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  Subjects -> SOCIAL SERVICES AND WELFARE (Total: 224 journals)
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Journal of Personality and Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 351)
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 183)
Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 160)
Social Policy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 138)
Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 94)
British Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 79)
Violence and Victims     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 75)
New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 73)
International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 70)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 65)
International Journal of Social Research Methodology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61)
Journal of Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59)
Personality and Social Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53)
Critical Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Health & Social Care In the Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
Safer Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
European Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Quality in Ageing and Older Adults     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Journal of Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Journal of European Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Mental Health and Social Inclusion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Qualitative Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
European Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Global Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Advances in Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 36)
European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Social Policy & Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Clinical Social Work Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Research on Social Work Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Social Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Science and Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Occupational Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Social Philosophy and Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Community, Work & Family     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Social Work Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Critical and Radical Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
Human Service Organizations Management, Leadership and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Ethics and Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Social Justice Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Mental Health and Substance Use: dual diagnosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Self and Identity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
The Milbank Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
International Social Science Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Family Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Philosophy & Social Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Language and Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Qualitative Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Community Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
International Journal of Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
International Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology     Partially Free   (Followers: 20)
Research on Language and Social Interaction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Social Cognition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Australian Journal of Emergency Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Social Work & Social Sciences Review     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Housing Policy Debate     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Asian Journal of Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Social and Personality Psychology Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Adoption & Fostering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Integrated Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Social Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Critical Policy Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
European Review of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Comparative Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Australian Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Social Work Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Policy Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Practice: Social Work in Action     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Social Work Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Social Behavior and Personality : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Social Work Education: The International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Public Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Grief Matters : The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Society and Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Canadian Social Work Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Forensic Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Contemporary Rural Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Families in Society : The Journal of Contemporary Social Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Social Service Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Learning in Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Psychoanalytic Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Social Choice and Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Accessibility and Design for All     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Community Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Social Science Japan Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Research on Economic Inequality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Race and Social Problems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Asian Social Work and Policy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Mortality: Promoting the interdisciplinary study of death and dying     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Health and Social Care Chaplaincy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Social Security Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Prevention & Intervention Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Service social     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Partner Abuse     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Policy Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
European Journal of Social Security     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Social Development in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Social Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Social Influence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Social Semiotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Social Work With Groups     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Care Services Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Australasian Policing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Nordic Social Work Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Global Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
African Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Third World Planning Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Australian Journal of Social Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Just Policy: A Journal of Australian Social Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Northwestern Journal of Law & Social Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Australian Ageing Agenda     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Nouvelles pratiques sociales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Care Management Journals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
African Journal of Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Review of Social Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
African Safety Promotion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Communities, Children and Families Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
ACOSS Papers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Healthcare Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Youth Studies Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Nusantara of Research: Jurnal Hasil-hasil Penelitian Universitas Nusantara PGRI Kediri     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Third Sector Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Public Policy and Aging Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Counsellor (The)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Social Action : The Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology     Free   (Followers: 3)
Social Work and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Comparative Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of East Asian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Human Rights and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Sociedade e Estado     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Australasian Journal of Human Security     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Disability Management Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
National Emergency Response     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Parity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal for Specialists in Group Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australian Journal on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Developmental Child Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Groupwork     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Mundos do Trabalho     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Em Pauta : Teoria Social e Realidade Contemporânea     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
HOLISTICA ? Journal of Business and Public Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Geopolitical, Social Security and Freedom Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Islamic Counseling : Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling Islam     Open Access  
Tidsskriftet Norges Barnevern     Full-text available via subscription  
Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning     Open Access  
Tidsskrift for omsorgsforskning     Open Access  
Nordisk välfärdsforskning | Nordic Welfare Research     Open Access  
Socialinė teorija, empirija, politika ir praktika     Open Access  
Revista Serviço Social em Perspectiva     Open Access  
ConCienciaSocial     Open Access  
Bakti Budaya     Open Access  
Voces desde el Trabajo Social     Open Access  
Janus Sosiaalipolitiikan ja sosiaalityön tutkimuksen aikakauslehti     Open Access  
Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare : Finjehew     Open Access  
Leidfaden : Fachmagazin für Krisen, Leid, Trauer     Hybrid Journal  
Kontext : Zeitschrift für Systemische Therapie und Familientherapie     Hybrid Journal  
Prospectiva : Revista de Trabajo Social e Intervención Social     Open Access  
International Journal of Care and Caring     Hybrid Journal  
Volunteer Management Report     Full-text available via subscription  
Social Work / Maatskaplike Werk     Open Access  
Argumentum     Open Access  
Indonesian Journal of Guidance and Counseling     Open Access  
Trabajo Social Global - Global Social Work     Open Access  
Journal of Danubian Studies and Research     Open Access  
Maltrattamento e abuso all’infanzia     Full-text available via subscription  
unsere jugend     Full-text available via subscription  
Pedagogia i Treball Social : Revista de Cičncies Socials Aplicades     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Trabajo Social     Open Access  
Revista Internacional De Seguridad Social     Hybrid Journal  
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access  
Soziale Passagen     Hybrid Journal  
Tempo Social     Open Access  

