New volume explores how religion both confronts and obscures inequalities

Posted on 16th September 2016

Dr Dawn Llewellyn’s most recent publication Religion, Equalities and Inequalities (Routledge, 2016) is a co-edited volume with Dr Sonya Sharma (Kingston University).

The collection of essays explores the ways religion confronts and obscures social inequalities in everyday life, and argues that when religion is left out of social scientific analyses it can result in incomplete analyses that conceal pathways to social inclusion and exclusion. The book examines both theoretical and empirical ways that social structures, institutions, and bodies are inflected with power and can generate equalities and inequalities in religion. The essays emerged out of the 2012 BSA Sociology of Religion conference hosted by TRSChester and features work by leading international scholars such as Grace Davie, Elaine Graham, Sean McCloud and Tariq Modood.