James V. Spickard

Professor James V. Spickard is Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Redlands, California. His current research focuses on the role of religion in the contemporary world; the causes of and solutions for homelessness; and the growth of contemporary social inequality.

Contributions by James V. Spickard


Alternative Sociologies of Religion: Through Non-Western Eyes

In this interview, recorded at the SocRel 2017 Annual Conference, Professor James Spickard talks about his latest project. Starting with a critique of North American sociology’s approach to religion, Spickard emphasises how our concepts of religion are historically grounded,



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