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Publisher: Equinox Publishing   (Total: 30 journals)   [Sort by number of followers]

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Australian Religion Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Buddhist Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Bulletin for the Study of Religion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Communication & Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.167, CiteScore: 0)
Comparative Islamic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Fieldwork in Religion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Gender and Language     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.184, CiteScore: 0)
Health and Social Care Chaplaincy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Implicit Religion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Speech Language and the Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.285, CiteScore: 1)
J. for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism     Hybrid Journal  
J. for the Cognitive Science of Religion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
J. for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.236, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Cognitive Historiography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
J. of Contemporary Archaeology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.517, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Glacial Archaeology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
J. of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
J. of Islamic Archaeology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
J. of Mediterranean Archaeology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.699, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Research Design and Statistics in Linguistics and Communication Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
J. of World Popular Music     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.144, CiteScore: 0)
Jazz Research J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
PentecoStudies: An Interdisciplinary J. for Research on the Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.134, CiteScore: 0)
Perfect Beat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.192, CiteScore: 0)
Pomegranate : The Intl. J. of Pagan Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Popular Music History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Religions of South Asia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Religious Studies and Theology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Sociolinguistic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.152, CiteScore: 0)
Writing & Pedagogy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
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Fieldwork in Religion
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.101
Number of Followers: 14  
  Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
ISSN (Print) 1743-0615 - ISSN (Online) 1743-0623
Published by Equinox Publishing Homepage  [30 journals]
  • Ethics and Fieldwork
    • Authors: George D. Chryssides
      PubDate: 2018-03-05
      Issue No: Vol. 12 (2018)
  • Moberg, M. 2015. Christian Metal: History, Ideology, Scene. London:
           Bloomsbury. xii + 188pp. £21.99. ISBN: 978-1-4726-7983-6 (pbk).
    • Authors: Liam M. Sutherland
      PubDate: 2018-03-05
      Issue No: Vol. 12 (2018)
  • Partridge, Christopher and Marcus Moberg (eds) 2017. The Bloomsbury
           Handbook of Religion and Popular Music. London: Bloomsbury. xiv + 403pp.
           £130.00. ISBN: 978-1-4742-3733-8 (hbk).
    • Authors: Barbara Pemberton
      PubDate: 2018-03-05
      Issue No: Vol. 12 (2018)
  • Sullivan, B. (ed.) 2015. Sacred Objects in Secular Spaces: Exhibiting
           Asian Religions in Museums. London: Bloomsbury. vi + 184pp. ISBN:
           978-1-4725-9081-7 £65.00 (hbk); ISBN: 978-1-4725- 9083-1 £19.99
    • Authors: Amy Whitehead
      PubDate: 2018-03-05
      Issue No: Vol. 12 (2018)
  • Robinson, Simon. 2017. The Spirituality of Responsibility: Fethullah
           Gülen and Islamic Thought. London: Bloomsbury. 210pp. ISBN:
           978-1-3500-0928 £85.00 (hbk); ISBN: 978-1-3500-0931-8 £26.09 (ePDF);
           ISBN: 978-1-3500-0930-1 £26.09 (ePub).
    • Authors: Clyde Forsberg
      PubDate: 2018-03-05
      Issue No: Vol. 12 (2018)
  • Risk-Aversion or Ethical Responsibility' Towards a New Research Ethics
    • Authors: Stephen Jacobs, Alan Apperley
      Abstract: Ethics seems to be of increasing concern for researchers in Higher Education Institutes and funding bodies demand ever more transparent and robust ethics procedures. While we agree that an ethical approach to fieldwork in religion is critical, we take issue with the approach that ethics committees and reviews adopt in assessing the ethicality of proposed research projects. We identify that the approach to research ethics is informed by consequentialism – the consequences of actions, and Kantianism – the idea of duty. These two ethical paradigms are amenable to the prevailing audit culture of HE. We argue that these ethical paradigms, while might be apposite for bio-medical research, are not appropriate for fieldwork in religion. However, because ethics should be a crucial consideration for all research, it is necessary to identify a different approach to ethical issues arising in ethnographic research. We suggest that a virtue ethics approach – concerned with character – is much more consistent with the situated, relational and ongoing nature of ethnographic research.
      PubDate: 2018-01-28
      Issue No: Vol. 12 (2018)
  • The Ethics of Conducting Virtual Ethnography on Visual Platforms
    • Authors: Kayla Renée Wheeler
      Abstract: For scholars, the internet provides a space to study diverse groups of people across the world and can be a useful way to bypass physical gender segregation and travel constraints. Despite the potential for new insights into people’s everyday life and increased attention from scholars, there is no standard set of ethics for conducting virtual ethnography on visually based platforms, like YouTube and Instagram. While publicly accessible social media posts are often understood to be a part of the public domain and thus do not require a researcher to obtain a user’s consent before publishing data, caution must be taken when studying members of a vulnerable community, especially those who have a history of surveillance, like African-American Muslims. Using a womanist approach, the author provides recommendations for studying vulnerable religious groups online, based on a case study of a YouTube channel, Muslimah2Muslimah, operated by two African-American Muslim women. The article provides an important contribution to the field of media studies because the author discusses a “dead” online community, where users no longer comment on the videos and do not maintain their own profiles, making obtaining consent difficult and the potential risks of revealing information to an unknown community hard to gauge.
