By Lori G. Beaman,Steven Tomlins

The essays during this booklet not just research the diversity of atheist expression and event within the Western context, additionally they discover how neighborhood, nationwide and overseas settings may possibly give a contribution to the shaping of atheist identities. via addressing id at those various degrees, the ebook explores how members build their very own atheist—or non-religious—identity, how they build neighborhood and the way identification components into atheist interplay on the social or institutional degrees. The e-book deals an interdisciplinary comparative method of the research of matters with regards to atheism, reminiscent of demography, neighborhood engagement, gender politics, stigmatism and criminal motion. It covers such topics as: secularization; the social context of atheism in a number of Western international locations; the moving of atheist identities according to various cultural and nationwide contexts; the position of atheism in multicultural settings; how the framework of “reasonable lodging” applies to atheism; interactions and relationships among atheism and faith and the way atheism is represented for political and felony reasons. that includes contributions by means of overseas students on the leading edge of atheism reports, this quantity deals specified insights into the connection among atheism and id. it is going to function an invaluable source for teachers, reporters, coverage makers and basic readers drawn to secular and non secular reviews, identification building and id politics in addition to atheism in general.

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