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Handbook for Religion and Social Institutions is written for sociologists who study a variety of sub-disciplines and are interested in recent studies and theoretical approaches that relate religious variables to their particular area of interest. The handbook focuses on several major themes:
- Social Institutions such as Politics, Economics, Education, Health and Social Welfare
- Family and the Life Cycle
- Social Control
- Religion as a Social Institution and in a Global Perspective
This handbook will be of interest to social scientists including sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists, and other researchers whose study brings them in contact with the study of religion and its impact on social institutions.
Religion and Social Institutions.- Politics and Social Movements.- Economy.- Education.- Social Welfare.- Family and Life Cycle.- Family.- Adolescence.- Aging.- Religion and Inequality.- Race/Ethnicity.- Social Class.- Gender.- Religion and Social Control.- Law.- Crime/Deviance.- Adolescent Delinquency.- Religion and Culture.- Sport.- Media.- Technology.- Religion as a Social Institution.- Church Membership in America: Trends and Explanations.- Denominationalism/Congregationalism.- Religious Leadership/Clergy.- Religion and Social Institutions in a Global/Transnational Perspective.- Immigration.- Globalization.