Nov 112013
Schedule and Location: Thursday, May 29 10:45am-12:15pm Vallee-399

Primary Session Category: Sociology of Religion
Session Code: SoRel1-B
Session Format: Regular (Presentations and Discussion)

Session Description: This session presents a series of case studies that examine how individual or religious difference and diversity are expressed within a variety of contemporary North American institutions.  Both qualitative and quantitative approaches are used to illuminate such issues in settings such as universities, churches, and the mass media.

Session Organizer: Dana Sawchuk, Wilfrid Laurier University, Sociology,

Chair: Agata Piekosz


1.     Kathleen Steeves  

“Playing the Part” – Lived experiences of Female Pastors in the Christian Church

2.     Dana Sawchuk, Juanne Clarke

Representations of Children’s Mental Health Issues in the Roman Catholic Church

3.    David Feltmate   

 Subtle Sedimentations and Religious Diversity Debates: Sitcoms and the Sociology of Religion

4.     Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme  

How Unreligious are the Religious ‘Nones’? Religious Dynamics of the Unaffiliated in Canada and the West.

5.     Samantha Feder  

Taking Education at Face Value: Examining Ontario University Policies on Issuing Student Identification Photos of Niqab-wearing Women


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