      PubDate: 2018-01-28
      Issue No: Vol. 12 (2018)
  • Dressing the Part: Ethics of Insider/Outsider Attire for the Ethnography
           of American-Jewish Niddah
    • Authors: Isobel-Marie Johnston
      Abstract: A researcher with conservative clothing style could potentially confuse the women with whom she conducts research on contemporary Niddah practices, inviting accusations of unethically misrepresenting oneself to both the liberal and Orthodox communities in the Greater Phoenix Valley of Arizona, USA where the research will be conducted. This article reflects three years of wrestling with this dilemma, which has enabled the author to articulate and refine her current stance regarding researcher attire and broader ethical issues concerning power and representation in ethnographic research, as informed by her studies in critical ethnography and feminist methodologies. Drawing on Dwight Conquergood’s and D. Soyini Madison’s articulations of critical ethnography, the quality of the author’s ethnographic engagement leading up to the interviews should decode one’s attire and clarify questions about the researcher’s position, bias, and integrity. This methodology expresses itself through ethnographic strategies and interpersonal interactions with members of the communities. Additionally, this methodology requires the author and the community members to be mutually candid concerning their questions about their own menstrual practices, sex life, marital histories, and religious perspectives. More than establishing trust in the author’s emotional honesty and integrity as an academic, such candour levels the interviewer–interviewee playing field, critical for research touching on marital dynamics and sex lives. This integrates critical ethnography and interactive interview processes in terms of collaborative knowledge construction. These critical ethnographic and feminist methodologies further demand that this same degree of candour in academic communications, trust and interpersonal integrity should determine the matrix that produces the research and the researcher’s relationship with the Greater Phoenix Jewish community.
      PubDate: 2018-01-28
      Issue No: Vol. 12 (2018)
  • The Other Ethical Approval: The Importance of Being “Islamic”
    • Authors: Abdul-Azim Ahmed
      Abstract: The researcher, in carrying the name of the institution, is bound to an ethical standard of behaviour; standards which are maintained through ethical approval that researchers must obtain from their departments before conducting research. There exists another form of ethical approval a fieldworker must obtain, that of their research participants. This Other Ethical Approval is often related to access; a participant must consider the researcher to have integrity in order to allow them the privileged insight into their own lives and behaviours. The article outlines and explores this secondary ethical approval derived from the author’s experience of conducting research as a doctoral student. It is argued that being attentive and conscious of the ethical standards of the research field can only improve the quality and rigour of the research, and is increasingly important in spaces where access is not easily obtained. After outlining the research project, there follows a statement of ethics as the author encountered and negotiated it in the field. It is expressed through statements derived from Islamic sacred texts, structured in a similar way to statements of ethics produced by scholarly associations such as the American Anthropological Association. This reflexive account will be of value to researchers interested in British Muslim studies, as well as to scholars researching contemporary religious communities more generally, who need ethical approval from their research participants.
      PubDate: 2018-01-28
      Issue No: Vol. 12 (2018)
  • Ethical Scholars and Unethical Committees: Ethics and Fieldwork in the
           Study of Religion
    • Authors: George D. Chryssides
      Abstract: In most education institutions, research involving human subjects requires to be scrutinized by an ethics committee. After outlining the history of research ethics and codes of practice, the author draws on his own experience of research on Jehovah’s Witnesses, examining issues of consent, disclosure, respect for informants, and confidentiality. It is argued that institutional ethics committees tend to apply a biomedical model of research, which is inappropriate in the study of religion. Several problems in the operation of research committees are identified, such as their typical adversarial stance, the frequent lack of appropriate qualifications among members, and their failure to recognize the ways in which research in religion is conducted. Ethical considerations are not limited to fieldwork, and the author argues the need to recognize the wider aspects of research, and to note the ways in which other organizations address ethical issues. Such organizations include religious communities themselves, business companies, and a few universities who have developed a concern for their wider social responsibility. Although there remains a place for ethics committees, they can themselves operate in an unethical manner, and need to take a more humane and realistic account of research methods in the study of religion.
      PubDate: 2018-01-28
      Issue No: Vol. 12 (2018)
  • Renegade Researchers, Radical Religions, Recalcitrant Ethics Boards:
           Towards the “McDonaldization” of Social Research in North America
    • Authors: Susan J. Palmer
      Abstract: Since the rise of the new “ethics culture” in the USA and Canada, there has been a noticeable decline in field research on new, controversial religions and social movements. This study examines some of the new administrative obstacles to research, as experienced by twelve researchers in the course of negotiations with their ethics boards (“REBs” in Canada, “IRBs” in the U.S.) for ethics approval regarding projects involving “human subjects”. The twelve informants’ critiques of their ethics committees, conveyed in interviews, fall into eight categories: (1) unnecessary delays; (2) poor communication skills; (3) excessive concern for potential risk; (4) impeding spontaneity and flexibility in field research; (5) secrecy, immunity and lack of accountability; (6) the hierarchical relationship; (7) REBs exceeding their mandate; (8) disregard for the well-being of human subjects. On the basis of these interviews (and previous studies), the strategic responses of North American researchers to obstacles posed by ethics committees might be analyzed as corresponding to four types: capitulation, adjustment, resistance and reform. While capitulation appears to be a common response among graduate students, resistance appears to be widely practised among experienced researchers, who cooperate deceptively through “benign fabrication” or “gamesmanship”. This study explores the implications of the rise of this rapidly evolving “moral bureaucracy”, criticized by scholars for inhibiting field research through the delaying or halting of research projects, distorting methodologies, and discouraging initiative and originality. Finally, it is argued that the ethical concern for potential harm to human subjects must be balanced with the right of minority groups to be heard; to tell “their side of the story”.
      PubDate: 2018-01-28
      Issue No: Vol. 12 (2018)
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