Topographies of Faith: Religion in Urban Spaces

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_DF623F74E161
Type
Book:A book with an explicit publisher.
Collection
Publications
Title
Topographies of Faith: Religion in Urban Spaces
Author(s)
Becci I., Burchardt Marian, José Casanova
Publisher
Brill
Address of publication
Leiden
ISBN
9789004248878
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2013
Series
International Studies in Religion and Society
Language
english
Abstract
Based on ethnographic explorations in cities across the globe, Topographies of Faith offers a unique and compelling analysis of contemporary religious dynamics in metropolitan centers. While most scholarship on religion still sidelines questions of spatiality and scale, this book creatively draws on perspectives from urban studies to study the spatiality of religion in modern cities. It shows how globalization, transnational migration and urban expansion in big cities engender new religious forms and practices and their spatial underpinnings. Space affects urban religious diversity, religious innovations, decline or vitality. But it also shapes the relationships between religion and social equalities. Spanning distances between New York, Delhi and Johannesburg, the book also engages with issues of secularity and religious vitality in genuinely new ways.
Keywords
Religion, Spirituality, Space, Urbanization, Secularization, Globalization, Migration, Religious Communities, Transnationalization, City
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16/11/2012 11:33
Last modification date
20/08/2019 17:03
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