Locating Nonreligion, in Mind, Body and Space: New Research Methods for a New Field

Lee, Lois (2012) Locating Nonreligion, in Mind, Body and Space: New Research Methods for a New Field. Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion, 3 . pp. 135-157. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1163/9789047429470_008) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This paper introduces the general methodological problems facing researchers who wish to account for nonreligion, before identifying the one assumption that researchers are likely to bring to this generally unfamiliar field of enquiry and which is already and demonstrably limiting the scope of research methodologies. The author uses findings from his own research, an exploratory project working with nonreligion and secularity in south east England, to demonstrate that, to the contrary, the latter forms exist and provide alternative possibilities to researchers in the field. The general aim of the chapter is to help open up sociology to the wide-ranging prospects that the study of nonreligion presents, whilst also providing some potential new 'ways in' to this new and broad field of study. The chapter has attempted to clarify the confused concept of nonreligion, a necessary foundation for any research design in the area.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: embodied nonreligion; research methodologies; south east England
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Religious Studies
Depositing User: Lois Lee
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2017 11:18 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2017 16:36 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/60435 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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