Being Godless

Ethnographies of Atheism and Non-Religion

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Ruy Llera Blanes, Galina Oustinova-Stjepanovic
  • New York, NY: 
    Berghahn Books
    , May
     154 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Lori G. Beaman forthcoming.


Drawing on ethnographic inquiry and the anthropological literature on doubt and atheism, this volume explores people's reluctance to pursue religion. The contributors capture the experiences of godless people and examine their perspectives on the role of religion in their personal and public lives. In doing so, the volume contributes to a critical understanding of the processes of disengagement from religion and reveals the challenges and paradoxes that godless people face.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Ruy Llera Blanes is a Ramon y Cajal Fellow at the Spanish National Research Council.

Galina Oustinova-Stjepanovic is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh.

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