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Social Compass
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Number of Followers: 7  
 
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ISSN (Print) 0037-7686 - ISSN (Online) 1461-7404
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  • Aiming for the good life: A study of two BAPS-led youth programmes in
           India

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      Authors: Hanna H KIM
      Abstract: Social Compass, Ahead of Print.
      This article explores two youth programmes, YTK (Yuvati/Yuvak Talim Kendra) and IPDC (Integrated Personality Development Course), created by BAPS (Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha), a global Hindu community. Both programmes rest on BAPS’s vision of the good life while recognising globally circulating ideas of success that associate economic mobility with self-motivated and disciplined workers. In the context of neoliberalising India, BAPS programmes provide a toolkit for attaining devotional objectives and aspirational success where each depends on refashioning the self into an optimised ideal. BAPS’s emphasis on the continuous and affectively intensive work of self-making in order to attain devotional goals draws attention to the translatability of devotional labour to those market arenas that demand affective responsiveness and flexibility. The youth programmes highlight the global discourse of self-improvement, filtered through BAPS conceptions of self in relation to others and point to the continued salience of religion in entrepreneurial times.
      Citation: Social Compass
      PubDate: 2023-11-22T12:14:32Z
      DOI: 10.1177/00377686231203829
       
  • The political integration of the Tunisian Ennahdha party in the light of
           the notions of civil state and civil party

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      Authors: Alia GANA, Ester SIGILLÒ
      Abstract: Social Compass, Ahead of Print.
      This article investigates the notions of ‘civil state’ and ‘civil party’ as constructed by the Tunisian Islamist party Ennahdha through its process of ‘specialization’ in partisan action and its interactions with both ‘secular’ forces and the different groups composing – or are associated with it. The various conceptualizations of these notions reveal a multilayered political group, seeking to adapt to the new political environment by recombining the links between religious and political activities. Analyzing the debates that led in 2014 to the constitutionalization of the civil nature of the state and the controversies surrounding religiously inspired bills, as well as interviews with the various actors involved, we show how the reconfiguration of the Islamist movement into two components, a civil party specialized in politics and a faith-based civil society, does not imply a clear separation of state and religion, but rather the affirmation of a civil state inspired by Islamic values.
      Citation: Social Compass
      PubDate: 2023-11-20T09:46:41Z
      DOI: 10.1177/00377686231210134
       
  • Les attitudes des Spirituels mais non religieux envers les relations
           homosexuelles et les rôles de genre

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      Authors: Sarah WILKINS-LAFLAMME
      Abstract: Social Compass, Ahead of Print.
      In 2008 and 2018, the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) asked respondents from 44 countries if they self-identify as ‘I don’t follow a religion, but consider myself to be a spiritual person interested in the sacred or the supernatural’ (Spiritual But Not Religious, SBNR). This paper compares issue positions on same-sex relations and gender roles between SBNR respondents and religiously active, marginally affiliated and nonreligious and nonspiritual respondents. Previous studies show that more religious individuals tend to hold more right-leaning stances on many sociopolitical issues, due to more conservative religious and political socialization as well as influences from surrounding social environments. However, these previous studies have not looked at the potentially distinct category of SBNR. Our study finds that progressive attitudes extend to both the SBNR and the nonreligious and nonspiritual, the attitudes among respondents of both these categories being very similar when it comes to same-sex relations and gender roles.
      Citation: Social Compass
      PubDate: 2023-10-16T08:18:27Z
      DOI: 10.1177/00377686231200978
       
