Everyday Spirituality: Social and Spatial Worlds of Enchantment

Hardcover | March 15, 2012

bySara MacKian

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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.

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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...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.56 × 5.63 × 1.14 inPublished:March 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023021939X

ISBN - 13:9780230219397

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
Acknowledgements
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
Endnotes
Bibliography

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