Notes on revisions and additions


Chapter 8      Culture [heavily revised chapter]

Again at the advice of reviewers, I decided to jettison the chapter on contemporary religions. That is another set of issues, that don’t harmonise as well with the rest of the book as I would like. So I am creating a new final chapter, focused around this core concept of culture. This includes a nod to visual and material culture, and will update my discussion of the idea of popular culture which used to be in chapter 2. In many ways it will hopefully draw together the various bits of the book, such as issues of power, gender, ethnicity and beliefs, practice, rituals, and texts. I am also going to bring in materials on media and religion (e.g. mediatisation of religion, religion and contemporary media).


Links to notes on:

Chapter 1        Religion Some Basics

Chapter 2        Power

Chapter 3        Gender

Chapter 4        Race / Ethnicity [new chapter]

Chapter 5        Belief

Chapter 6        Ritual

Chapter 7        Texts