  • Russian Orthodox framing of abortion in online journalism on religion

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      Authors: Caroline HILL
      Abstract: Social Compass, Ahead of Print.
      When making public statements about abortion, those serving in the Russian Orthodox Church are beholden to the legacy of the Soviet health care system and the need to connect with audiences whose religious sentiments are largely nominal. This article explores framing of abortion by clerics and others serving in the Church in 150 Russian online newspaper articles. Said framing was analyzed according to typologies from prior research of morality policy and church-state relations in Russia. The frequency with which these frames were employed was measured and cross-referenced with article genres. The results show that rational-instrumental frames rooted in secular reasoning surpassed religious argumentation and appeals for state intervention, and that frames expressing disillusionment with the Russian government outpaced positive assessments of the state.
      Citation: Social Compass
      PubDate: 2023-10-16T08:16:07Z
      DOI: 10.1177/00377686231198783
       
  • Faith-based social service delivery in a country with low religious
           affiliation: The case of the Czechoslovak Hussite Church

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      Authors: Andrea BELÁŇOVÁ
      Abstract: Social Compass, Ahead of Print.
      Faith-based social service delivery is influenced by the sociocultural conditions in which it transpires. Czechia, as a low religious affiliation country, presents specific conditions for investigating this relationship. This study is based on 10 interviews with CEOs from faith-based organizations related to the Czechoslovak Hussite Church. The findings reveal important differences between perceived meanings of faith, institutionalized religion, and spirituality in relation to social service delivery. The thematic analysis reveals a problematic relationship between these CEOs and the church, with the public presentation of religion among the main issues. All interviewed CEOs understand their social service delivery as their own individual projects and only loosely related to the church. Alternatively, they appreciate its occasional support and religious character, which also provide feelings of distinctiveness. The CEOs present social service delivery as doing everyday religion, but they presume the church sees social service delivery as useful public relations (PR).
      Citation: Social Compass
      PubDate: 2023-10-16T08:12:40Z
      DOI: 10.1177/00377686231198771
       
  • Thinking critically, acting flexibly: Global forms of religiosity among
           millennial Muslim women in the UAE

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      Authors: Joud ALKORANI
      Abstract: Social Compass, Ahead of Print.
      This article analyzes how liberal, American-curriculum universities and neoliberal entrepreneurship centers play a role in shaping the religious subjectivities of millennial Muslim women in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is grounded in 2 years of fieldwork and interviews conducted with middle-class, migrant Muslim women living in the UAE, a highly cosmopolitan urban setting shaped deeply by processes of globalization. Examining how ‘global forms’ materialize in local contexts, the article scrutinizes how the ‘assemblages’ emerging in educational and entrepreneurial contexts play a vital role in shaping women’s practices and sensibilities, conceptualizations of God, and relationships to others. Tracing one woman’s intellectual and religious trajectory through her self-narrative, the article intervenes in debates on the global reach and resonance of American educational ‘imperialism’; the entanglement of religious and entrepreneurial subjectivity; and the contemporary forms of Islamic religiosity in the Middle East.
      Citation: Social Compass
      PubDate: 2023-08-28T06:58:03Z
      DOI: 10.1177/00377686231190755
       
  • North America’s Amish-Mennonites adopt abroad: The ideologies and
           institutional conditions that cracked the homogeneity of an ethnic
           religion

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      Authors: Cory ANDERSON, Jennifer ANDERSON
      Abstract: Social Compass, Ahead of Print.
      Under what social conditions would ethnic sectarians in developed countries engage in inter-country adoption, grafting ethnically diverse children into their homogeneous contexts' In this article, we present a case study of Amish-Mennonite adoption-oriented children’s homes in underdeveloped countries. As the ethnic sectarian, family-oriented, evangelical Amish-Mennonites met little success proselytizing adults, adoption-oriented children’s home allowed adoptive parents to demonstrate their commitment to mission while maintaining sectarian-style control over a child’s socialization. Ultimately, the children’s homes were short lived, coming and going based on larger geo-political dynamics, signaling that this unusual international adoption project is internally motivated but enabled and constrained by larger institutional contexts. Although the actual percentage of inter-country adoptees to Amish-Mennonite homes is small, this case demonstrates that the right combination of values and broader political dynamics create conditions facilitating migration of children from lesser developed countries into wealthy contexts, a process cracking – even if not fully opening – Amish-Mennonite ethnic/racial homogeneity.
      Citation: Social Compass
      PubDate: 2023-08-28T06:51:23Z
      DOI: 10.1177/00377686231185930
       
