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Call for Reviews 6/2017

Read about a really sophisticated idea recently? But not so impressed with these other titles? Itching to comment on both? Great! ZjR provides you with a forum to introduce your critical thoughts on recent publications to a wider public. We are interested in any material relevant to the academic study of religion — be it books, article collections, films and movies, or software.

Only one condition applies: ZjR isn't an advertisement space for poor students reproducing publishers' catalogue blurbs. We want legitimate praise or criticism — based on your analysis and in accordance with ZjR's general guidelines for publishing articles. Here we offer you two formats for writing: (1) You can write an old-school review or (2) an in-depth review essay. Does that wet your appetite?

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If none of the listed titles appealed to you or you already know of a particular book/ movie/ software etc., you want to comment on, you should contact us immediately. If we find your selection interesting and relevant for the academic study of religion, we will endeavour to help you receive a review copy from the publishers. We are specially looking for reviews of introductory books on religious studies / science of religion.

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Suggestions for reviews (selection)

Arens, Edmund, Martin Baumann, and Antonius Liedhegener, eds.
Integrationspotenziale von Religion und Zivilgesellschaft: Theoretische und empirische Befunde. Religion - Wirtschaft - Politik Band 14. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2016.

Benkel, Thorsten, ed.
Die Zukunft des Todes: Heterotopien des Lebensendes. Kulturen der Gesellschaft Band 15. Bielefeld: transcript, 2016.

Cotter, Christopher R.
After world religions: Reconstructing religious studies. 1st ed. Religions in culture. New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis, 2016.

Daniel, Anna
Die Grenzen des Religionsbegriffs: Eine postkoloniale Konfrontation des religionssoziologischen Diskurses. Religionswissenschaft. Bielefeld: transcript, 2016.

Deecke, Moritz
Autobiografie und Ekstase. Außeralltägliches Bewusstsein in narrativer Rekonstruktion. Heidelberger Forschungen, Band 40. Heidelberg: Carl-Winter-Universitätsverlag, 2016.

Elwert, Frederik
Religion als Ressource und Restriktion im Integrationsprozess: Eine Fallstudie zu Biographien freikirchlicher Russlanddeutscher. Veröffentlichungen der Sektion Religionssoziologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2015.

Jahn, Sarah
Götter hinter Gittern. Die Religionsfreiheit im Strafvollzug der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Frankfurt am Main: Campus, 2017.

Kirsch, Anja
Weltanschauung als Erzählkultur: Zur Konstruktion von Religion und Sozialismus in Staatsbürgerkundeschulbüchern der DDR. Critical Studies in Religion/Religionswissenschaft: Vanderhoeck & Ruprecht, 2016.

Königstedt, Christiane
Frankreich und seine ›Sekten‹: Konfliktdynamiken zwischen Katholizismus, Laizismus und Religionsfreiheit. Religionswissenschaft 4. Bielefeld: transcript, 2016.

Lehmann, Karsten.
Religious NGOs in international relations: The construction of 'the religious' and 'the secular'. Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics. Basingstoke: Taylor & Francis Ltd, 2016.

Martin, Luther H
Conversations and controversies in the scientific study of religion: Collaborative and co-authored essays. Supplements to method & theory in the study of religion 4. Boston: Brill, 2016.

Neumaier, Anna
religion@home? Religionsbezogene Online-Plattformen und ihre Nutzung: Eine Untersuchung zu neuen Formen gegenwärtiger Religiosität. Religion in der Gesellschaft 39. Würzburg: Ergon 2016.

Oliveira, Christian D. M. de
Religious Tourism and Heritage in Brazil. SpringerBriefs in Latin American Studies. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2016.

Rettig, Hanna
Making Missionaries – Junge Evangelikale und ihre Mission. Ethnografie einer Jugendorganisation auf Reisen. Religionswissenschaft. Bielefeld: transcript, 2017.

Salim, Delmus P.
The Transnational and the Local in the Politics of Islam: The Case of West Sumatra, Indonesia. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2015.

Segal, Robert A., and Kocku v. Stuckrad
Vocabulary for the study of religion. 3 vols. Leiden: Koninklijke Brill NV, 2015.

Steffen, Oliver
Religion in Games. Eine Methode für die religionswissenschaftliche Digitalspielforschung. Transformierte Religionen. Berlin: Reimers, 2017.

Tarusarira, Joram
Reconciliation and religio-political non-conformism in Zimbabwe. Religion in modern Africa. London, New York: Routledge, 2016.

Walter, Monika
Der verschwundene Islam? Für eine andere Kulturgeschichte Westeuropas. 1, 2016. Paderborn: Fink, Wilhelm, 2016.

Weiß, Sabrina
Migrantengemeinden im Wandel. Eine Fallstudie zu koreanischen Gemeinden in Nordrhein-Westfalen. Kultur und soziale Praxis. Bielefeld: transcript, 2017.

Wijsen, Frans Jozef Servaas
Making religion: Theory and practice in the discursive study of religion. Supplements to method & theory in the study of religion 4 // volume 4. Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2016.

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