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ASR 2010 Annual Meeting
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2010 Annual Meeting

Atlanta – 13 to 15 August


For many people, "place" has a particular religious meaning, and it must be modified or recreated as part of developing and expressing religious identity. In that sense, place is both a geographical and social location. We can see its dynamics in the processes accompanying immigration, but we can also see them as people try to pass their faith on to future generations or develop a new religious identity themselves. New places mean encounters with new and different religious others, with effects on identity that range from the syncretic to the defensive. The dynamics of place and religion have obvious implications for citizenship and national identity, as many religious groups have commitments that put them in tension with the nation-state. Similarly, different faith traditions have different relationships to and conceptions of the body in both the spiritual and material worlds. While theoretical calls to understand identities as embodied are important, they do not always reflect the ways people themselves experience their bodies—nor do they always capture the ways in which technologies, theologies, and socio-cultural developmental processes shape the private and public expression of religion. All considerations of the dynamics of and interactions among religion, identity, and place are welcome.

Papers and discussion sessions are invited on a broad range of issues in the sociological study of religion relating to the meeting theme including, but not limited to, the following:

Religion and immigration

Transnational identities and religious practices

Religion and citizenship

Religion, identity, and the body

Sacred spaces and sacred places

The rise of the Internet and "placeless" religion

Nationalism as religion

Race, religion, and community

Voice, place, and religious experience

Religion in personal, public, and collective identities

Religious identity development

And, as always, we seek an inclusive mix of substantive, theoretical, and methodological approaches. Therefore, proposals for sessions and papers that fall outside the formal theme are also welcome.


-Session Proposals are due by 31 January 2010
-Paper Abstracts are due by 28 February 2010


(1) Submit your proposal by email as a Word attach-ment. Place the title of your proposal first, then names, affiliations, and email addresses of all authors, then your abstract/proposal all on one sheet of paper. (2) Limit paper abstracts to a maximum of 100 words. (3) 2010 membership in ASR is required for program consideration (one author, for multi-authored papers). Do not submit proposals prior to 1 January. PROGRAM CHAIR: Gerardo Marti, Department of Sociology, Davidson College. Send all proposals to the following address:

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