Book Series

The NSRN and De Gruyter are pleased to announce their book series. Religion and its Others: Studies in Religion, Nonreligion and Secularity

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Stacey Gutkowski, Kings College London, UK
Lois Lee, University College London, UK
Johannes Quack, Universität Zürich, Switzerland


Rajeev Bhargava, Director, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, India
Matthew Engelke, Anthropology, London School of Economics, UK
Kim Knott, Religious Studies, Lancaster University, UK
Cécile Laborde, Political Theory, University College London, UK
Jonathan VanAntwerpen, Program Director, Luce Foundation Theology Program, USA
Monika Wohlrab-Sahr, Sociology, Universität Leipzig, Germany
David Wulff, Psychology, Wheaton College, USA

The new series Religion and Its Others: Studies in Religion, Nonreligion and Secularity (RIO) considers the multiple relations between religion, nonreligion, and secularity. Monographs, edited volumes, and readers in this series are concerned with the forming and reforming of religious traditions in relation to their cultural and political contexts, their boundaries, and what lies beyond those boundaries. The series explores apparently nonreligious or ‘irreligious’ phenomena that are significantly related to religion as well as modes of differentiation between religion and its various others, often institutionalized in cultural, legal, and political orders. Affiliated with the interdisciplinary Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network (NSRN), the series publishes research from across disciplines, including religious studies; anthropology, sociology, and psychology of religions; history and philosophy of religions; political, cultural, and area studies; media and communication studies; and studies of visual and performing arts.

Research areas of interest include:

  • various modes of differentiation between religion and its others;
  • various kinds of nonreligion and nonreligious-religious interrelations – critical as well as curious, admiring, or covetous, and distant, ignorant, or indifferent;
  • civic, juridical, and political as well as aesthetic, material, emotional, practical, or spatial manifestations of these relations.

We welcome proposals and ideas for the new series!

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Please contact Dr. Alissa Jones Nelson, Acquisitions Editor for Religious Studies at De Gruyter:

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