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Childhood, youth and non-religion: towards a social research agenda

Hemming, Peter J 2017. Childhood, youth and non-religion: towards a social research agenda. Social Compass 64 (1) , pp. 113-129. 10.1177/0037768616683333

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Abstract

Popular and academic interest in the phenomenon of ‘non-religion’, including atheism, humanism and agnosticism, is currently on the rise, reflected in the proliferation of social research on this important theme. Yet, despite a parallel growth in scholarship on childhood, youth and religion, little interest has so far been directed towards non-religion in this context. This article brings together these two concerns through a review of research themes concerned with non-religion and their potential relevance for childhood and youth studies. In so doing, it maps out an agenda for future social research in the field of childhood, youth and non-religion.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0037-7686
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 8 November 2016
Date of Acceptance: 7 November 2016
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2017 17:54
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/95934

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