Providing students with the opportunity to read from primary texts, this valuable supplement presents theories as interpretive tools, useful for understanding a multifaceted, ever-shifting social world. Emphasis is given to the working world, to the roles and responsibilities of citizenship, and to social relationships. A concluding chapter addresses globalization and its challenges.
Religion, once a neglected topic in migration studies, is todayseen as a crucially important aspect of the immigrant experience.For some - particularly those focusing on religion in North America- religion has been portrayed as a vital resource for manyimmigrants engaged in the essential identity work required inadjusting to the receiving society. For others - particularly thosewho have focused on Muslim immigrants in Western Europe - religiontends to be depicted as a source of conflict rather than one ofcomfort and consolation.
In a judicious, engaging, and highly readable account, this booksorts through these contrasting viewpoints, pointing to an approachthat will assist upper-level students and scholars alike in puttingthese competing analyses into perspective.
After an introduction to the many facets of religion and key theories for its study, the book examines central themes such as changes in religious life in the United States; the intersections between religion, social class, and power and between gender, sexuality, and religion; globalization and religion; religion in mass media; and more. The third edition features new material on the relationship of race and ethnicity to religion, the perceived rises of both secularism and fundamentalism, and the role of religion in public debates on sexuality.
Sociology of Religion addresses both the foundations of the field and the profound changes it has undergone, placing new examples against their historical background. Charts, photos, down-to-earth examples, and a readable style make the book an ideal introduction for students.
As the authors state in Chapter 1, "the movement of people across national borders represents one of the most vivid dramas of social reality in the contemporary world." This comparative text examines contemporary immigration across the globe, focusing on 20 major nations. Noted scholars Peter Kivisto and Thomas Faist introduce students to important topics of inquiry at the heart of the field, including
Movement: Explores the theories of migration using a historical perspective of the modern world.
Settlement: Provides clarity concerning the controversial matter of immigrant incorporation and refers to the varied ways immigrants come to be a part of a new society.
Control: Focuses on the politics of immigration and examines the role of states in shaping how people choose to migrate.
Key FeaturesProvides comprehensive coverage of topics not covered in other texts, such as state and immigration control, focusing on policies created to control migratory flow and evolving views of citizenshipOffers a global portrait of contemporary immigration, including a demographic overview of today's cross-border moversOffers critical assessments of the achievements of the field to dateEncourages students to rethink traditional views about the distinction between citizen and alien in this global ageSuggests paths for future research and new theoretical developments
The six empirical studies in this volume are divided between those examining how citizens respond to immigrants—including right-wing populists, pragmatic multiculturalists, and immigrant advocates—and how immigrants in turn attempt to integrate into the receiving society. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Intercultural Studies.
The Trump phenomenon must be viewed as a manifestation of right-wing populism, a movement which has serious implications for democratic values and practices, and this book examines how it took hold in America to put one of the most controversial presidents ever elected into the White House.
Offers an analytical assessment of the various thematicdiscourses and provides guidance in pulling together those discretethemes into a larger, more comprehensive framework
Identifies the four broadly conceived themes that shape themany discourses on contemporary citizenship – inclusion,erosion, withdrawal, and expansion
Includes a thorough introduction to the subject