The proposal is for a modular text in the sociology of religion. The field shades into Theology/Religious Studies but the core market is sociology of religion.

‘Lived’ Religion in Everyday Life

‘Lived’ religion in everyday life

After Reading this Chapter you Will:

  • understand the ways in which individuals are religious;
  • be familiar with sociological explanations of individual religiosity;
  • understand the relationship between religion and gender; and
  • have insight into how religiosity changes across the lifecourse.

I interviewed 18-year-old ‘Kanisha’ (not her real name) for one of my research proj ects (see Singleton 2012). Kanisha is a science student at a large university. She was born and raised in India and migrated to Australia with her family when she was 11 years old. Kanisha is an Irani, an Indian ethno-religious minority. Iranis are tradi tionally followers of the Zoroastrian religion, which was founded in ancient Persia in the sixth ...

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