Childhood, youth and non-religion: Towards a social research agenda

Popular and academic interest in the phenomenon of ‘non-religion’, including atheism, humanism and agnosticism, is currently on the rise, reflected in the proliferation of social research on this important theme. Yet, despite a parallel growth in scholarship on childhood, youth and religion, little...

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Published in:Social compass
Main Author: Hemming, Peter J.
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Sage [2017]
In: Social compass
Year: 2017, Volume: 64, Issue: 1, Pages: 113-129
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Irreligiousness / Child / Teenagers / Irreligiosity
IxTheo Classification:AB Philosophy of religion; criticism of religion; atheism
AD Sociology of religion; religious policy
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
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Summary:Popular and academic interest in the phenomenon of ‘non-religion’, including atheism, humanism and agnosticism, is currently on the rise, reflected in the proliferation of social research on this important theme. Yet, despite a parallel growth in scholarship on childhood, youth and religion, little interest has so far been directed towards non-religion in this context. This article brings together these two concerns through a review of research themes concerned with non-religion and their potential relevance for childhood and youth studies. In so doing, it maps out an agenda for future social research in the field of childhood, youth and non-religion.
ISSN:1461-7404
Contains:Enthalten in: Social compass
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1177/0037768616683333