incontro conviviale con la Comunità Sikh

Venerdì, 21 Dicembre

  • 9:00 – 10:00: “La ‘politicità’ delle religioni assiali. A partire da S. Eisenstadt”, Pietro De Marco
  • 10:45 – 11:45: “Populismo e religione”, Monica Simeoni
  • 12:00 – 13:00: “Imam d’Italia: una ricerca sulle guide spirituali musulmane”, Paolo Naso
  • 15:00 – 16:00: “L’evoluzione della religione nella società digitale”, Costantino Cipolla
  • 16:45 – 17:45: “Minoranze e religioni”, Emanuela C. Del Re
  • 17:45 – 18:00: Dibattito. A seguire: Cerimonia di chiusura e Consegna degli attestati

Useful links to Pew Research Center reports and data

Conrad Hackett, Senior Demographer & Associate Director, Pew Research Center

Pew Research Center has a wealth of data about religion around the world. It can be hard to keep track of all our products, even for those of us who work at the Center. Here is an incomplete list of links to reports, quizzes and data resources that may be of interest for research and teaching purposes:

Survey reports on religion in: Western Europe Central and Eastern Europe Sub-Saharan Africa Latin America Israel Muslim majority countries (religion report) Muslim majority countries (politics report) Orthodox Christians

Religious demography reports on: The Future of World Religions The Changing Global Religious Landscape The Gender Gap in Religious Commitment The Age & Geography Gap in Religious Commitment Religion and Educational Attainment The Growth of the Muslim Population in Europe Global migrant stocks by religion Religious diversity

Religious restrictions Latest annual report

US religion reports Religious Landscape Study Religious Typology Jews Muslims Mormons Catholics Knowledge Feelings toward religious groups

Quizzes Religious knowledge Typology

Useful data Download our datasets Current and projected religious composition of each country Religion and education data Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures site

CFP

Dear Members and Friends of The Ritual Year,   


The paper submission for the 14th SIEF congress in Santiago de Compostela, Spain (14-17 April 2019), “Track Changes: Reflecting on a Transforming World” is currently ongoing.

You are all warmly invited to submit your papers to the panel organized by our working group:

(Reli06)
Tracking the ritual year on the move in different cultural settings and systems of values
Convenors: Irina Sedakova and Laurent Fournier


Looking forward to seeing you in Bucharest, in a couple of months, and next year in Santiago,

Irina Stahl,
Researcher, Institute of Sociology, Romanian Academy

Secretary of “The Ritual Year” Working Group,
ritualyear@siefhome.org


The Ritual Year

New publication: Tibetan Medicine, Buddhism and Psychiatry

Dear Colleagues,

*apologies for cross-posting*

 I am happy to announce the publication of my book, Tibetan Medicine, Buddhism and Psychiatry: Mental health and healing in a Tibetan exile community, published by Carolina Academic Press as part of their Ethnographic Studies in Medical Anthropology Series.

 For more information, please visit: https://cap-press.com/books/isbn/9781531001407/Tibetan-Medicine-Buddhism-and-Psychiatry

 The publisher is currently kindly offering a 10% discount on the purchase price when ordered directly from their website.

 Brief description:

This book presents research based on two six-month periods of ethnographic fieldwork conducted within a Tibetan exile community in Darjeeling, northeast India. It utilises four case studies to illustrate lay perceptions of different mental health conditions and their causes and treatments in a culturally- and medically-pluralistic area, juxtaposed with Tibetan textual and biomedical explanations. These explanations combine with background interviews of lay Tibetans, as well as monastic practitioners, Tibetan amchi, and biomedical doctors, to help draw out the complexities of the situation for individuals affected by different experiences of mental illness.

Best wishes,

Susannah

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Dr Susannah Deane

British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Buddhist Studies
Department of Religion and Theology
School of Humanities
University of Bristol
Book reviews editor, Himalaya and Central Asia section, Asian Medicine: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine (JIASTAM)
 

Body, Health and Religion Research Group (BAHAR)
http://www.bodyhealthreligion.org.uk/BAHAR/

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New publication: Tibetan Medicine, Buddhism and Psychiatry

Dear Colleagues,

*apologies for cross-posting*

 I am happy to announce the publication of my book, Tibetan Medicine, Buddhism and Psychiatry: Mental health and healing in a Tibetan exile community, published by Carolina Academic Press as part of their Ethnographic Studies in Medical Anthropology Series.

 For more information, please visit: https://cap-press.com/books/isbn/9781531001407/Tibetan-Medicine-Buddhism-and-Psychiatry

 The publisher is currently kindly offering a 10% discount on the purchase price when ordered directly from their website.

 Brief description:

This book presents research based on two six-month periods of ethnographic fieldwork conducted within a Tibetan exile community in Darjeeling, northeast India. It utilises four case studies to illustrate lay perceptions of different mental health conditions and their causes and treatments in a culturally- and medically-pluralistic area, juxtaposed with Tibetan textual and biomedical explanations. These explanations combine with background interviews of lay Tibetans, as well as monastic practitioners, Tibetan amchi, and biomedical doctors, to help draw out the complexities of the situation for individuals affected by different experiences of mental illness.

