Atheist Identities - Spaces and Social Contexts

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ISBN: 978-3-319-09601-8 (Print) 978-3-319-09602-5 (Online)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vii

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    Chapter

    Pages 1-18

    Introduction

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    Pages 19-37

    The Church on the Margins: The Religious Context of the New Atheism

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    Pages 39-52

    Freedom of and Freedom from Religion: Atheist Involvement in Legal Cases

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    Pages 53-68

    Atheism Versus Humanism: Ideological Tensions and Identity Dynamics

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    Pages 69-85

    The Cultural, the Nominal, and the Secular: The Social Reality of Religious Identity Among Sri Lankan Tamil Youth in Canada

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    Pages 87-100

    Secularist Rituals in the US: Solidarity and Legitimization

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    Pages 101-115

    Believing to Belong: Non-religious Belief as a Path to Inclusion

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    Pages 117-136

    A Common Godlessness: A Snapshot of a Canadian University Atheist Club, Why Its Members Joined, and What That Community Means to Them

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    Pages 137-151

    From Atheist to Spiritual But Not Religious: A Punctuated Continuum of Identities among the Second Generation of Post-1970 Immigrants in Canada

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    Pages 153-170

    Living Non-religious Identity in London

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    Pages 171-193

    Without God yet Not Without Nuance: A Qualitative Study of Atheism and Non-religion Among Scottish University Students

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    Pages 195-211

    Who Are the “New Atheists”?

  14. Back Matter

    Pages 213-219