SOS2700 - Syllabus/achievement requirements

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BOOK: Furseth, Inger and Pål Repstad 2006. An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion. Classical and Contemporary Perspectives. Aldershot: Ashgate.(ch. 1-2, 5-12) (188 p.)

Religion in contemporary societies: secularization, post- secularity or religious complexity?

*Berger, Peter L. 1999. The Desecularization of the World: A Global Overview. I The Desecularization of the World. Resurgent Reigion and World Politics, edited by Peter L. Berger, 1-18. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm B. Eerdmans. (18 p.)

*Casanova, José 1994. Public Religions in the Modern World. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 3-39 (Introduction, ch. 1) (37 p.)

BOOK: Furseth, Inger (ed.) 2015. Religionens tilbakekomst i offentligheten? Religion, politikk, stat og sivilsamfunn i Norge siden 1980-tallet. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget. (186 p.)
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@Habermas, Jurgen 2006. Religion in the Public Sphere. European Journal of Philosophy 14(1): 1-25. (26 p.) Available online

Fundamentalism and radicalization

@Blee, Kathleen M. and Kimberly A. Creasap 2010. Conservative and Rightwing Movements. Annual Review of Sociology 36: 269-286. (18 p.)

*Bruce, Steve 2008. Fundamentalism. 2 ed. Cambridge: Polity. (Ch. 1) (14 p.)

*Furseth, Inger 2011. Why in the City? Explaining Urban Fundamentalism. In Nezar AlSayyad and Mejgan Massoumi (eds.) The Fundamentalist City? Religiosity and the Remaking of Urban Space, 27-50. London: Routledge. (24 p.).

@Gardell, Mattias. 2014. Crusader Dreams: Oslo 22/7, Islamophobia, and the Quest for a Monocultural Europe. Terrorism and Political Violence 26(1): 129-155 (27 p.)

@Gupta, Dpankar 2007. Citizens versus People: The Politics of Majortarianism and Marginalization in Democratic India. Sociology of Religion 68(1): 27-44.(18 p.)

@Hegghammer, Thomas 2012. The recruiter’s dilemma: Signalling and rebel recruitment tactics. Journal of Peace Research 50(1): 3-16. (14 p.)

@Kirby, Aidan 2007. The London Bombers as “Self-Starters”: A Case Study in Indigenous Radicalization and the Emergence of Autonomous Cliques”. Studies in Conflict & Terrorism 30: 415-428. (14 p.)

@Klausen, Jytte 2015. Tweeting the Jihad: Social Media Networks of Western Foreign Fighters in Syria and Iraq. Studies in Conflict & Terrorism 38(1): 1-22. (22 p.)

@Minkenberg, Michael 2006. Repression and reaction: militant democracy and the radical right in Germany and France. Patterns of Prejudice 40(1): 25-44.(20 p.)

@ Røislien, Hanne Eggen 2007. Living with Contradiction: Examining the Worldview of the Jewish Settlers in Hebron. International Journal of Conflict and Violence 1(2): 169-184.(15p.)

@Wiktorowicz, Quintan 2002. Islamic Activism and Social Movement Theory: A New Direction for Research. Mediterranean Politics 7(3): 187-211. (25 p.)

Religious violence

*Hall, John R. 2003 Religion and violence: Social Processes in Comparative Perspective. In Michele Dillon (ed.) Handbook of the Sociology of Religion, 359-384. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (23 p.)

BOOK: Juergensmeyer, Mark 2003. Terror in the Mind of God. The Global Rise of Religious Violence. 3. ed. Berkeley: University of California Press (243 p.).


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