Best wishes,

Susannah

___

Dr Susannah Deane

British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Buddhist Studies
Department of Religion and Theology
School of Humanities
University of Bristol
Book reviews editor, Himalaya and Central Asia section, Asian Medicine: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine (JIASTAM)
 

Body, Health and Religion Research Group (BAHAR)
http://www.bodyhealthreligion.org.uk/BAHAR/

Posted in Uncategorized

Thinking about Governance Through Diasporas

Dear colleagues,
I am happy to share that my working paper ‘Thinking about Governance Through Diasporas: Decentering the State and Challenging the External/Internal Binary’ was recently published by the Free University of Berlin’s Collaborative Research Centre “Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood”. The working paper builds on a workshop that was held at the FU Berlin in November 2017 on “Diasporas and Homeland Governance”. It discusses the relationship (or lack thereof) between existing governance and diaspora scholarship and suggests that governance researchers may need to rethink their concepts if they want to better grasp the realities of the contributions that diasporas make to governance in their homelands.
I look forward to any comments and feedback.
Best wishes,
Catherine Craven
Posted in Uncategorized

Thinking about Governance Through Diasporas

Dear colleagues,
I am happy to share that my working paper ‘Thinking about Governance Through Diasporas: Decentering the State and Challenging the External/Internal Binary’ was recently published by the Free University of Berlin’s Collaborative Research Centre “Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood”. The working paper builds on a workshop that was held at the FU Berlin in November 2017 on “Diasporas and Homeland Governance”. It discusses the relationship (or lack thereof) between existing governance and diaspora scholarship and suggests that governance researchers may need to rethink their concepts if they want to better grasp the realities of the contributions that diasporas make to governance in their homelands.
I look forward to any comments and feedback.
Best wishes,
Catherine Craven
Posted in Uncategorized

Call for chapters: Religious urbanization and Development in Africa

Religious urbanization and

moral economies of development in Africa

Call for Chapter Submissions

Abstracts are invited for an interdisciplinary volume on Religion urbanization and moral economies of development in Africa,edited by David Garbin (University of Kent), Simon Coleman (University of Toronto) and Gareth Millington (University of York). The volume will critically explore how processes related to religious urbanization intersect with different notions of development in African contexts. Cities are taken to be powerful venues for the creation and implementation of models of development whose moral, temporal, and political assumptions need to be examined, not least as they intersect with religious templates for the planning and reform of urban space.

The themes and problematics to be discussed in this volume reflect the broader focus of the Religious Urbanization in Africa project (see https://rua-project.ac.uk/). These include (but are not limited to):

  • The ways urban faith-based practices of ‘development’ – through for example the provision of basic infrastructure, utilities, housing, health and educational facilities – link moral subjectivities with individual and wider narratives/aspirations of modernization, change, deliverance or prosperity
  • The ideals of belonging and citizenship promoted by religious visions of the ‘ideal city’ and how these are materially articulated in concrete urban developments
  • How models of infrastructural development mobilized by religious actors may conflict or cohere with existing regimes of planning in specific urban contexts as well as with international development discourses
  • The ways in which religious actors and groups may provide resources to negotiate unpredictability and socio-economic uncertainties through production of urban/infrastructural space

We welcome empirically-grounded qualitative case studies or comparative approaches (including but not limited to Islam or Christianity), in particular chapters linking urban change in African context(s), religious place-making, and ‘development’ discourses and practices at various scales.

The proposal for this volume has been invited for the Bloomsbury book series, ‘Studies in Religion, Space and Place’.

 

Please submit abstracts of up to 300 words no later than 20 November 2018 to ruaproject@kent.ac.uk

 

Accepted chapters in full (6000-7000 words) will be due by 1 June 2019.

 

 

Call for chapters: Religious urbanization and Development in Africa

Religious urbanization and

moral economies of development in Africa

Call for Chapter Submissions

Abstracts are invited for an interdisciplinary volume on Religion urbanization and moral economies of development in Africa,edited by David Garbin (University of Kent), Simon Coleman (University of Toronto) and Gareth Millington (University of York). The volume will critically explore how processes related to religious urbanization intersect with different notions of development in African contexts. Cities are taken to be powerful venues for the creation and implementation of models of development whose moral, temporal, and political assumptions need to be examined, not least as they intersect with religious templates for the planning and reform of urban space.

The themes and problematics to be discussed in this volume reflect the broader focus of the Religious Urbanization in Africa project (see https://rua-project.ac.uk/). These include (but are not limited to):

  • The ways urban faith-based practices of ‘development’ – through for example the provision of basic infrastructure, utilities, housing, health and educational facilities – link moral subjectivities with individual and wider narratives/aspirations of modernization, change, deliverance or prosperity
  • The ideals of belonging and citizenship promoted by religious visions of the ‘ideal city’ and how these are materially articulated in concrete urban developments
  • How models of infrastructural development mobilized by religious actors may conflict or cohere with existing regimes of planning in specific urban contexts as well as with international development discourses
  • The ways in which religious actors and groups may provide resources to negotiate unpredictability and socio-economic uncertainties through production of urban/infrastructural space

We welcome empirically-grounded qualitative case studies or comparative approaches (including but not limited to Islam or Christianity), in particular chapters linking urban change in African context(s), religious place-making, and ‘development’ discourses and practices at various scales.

The proposal for this volume has been invited for the Bloomsbury book series, ‘Studies in Religion, Space and Place’.

 

Please submit abstracts of up to 300 words no later than 20 November 2018 to ruaproject@kent.ac.uk

 

Accepted chapters in full (6000-7000 words) will be due by 1 June 2019.