Abstracting and Indexing
Carole M. Cusack [+]
University of Sydney
Carole M. Cusack is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Sydney. She researches and teaches on contemporary religious trends (including pilgrimage and tourism, modern Pagan religions, NRMs, and religion and popular culture). Her books include Invented Religions: Imagination, Fiction and Faith (Ashgate, 2010) and (with Katharine Buljan) Anime, Religion, and Spirituality: Profane and Sacred Worlds in Contemporary Japan (Equinox, 2015). In 2016 she became Editor of Fieldwork in Religion, and she is also Editor of Literature & Aesthetics (journal of the Sydney Society of Literature and Aesthetics).
Rachelle Scott [+]
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Rachelle Scott studies the history of Theravada Buddhism in South and Southeast Asia, with an emphasis on contemporary Buddhism in Thailand. Her first book, Nirvana for Sale?: Buddhism, Wealth, and the Dhammakāya Temple, examined contemporary debates over monastic and lay wealth in Thailand. Her current research focuses on stories of powerful female ascetics and spirits, the impact of new media on religious authority and community, and the role of the Buddhist sangha in global Buddhism. She is currently Associate Professor and the Associate Head of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.
Book Reviews Editor
George D. Chryssides [+]
University of Birmingham and York St John University
George D. Chryssides studied philosophy and theology at the University of Glasgow, and gained his doctorate from the University of Oxford. He taught philosophy and religious studies at various British universities, and was Head of Religious Studies at the University of Wolverhampton, England from 2001 to 2008. He is currently Honorary Research Fellow at York St John University. He has published extensively, principally on new religious movements, and recent publications include The A to Z of Jehovah’s Witnesses (2009); Heaven’s Gate: Postmodernity and Popular Culture in a Suicide Group (2011); Christians in the Twenty-First Century (with Margaret Z. Wilkins, 2011); Historical Dictionary of New Religious Movements (2012) and Jehovah’s Witnesses: Continuity and Change (2016). He has co-edited (with Benjamin E. Zeller) The Bloomsbury Companion to New Religious Movements (2014), and is currently working on The Bloomsbury Handbook on Studying Christians, edited with Stephen E. Gregg.
About the JournalFieldwork in Religion is an internationally peer reviewed, interdisciplinary journal. The journal publishes articles, review essays and book reviews relevant to the theoretical engagement with and practical undertaking of fieldwork in religion. Submissions are welcome from any disciplinary perspective, theoretical paradigm or methodological approach. Although the journal specialises in contemporary matters, historical treatments with direct relevance to modern-day fieldwork in religion will be considered for publication.
Some Representative Articles from Recent IssuesReflections on Qualitative Research with Muslim Families
Asma Khan, Jonathan Scourfield, Sophie Gilliat-Ray and Sameh Otri, Vol. 7.1 2012, pp.48-69
Living the Dream: Religion in the (Re) Construction of Sexual Identity in Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual New Zealanders
Mark Henrickson and Barbara Staniforth, Vol. 7.2 2012, pp.118-134
Sin or Slim?: Christian Morality and the Politics of Personal Choice in a Secular Commercial Weight Loss Setting
Hannah Jayne Bacon, Vol. 8.1 2013, pp.92-109
For Prayers and Pedagogy: Contextualizing English Carved Cadaver Monuments of the Late-Medieval Social and Religious Elite
Christina Welch, Vol. 8.2 2013, pp.133-155