Symposia Call for Papers - Religion and the Necessities of Life - Deadline 16 October
Call for Papers Deadline:
CALL FOR PAPERS
The editorial team extends a cordial call for original, unpublished papers investigating the link between religion and the so-called ‘necessities of life’, broadly defined. Physical and psychological needs play a key role in religious ceremonies, and are integral to religious beliefs and religious institutions. Once these needs have been met, however, the necessities of life, both physical (food, air, sleep, shelter, etc.) and psychological, are often overlooked in favour of an emphasis on less corporeal dimensions (e.g. the spiritual, the aesthetic). The editorial team is interested in exploring the ways in which religion either satisfies these basic needs, or leaves them unsatisfied.
We welcome articles that address these issues in the contexts of psychology, history anthropology, gender studies, philosophy, political science and sociology, as well as those which extend the subject across historical and geographical boundaries.
The following sub-fields have been designed to allow for a flexible interpretation of this volume’s theme, as well as to encourage submissions reflecting a broad spectrum of interests and disciplines. The editorial team gladly welcomes applications which fall outside of these parameters:
• religion and dreams/sleep
• religion and procreation
• religion and physical space
• religion and eating/food
• religion and shelter
• religion and mental health
Articles written in clear, grammatical, and fluent English or French will be considered. Articles should not exceed 25 pages in length. The deadline for submissions will be Friday, 16 October, 2009.
For all submissions and queries, please contact Nicholas Dion (email@example.com) or Rebekka King (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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