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The Oxford handbook of the economics of religion
This is a one-of-kind volume bringing together leading scholars in the economics of religion for the first time. The treatment of topics is interdisciplinary, comparative, as well as global in nature. Scholars apply the economics of religion approach to contemporary issues such as immigrants in the United States and ask historical questions such as why did Judaism as a ...more
Published January 27th 2011 by New York
(first published December 30th 2010)
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Makes a sociologist like me cringe more than once, but then again does what a handbook is supposed to do: introducing the 'state of the art' of a field/subdiscipline. At less than 400 pages, slim for a handbook and--not surprisingly--heavy on American authors. Still, worth a read whether or not you agree with the 'economic imperialism' (Bruce) the book represents.