Studying Religion in New York: a lunchtime workshop at CUNY Graduate Center, Wednesday October 30th
“Despite religion being an important and distinctive kind of practice in human social life, both historically and in the world today, American sociologists often neglect religion or treat it reductionistically.” This is according to the abstract of Smith et. al Roundtable on the Sociology of Religion: Twenty-Three Theses on the Status of Religion in American Sociology—A Mellon Working-Group Reflection. We will use this paper to frame a discussion and ask: is this the case, and why, and is it true of other disciplines in contemporary academia? It will also work as an occasion to form links between people and institutions studying religion in the NYC area.
Lunch will be served (Room 5307 of the Graduate Center) from 12pm; the discussion will be from 12.30-2pm.
The details (and background reading) are available at: