Title

Religion and space: Competition, conflict, and violence in the contemporary world

Publication Type

Book

Publication Date

2-2016

Abstract

This is the first study to bring space into conversation with religious competition, conflict and violence in the contemporary world. The authors argue that because space is both a medium and an outcome of religious activity, it is integral to understanding processes of religious competition, conflict and violence. The book explores how religious groups make claims to both religious and secular spaces, and examines how such claims are managed, negotiated and contested by the state and by other secular and religious agencies. It also examines how globalisation has given rise to new forms of religious competition, and how religious groups strengthen themselves through the development of social resilience, as well as contribute to resilient societies. Case studies from around the world are used to examine how religious competition and conflict intersect with space. The case studies include topical issues such as competing claims to the Temple Mount/Haram el-Sharif in Jerusalem, opposition to the “Ground Zero mosque” in New York City, and the regulation of religious conversion in India and Sri Lanka.

Keywords

Religion and geography, sacred spaces, Asia

Discipline

Asian Studies | Geography | Religion

Research Areas

Humanities

ISBN

9781474257404

Publisher

Bloombury Academic

City or Country

London

Additional URL

http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781474257404