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Religion and the demographic revolution : women and secularisation in Canada, Ireland, UK and USA since the 1960s

Author: Callum G Brown
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Series: Studies in modern British religious history.
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In an innovative 'turn back' from postmodern theory and method, Callum Brown reasserts the importance of people's own liberal desires for freedom and moral rectitude based on a sense of common humanity rather than dogma. In a comparative study looking at Britain, Ireland, Canada and the USA, he shows how secularisation has not been limited to religious decline but has invoked a revolutionary demography based on the  Read more...
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Brown, Callum G.
Religion and the Demographic Revolution : Women and Secularisation in Canada, Ireland, UK and USA since the 1960s.
Woodbridge : Boydell & Brewer Ltd., ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Callum G Brown
ISBN: 9781782040682 1782040684 9781843837923 1843837927 9781283836586 1283836580
OCLC Number: 889953112
Notes: Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 11 Apr 2014).
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Contents: Frontcover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; Overview; Religious history; Demographic history; Thinking about demography and secularisation; Book aims; 2 The sixties; Crisis? What crisis?; Gradualism: the theory of secularisation and its critics; The fifties; The sixties; Conceptualising the people of no religion; Conclusion; 3 Religious change; Introduction; Measuring change; Church attendance; Church membership and adherence; Belief; Identity: the growth of non-religion; Conclusion; 4 Sex and religion; Introduction; Debating sex and religion. The sexual revolution: gay liberationThe sexual revolution: premarital sex; Sex and religion: the survey evidence; Conclusion; 5 Family and religion; Introduction; Marriage; Birth; Conclusion; 6 The economy and women's religion; Introduction; Economics and religion; Education and religion; Women and work; Conclusion; 7 The decision-makers; The secular revolution; The demographic revolution; A gendered model of secularisation; The rise of the people of no religion; Bibliography; Index; Backcover.
Series Title: Studies in modern British religious history.
Responsibility: Callum G. Brown.

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