  • La « sécularisation » des discours et des pratiques en contexte
           

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      Authors: Anca MUNTEANU, Haoues SENIGUER
      Abstract: Social Compass, Ahead of Print.
      By putting in the Moroccan context the concept of ‘multiple secularities’, this paper digs the process of conceptualization of ‘secularization’ at the initiative of the Islamist leader, Saadeddine al-Othmani. The latter supported the acceptability of a secular principle adequate to religion, its symbols and their presence in the political and public space. Through the analysis of his writings as well as of other leaders’ discourses, this article follows the compromises between religious and secular revendications during the process of conceptualization inside the PJD-MUR. Using the theories of ‘secularization’ and ‘de-théologisation’, this study highlights the strategy of ‘rejection’ and ‘adaptation’ developed by the PJD. Rejecting the hypothesis of a linear secularization of Islamist ideology, it also examines the ongoing or incomplete structural mutations resulted from the ‘distinction’ (tamiyyîz) between the party and the movement, as well as between the socio-political spheres.
      Citation: Social Compass
      PubDate: 2023-07-13T11:45:44Z
      DOI: 10.1177/00377686231180380
       
  • Smartphones and the education of religious youth in Indonesia: Highway to
           hell or path of righteousness'

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      Authors: Erica M LARSON
      Abstract: Social Compass, Ahead of Print.
      Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in secondary schools in Manado, Indonesia, this article examines digital infrastructures and their accompanying (im)moral potentialities in the development of Christian and Muslim youth as evaluated by educators. On the one hand, smartphones are portrayed as portals to a globalizing world in which youth might succumb to negative influences (with a particular anxiety surrounding pornography) based on their perceived inchoate moral development and insufficiently strong religious foundation. On the other hand, these teachers and administrators recognize the potential that smartphones have to be used for deepening spiritual engagement, connection, and proselytization. This particular case study offers insights into the ways in which institutions charged with religious and moral development of youth seek to leverage rather than categorically reject mainstream culture, navigating the globalizing influences of the secular world toward the possibility of attaining a greater good.
      Citation: Social Compass
      PubDate: 2023-07-10T10:43:08Z
      DOI: 10.1177/00377686231182251
       
  • Understanding conversion to Jehovism among Indigenous peoples: The case of
           the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg

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      Authors: Arnaud SIMARD-ÉMOND
      Abstract: Social Compass, Ahead of Print.
      Although present in Aboriginal communities since the early 1930s, Jehovism among Indigenous peoples in Canada and the United States has not yet been the subject of any published ethnographic, sociological, or historical study. This article presents the result of the first ethnographic study with Jehovah’s Witnesses among Aboriginal peoples in Canada. From an online field of research spanning over a period of 10 months with Anishinabe (Algonquin) Witnesses from Kitigan Zibi (Outaouais, Quebec), I explore the motivations behind the decision to become a Jehovah’s Witness for the latter. I also show that the first conversions in Kitigan Zibi are mainly due to a dual historical context that created a fertile ground for conversion. Finally, I propose the concept of ‘small-scale conversion’ as another way to conceive the intergenerational transmission of religion.
      Citation: Social Compass
      PubDate: 2023-06-22T10:45:40Z
      DOI: 10.1177/00377686231182499
       
  • I don’t think it ought to be blasphemy: Transing God(s) and
           post-life gender

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      Authors: Ryan T CRAGUN, Bethany GULL
      Abstract: Social Compass, Ahead of Print.
      A growing body of research has begun to explore the religious and spiritual lives of transgender and nonbinary individuals. Missing from prior sociological research on this topic is how individuals outside the gender binary conceptualize the gender of god(s) and their own genders in the afterlife. Using data from a targeted survey of members of transgender listservs and online activist groups, this study explores two specific religious/spiritual beliefs of transgender and nonbinary individuals in comparison to cisgender individuals: (1) their conception of God’s/gods’ gender(s) and (2) their conception of their own gender in the afterlife. Many trans and nonbinary participants report both their future gender and the gender of any god(s) in which they believe as nonbinary, but not exclusively.
      Citation: Social Compass
      PubDate: 2023-06-03T06:26:31Z
      DOI: 10.1177/00377686231176355
       
  • Toward equality: Including non-human animals in studies of lived religion
           and nonreligion

