Lived Religion and the Politics of (In)Tolerance

  • R. Ruard Ganzevoort
  • Srdjan Sremac

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Srdjan Sremac, R. Ruard Ganzevoort
    Pages 1-15
  3. Fostering Intolerance

  4. Fostering Tolerance

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 259-261

About this book


This volume explores the ways in which lived religion encourages and contributes to conflicts, as well as fosters tolerance, in the interlocking rural, urban, and virtual social spheres. Through ten case studies with vast geographical and religious variation, the contributors address some of the shortcomings in analyses of the relationship between religion and (in)tolerance and offers a theoretically and empirically more nuanced understanding of the micro-politics of (in)tolerance and the roles of lived religion in it. The book argues that (in)tolerance and its connection to religion cannot be fully understood unless analyzed from below, which means that the focus needs to be not only on public institutions or religio-political spaces but also on (in)tolerance of ordinary people and their performativity, practices, and interests in non-institutionalized spaces. This showcases the ambiguous interconnectedness of lived religion and (in)tolerance.

Lived Religion and the Politics of (In)Tolerance will be of interest to students and scholars interested in lived religion, the relationship between politics and religion, and those working in cross-cultural dialogue and through an anti-racism, and anti-violence lens.


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Editors and affiliations

  • R. Ruard Ganzevoort
    • 1
  • Srdjan Sremac
    • 2
  1. 1.Vrije Universiteit AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.VU University AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-43405-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-43406-3
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