Special Issue "Glocal Religions"
A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2015).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Glocal religions involve the blending or fusion of global religious expression with local particularity. This fusion can take a variety of forms and can be expressed in different cultural milieus and historical eras. Under the heading of glocal religion are included various forms of religious or cultural syncretism. Examples include forms of indigenous religion or transnational religious groups or nationalized religious forms of belonging. While there are many forms of hybrid religiosity a glocal religious form requires that one facet of this hybridity is taken from a local setting or context. This Special Issue’s goal is to explore different facets of glocal religion. It invites papers that focus on global-local or glocal religion. Contributions from all religious traditions and all continents are welcome. The theme of glocal religion has been in circulation for several years and under a variety of labels (syncretism, hybrid religion, vernacular religion, etc.). This Special Issue aims to offer the opportunity to focus the various approaches more intensely into this particular area of inquiry and to advance and relate arguments within the literature in order to offer a comprehensive treatment of this research agenda.
The participants of session on Glocal Religions of the 2015 ISSR congress are invited to publish their extended conference papers in this Special Issue without Article Processing Charges.
Session Title: Glocal Religions, for the 2015 biannual congress of the International Society for Sociology of Religion
Deadline for paper proposals: 15 December 2014
For more information, please visit the conference website at http://www.sisr-issr.org/English/Conferences/Conferences.htm
Dr. Victor Roudometof
Victor Roudometof. Globalization and Orthodox Christianity: The transformations of a religious tradition. London and New York: Routledge, 2014.
Victor Roudometof. ‘The Glocalizations of Eastern Orthodox Christianity.’ European Journal of Social Theory 2013 (16) 2: 226-45.
R. Robertson & W. Garret, eds. Religion and the Global Order. New York: Paragon, 1991.
Manuel A. Vasquez, and Marie F. Marquardt. Globalizing the Sacred: Religion across the Americas. Rutgers University Press, 2003.
Peter Beyer. Religion in the Context of Globalization. London and New York: Routledge, 2013.
Margit Warburg. Citizens of the World: A History and Sociology of the Bahaʹis from a Globalisation. Leiden: Brill, 2006.
Ugo Dessi. Japanese Religions and Globalization. London: Routledge, 2013.
P. Levitt. God Needs No Passport: Immigrants and the Changing American Religious Landscape. The New Press, 2007.
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