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Jim Beckford

 

Title   

Professor
 

Contact   

Sociology
University of Warwick
Coventry
CV4 7AL
Tel: (0)1926 851252
Email: J.A.Beckford@warwick.ac.uk
WebLink: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/sociology/staff/academicstaff/beckford/jimbeckforfhomepage/


Research Groups

  • Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit (WRERU) More details
  • Research Interests

    Social theory and religion; religion in prisons; critiques of 'post-secularity', 'religious pluralism' and 'public religion'

    Biography

    Jim Beckford, Fellow of the British Academy, has conducted research on the theoretical and empirical aspects of religious organisations, new religious movements, church-state problems, civic religion, religion in prisons, religion and development, and religious controversies in several different countries. His teaching and research have taken place at the Universities of Reading, Durham, California at Berkeley, Loyola at Chicago, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, and the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris. His current research deals with the relationship between social theory and religion, the treatment of religious minorities in prison, and public policies on religion.

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