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      Authors: Lori G BEAMAN, Lauren STRUMOS
      Abstract: Social Compass, Ahead of Print.
      This article explores how sociologists of religion can respond to ‘the animal turn’ in studies of lived religion and nonreligion. We begin by considering how sociology has neglected the place of non-human animals and the ‘more than human’ in social life. We then turn to the sociology of religion, where animals have often been devalued or ignored as irrelevant to understanding religion in society. We argue that it is necessary to consider the ways in which human activities are shaped by non-human animals. This does not mean that animals should be thought of as nonreligious or religious. We contend that the failure to incorporate non-human animals in sociological considerations of religion and nonreligion replicates a hierarchical model, which sees human life as above or higher than non-human life and calls our attention to the place of sociological research amid the climate crisis.
      Citation: Social Compass
      PubDate: 2023-05-25T12:10:38Z
      DOI: 10.1177/00377686231170993
       
  • Law and political Islam’s transformations: Egyptian Islamists and the
           notions of a civil state and a religious party

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      Authors: Clément STEUER, Alexis BLOUËT, Naïma BOURAS
      Abstract: Social Compass, Ahead of Print.
      Two notions have been at the center of the Egyptian constitutional debates since 2011: the ‘civil state’ and the ‘religious party’. The Muslim Brothers have played on the ambiguity of the notion of a ‘civil state’ as being neither secular nor theocratic, just as their understanding of an Islamic state. The Salafi al-Nūr Party has long refused to embrace the notion. Nevertheless, in 2019 it obtained from the Parliament’s Speaker a definition close to the one defended by the Muslim Brothers and endorsed it as a victory against the secular interpretation of the term. The same ambiguity appears regarding the notion of a ‘religious party’. The al-Nūr Party tried to prevent the interdiction of such parties in the 2014 Constitution. At the same time, it distances itself from the notion, and abides by the law, including Christian members, presenting female candidates, and organically separating political and religious activities.
      Citation: Social Compass
      PubDate: 2023-05-19T11:24:57Z
      DOI: 10.1177/00377686231172082
       
  • Free and responsible: Sexuality, pastoral, and the art of governance in
           Catholic Conjugal Centres (1953–1990)

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      Authors: Anne-Sophie CROSETTI
      Abstract: Social Compass, Ahead of Print.
      This article deals with a socio-historical enigma: the articulation of family planning – through dedicated centres – and catholicism. How come self-identified catholics ended up defending contraception and decriminalisation of abortion while the Catholic Church kept reminding that sexuality should be conjugal and reproductive' The article examines the process of creating a discursive and practical normativity allowing the use of contraception and abortion through a catholic ‘tool’, that is, the pastoral power at a time of secularisation. Borrowing the concept developed by Michel Foucault enables highlighting the ‘catholic governmentality’ regarding contraception and abortion, namely, the ‘responsible-freedom’.
      Citation: Social Compass
      PubDate: 2023-05-19T11:19:39Z
      DOI: 10.1177/00377686231170995
       
  • Spiritual complexity in Australia: Wellbeing and risks

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      Authors: Anna Halafoff, Andrew Singleton, Ruth Fitzpatrick
      Abstract: Social Compass, Ahead of Print.
      The turn of the twenty-first century was characterised by ‘spiritual revolution’, with claims that interest in New Age spirituality was eclipsing religion and would continue to do so in the future. Since then, scholars of religion have been more focused on religious diversity and the rise of the non-religious. While interest in spirituality, uptake of spiritual practices, and identification as ‘spiritual but not religious’ have continued to grow, spirituality is typically not taken as seriously as religion, at least in political spheres or by academia. This article examines the history and contemporary dynamics of spiritual complexity in Australia, drawing on the findings of two Australian Research Council–funded studies ‘The Worldviews of Australia’s Generation Z’ and ‘Religious Diversity in Australia’ and on a recent project ‘(Con)spirituality, Science and COVID-19 in Australia’. It argues that it is certainly time for spirituality to be taken more seriously in this country and globally, given spirituality’s concern with personal and planetary wellbeing, and also the potential risks spirituality can pose due to its association with dis/misinformation, neoliberalism, and violence.
      Citation: Social Compass
      PubDate: 2023-05-09T08:25:37Z
      DOI: 10.1177/00377686231162005
       
  • Paths to the Buddhist priesthood: A qualitative study of Kōyasan
           priests

