Title

Religion/spirituality/faith

Publication Type

Encyclopaedia

Publication Date

7-2009

Abstract

This article traces the changing cultural and social geographical approaches to religion. The discussion introduces readers to the early themes in research from the sixteenth century right up till the present, with a particular focus on the last two decades. The article is structured around three main sections: first, the early research traditions in this area; second, the politics and poetics of religious place and community which have characterized research in the last two decades; and third, the multiple dimensions of religious life and place that can still benefit from geographical analysis.

Keywords

Community, Determinism, Domination, Ecology, Identity, Place, Poetics, Politics, Power, Religion, Resistance, Sacred

Discipline

Human Geography | Religion

Research Areas

Humanities

Publication

International encyclopedia of human geography

Volume

9

Editor

Rob Kitchin & Nigel Thrift

First Page

324

Last Page

328

ISBN

9780080449111

Identifier

10.1016/B978-008044910-4.00994-9

Publisher

Elsevier

City or Country

Amsterdam

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1016/B978-008044910-4.00994-9

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