Sriya Iyer: The Economics of Religion in India

There is a long and continuous row of publications on the interplay between religion and economy, from interpretive studies in the line of Max Weber to general theories of religious mobilisation in the line of Rodney Stark. Even so, we are in dire need for new studies trying to link the theories to...

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Published in:Nordic journal of religion and society
Main Author: Andersen, Peter B. 1956-
Format: Electronic Review
Language:English
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Published: Universitetsforlaget [2020]
In: Nordic journal of religion and society
Year: 2020, Volume: 33, Issue: 2, Pages: 126-128
IxTheo Classification:AD Sociology of religion; religious policy
KBM Asia
ZA Social sciences
Further subjects:B Book review
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
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Summary:There is a long and continuous row of publications on the interplay between religion and economy, from interpretive studies in the line of Max Weber to general theories of religious mobilisation in the line of Rodney Stark. Even so, we are in dire need for new studies trying to link the theories to concrete investigations. This is what Iyer does in her analysis of the India Religion Survey of seven Indian states. This survey, conducted together with Chander Velu and Melvyn Weeks from 2006 to 2010, addressed 568 religious organisations that intend to serve Hindus, Muslims, Christians or other religious groups. Its design enables her to translate a number of core issues from the theoretical literature into a form where respondents with various religious affiliations could give their own opinions on how they saw the world of competition in the religious market from the perspective of their own organisation.
ISSN:1890-7008
Contains:Enthalten in: Nordic journal of religion and society
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.18261/issn.1890-7008-2020-02-05