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‘Believing without belonging’ has become the catchphrase of much European work on religion in the past decade. The thesis that religious belief is fairly robust even if churchgoing is declining is examined using data from the British Household Panel Survey and the British Social Attitudes...
Contact-recontact (aka ‘mark-recapture’) methods offer sociologists a potentially economical and effective means of estimating the size of a range of different populations, but also face a number of difficulties - ethical identification of matches, sample independence, population movement,...
This article illustrates some interactional properties of the ‘gender attribution process’ - that is, the methodical procedures through which members come to identify others as male or female (Kessler and McKenna, 1978). Drawing on data from interviews and group discussions where respondents...
This article uses data from a survey of young adults in Kirkcaldy, Fife, together with associated qualitative interviews, to throw empirical light on their sense of control over their lives and their perceived willingness and ability to plan their lives. Its principal conclusion, contrary to the...
Religious authority figures often use religious texts as the primary basis for censuring homosexuality. In recent years, however, non-heterosexual Christians and Muslims have begun to contest the discursively produced boundary of sexual morality. Drawing upon two research projects on...
This article examines the experiences of a range of faith groups in Wales drawn from 40 interviews with these groups and related organizations. The principal aim of the project from which the data are drawn was to study experiences of change within the religious sphere in Wales, most notably...
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