Everyday Spirituality: Social and Spatial Worlds of Enchantment by S. MackianEveryday Spirituality: Social and Spatial Worlds of Enchantment by S. Mackian

Everyday Spirituality: Social and Spatial Worlds of Enchantment

byS. Mackian

Hardcover | February 7, 2012

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This book puts spirit back at the heart of spirituality. By exploring the everyday impacts of alternative spiritual beliefs and practices, the book examines contemporaryspirituality and how critical social science can map and understand it.
SARA MACKIAN is Senior Lecturer in Health and Wellbeing atThe Open University, UK. Formerly Lecturer in Health Geographies at the University of Manchester, UK,her principal interest is in the everyday construction of worlds of experience. This has led to studies on spirituality, ME, parenting and sexuality. She has a particular intere...
Title:Everyday Spirituality: Social and Spatial Worlds of EnchantmentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pagesPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:023021939X

ISBN - 13:9780230219397


Table of Contents

List of Figures
Introducing an Everyday Spirituality
‘Spirituality Lite’
Spirit and Re-enchantment
The Everyday
Self and Security
Spirits in the Social World
Spirits in the Material World
Therapeutic Spiritualities
Concluding the Journey: Where Have we Been and Where are we Going?
Appendix: Data Collection

Editorial Reviews

'This bookis exciting, timely and raises key challenges for social science theory and methodology. It will contribute to debates not just about spirituality, but also about how we theorize the nature of the contemporary social world'. - Jennifer Mason, Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the Morgan Centre for the Study of Relationships andPersonal Life, University of Manchester, UK