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By Lori G. Beaman,Steven Tomlins

The essays during this booklet not just study the diversity of atheist expression and adventure within the Western context, in addition they discover how neighborhood, nationwide and overseas settings could give a contribution to the shaping of atheist identities. by way of addressing id at those assorted degrees, the publication explores how contributors build their very own atheist—or non-religious—identity, how they build neighborhood and the way identification elements into atheist interplay on the social or institutional degrees. The booklet deals an interdisciplinary comparative method of the research of matters with regards to atheism, equivalent to demography, neighborhood engagement, gender politics, stigmatism and criminal motion. It covers such subject matters as: secularization; the social context of atheism in numerous Western nations; the transferring of atheist identities according to diversified cultural and nationwide contexts; the function 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 criminal reasons. that includes contributions by way of overseas students on the leading edge of atheism experiences, this quantity bargains precise insights into the connection among atheism and identification. it's going to function an invaluable source for teachers, reporters, coverage makers and normal readers drawn to secular and spiritual reports, id building and identification politics in addition to atheism in general.

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