Abstracting and Indexing
Carole M. Cusack [+]
University of Sydney
Carole M. Cusack is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Sydney. Her research interests include religious conversion, northern European mythology and religion, medieval Christianity, secularization and contemporary religious trends. She is the author of Conversion Among the Germanic Peoples (Cassell, 1998), The Essence of Buddhism (Lansdowne, 2001), Invented Religions: Imagination, Fiction and Faith (Ashgate, 2010), and The Sacred Tree: Ancient and Medieval Manifestations (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011). She has co-edited several volumes, including Religion and Retributive Logic: Essays in Honour of Professor Garry W. Trompf (Brill, 2010) with Christopher Hartney and New Religions and Cultural Production (Brill 2012) with Alex Norman. She has published widely in academic journals and edited collections. With Christopher Hartney (University of Sydney) she is Editor of the Journal of Religious History (published by Wiley) and with Liselotte Frisk (Dalarna University, Sweden) she is Editor of the International Journal for the Study of New Religions (published by Equinox).
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 [+]
York St John University
George D. Chryssides is currently Honorary Research Fellow in Theology and Religious Studies at York St John University, England. His main research interest is New Religious Movements, and particularly Jehovah’s Witnesses. He is a Series Editor for Ashgate and also de Gruyter’s New Religious Movements series, and he is on the editorial board of de Gruyter’s Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, with specific responsibility for New Christian Churches and Movements. England
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