HYBRID RELIGIOUS IDENTITIES - METHODOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS

This session focuses on the methodological implications of hybrid identities, and the way in which hybrid religious identities can be explored methodologically.

The question of how to study contemporary religious identities constitutes a core issue in contemporary sociology of religion. The diverse life-styles and values in multi-religious societies result in increasing awareness of the multitude of ways in which religious identities are articulated and lived both inside and outside of traditional organizational settings. Studies in the sociology of religion have started to explore the complex and situational character of hybrid identities. Hybrid religious identities characterized by, for example, identification to several religious traditions or dimensions of non-religion, often challenge established measures of religion. This session focuses on the methodological implications of hybrid identities, and the way in which hybrid religious identities can be explored methodologically. We invite papers that present new empirical findings on hybrid religious identities from various national and cultural settings and/or discuss methodological development for further studies of this area.

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ORGANIZER:

MARIA KLINGENBERG

Uppsala University, Sweden

maria.klingenberg@teol.uu.se

 

 

 

 

Published Feb. 14, 2018 1:15 PM