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      Authors: Charles MUELLER, Miori NAGASHIMA
      Abstract: Social Compass, Ahead of Print.
      Factors that currently lead Japanese men to enter and remain in the Buddhist priesthood are poorly understood. This article reports the results of a qualitative study that examines the profiles of a seminary instructor and six Shingon Buddhist priests (真言) at Kōyasan guesthouse temples (高野山). The data, collected from semi-structured interviews, were analyzed with ATLAS.ti using a thematic analysis approach. The study identified seven key themes related to (1) family, (2) mentoring relationships, (3) education, (4) labor, (5) spiritual practices, (6) religious doctrines and faith, and (7) the devotion of guests. For the six priests, family connections were found to play an especially critical role in initial decisions to enter the priesthood, whereas other factors chiefly contributed to sustained commitment. The results are discussed in terms of theories of ‘costly signalling’, ego-identity statuses, and the Japanese tendency to construct personal identity within the context of social affiliations.
      Citation: Social Compass
      PubDate: 2023-05-06T11:58:47Z
      DOI: 10.1177/00377686231162532
       
  • Praying interaction rituals: Prayer, ritual, and spiritual capital in a
           contemporary neo-Guru movement

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      Authors: Matteo Di Placido
      Abstract: Social Compass, Ahead of Print.
      In this article, I contribute to the development of the sociology of prayer focusing on the practice of bhaktiyoga, or yoga of devotion, within the largely influential, although substantially understudied, Mooji’s neo-Guru movement. Methodologically, I rely on the tools of reflexive sociology, autoethnography, and discourse analysis while theoretically I advance a preliminary theorization of praying interaction rituals through a coupled reading of Mauss’ early insights, Randal Collins’ Interaction Ritual Chain Theory (IRC), and the concept of spiritual capital. The article conceptualizes collective prayer as an interaction ritual chain through which the collective identity of the community is continuously reconstituted around shared rituals, and which is in turn aimed at the acquisition of spiritual capital, the most valued type of capital within Mooji’s community of devotees. Within this framework, prayer becomes essential also in the process of becoming a ‘good devotee’.
      Citation: Social Compass
      PubDate: 2023-05-06T10:15:30Z
      DOI: 10.1177/00377686231166516
       
  • Prayer as an actant: Freedom and sociality in the subject formation of a
           Catholic nun in Kerala, south India

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      Authors: Anu K ANTONY, Rowena ROBINSON
      Abstract: Social Compass, Ahead of Print.
      Going beyond current sociological and anthropological understandings, the article harnesses Latour’s idea of actant to grasp prayer as a comparatively independent entity, analytically cleavable from the nun’s act of praying. Based on an ethnographic study of two indigenous congregations of Catholic nuns in Kerala, India, the article argues that conceptualising prayer as actant takes it out of pure interior spirituality and re-imagines it as a form of the sociality of a nun, which includes her relationships with herself, with God, and with those inside and outside the convent, particularly those who solicit her prayers. Perceiving prayer as an actant brings the non-human, divine but real and active presence of God into sociological conversation, enabling us to examine its crucial place in the discipline and formation of the nun as a subject within her everyday life in the congregation. Moreover, analysing its diverse modes locates prayer within the networks and relationships of the congregational community, thereby engaging Foucault’s subjectivation with Latour’s actant.
      Citation: Social Compass
      PubDate: 2023-05-04T10:49:08Z
      DOI: 10.1177/00377686231166512
       
  • Creator, saviour, garburator: (Re)imagining the human role in the world
           through a case of food waste

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      Authors: Anna Sofia Salonen
      Abstract: Social Compass, Ahead of Print.
      The contemporary food system relies on a paradigm of human exceptionalism. But living well together with all forms of life would require that we imagine humans’ place in the world as embedded, not as separate. This study explores food waste as a case for how to reimagine humans’ place in the world. Drawing from individual and group interviews conducted in Canada and Finland, I trace the roles that ordinary people assign for themselves when talking about food waste. Humans see themselves as both creators of food waste and as saviours of food that is in danger of going to waste. These images uphold the division between humans and the nonhuman world. As a way of troubling these anthropocentric notions and re-embedding the human in the analysis in a way that transcends hierarchical subject positions, I identify a third role: that of the garburator. This role takes humans seriously as material, embodied, and eventually decomposing beings.
      Citation: Social Compass
      PubDate: 2022-12-29T05:08:49Z
      DOI: 10.1177/00377686221144400
       
 
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