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  1. Review of Punk Ethnography: Artists and Scholars Listen to Sublime Frequencies, Michael E. Veal and E. Tammy Kim (eds) (2016) Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 429 pp., ISBN: 9780819576538

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    Publication statusPublished
    MoE publication typeB1 Journal article
    OrganisationsSocial and Cultural Anthropology
    ContributorsAbraham, I.
    Number of pages4
    Pages274-277
    Publication dateJul 2018
    Peer-reviewedNo

    Publication information

    JournalPunk & Post-Punk
    Volume7
    Issue number2
    ISSN (Print)2044-1983
    Original languageEnglish
    Fields of Science5143 Social anthropology
    DOIs

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientific

  2. Sincere Performance in Pentecostal Megachurch Music

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    Publication statusPublished
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
    OrganisationsSocial and Cultural Anthropology
    ContributorsAbraham, I.
    Number of pages21
    Publication date15 Jun 2018
    Peer-reviewedYes

    Publication information

    JournalReligions
    Volume9
    Issue number6
    Article number in E-publication (not DOI)192
    ISSN (Print)2077-1444
    Ratings
    • Scopus rating (2018): SJR 0.224 SNIP 0.678
    Original languageEnglish
    Fields of ScienceHillsong, megachurch, Pentecostalism, South Africa, worship music, HILLSONG MEGACHURCH, WORSHIP, CAPITALISM, CHURCH, 5143 Social anthropology
    Electronic versions
    DOIs
    SourceWOS
    Source-ID000436131000024

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. Review of Fees Must Fall: Student Revolt, Decolonisation and Governance in South Africa, edited by Susan Booysen

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    Publication statusPublished
    MoE publication typeB1 Journal article
    OrganisationsSocial and Cultural Anthropology
    ContributorsAbraham, I. B.
    Number of pages3
    Pages117-119
    Publication dateDec 2017
    Peer-reviewedNo

    Publication information

    JournalThe Australasian Review of African Studies
    Volume38
    Issue number2
    ISSN (Print)1447-8420
    Original languageEnglish
    Fields of Science5141 Sociology
    Electronic versions

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientific

  4. Islamophobia, Racialization, and Mis-Interpellation in Gay Men’s Communities

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    Publication statusPublished
    MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter
    OrganisationsSocial and Cultural Anthropology
    ContributorsAbraham, I.
    Number of pages17
    Pages15-31
    Publication dateOct 2017

    Host publication information

    Title of host publicationThe Psychic Life of Racism in Gay Men's Communities
    Place of publicationLanham, MD
    PublisherLexington Books
    EditorRiggs, D. W.
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4985-3714-8
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4985-3715-5

    Publication series

    NameCritical Perspectives on the Psychology of Sexuality, Gender, and Queer Studies
    Fields of Science5141 Sociology, 5143 Social anthropology

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

  5. Evangelical Youth Culture: Alternative Music and Extreme Sports Subcultures

    This book offers a theoretically sophisticated and empirically rich study of the intersections of contemporary Christianity and youth culture, focusing on evangelical engagements with punk, hip hop, surfing, and skateboarding. Ibrahim Abraham draws on interviews and fieldwork with dozens of musicians and sports enthusiasts in the USA, UK, Australia, and South Africa, and the analysis of evangelical subcultural media including music, film, and extreme sports Bibles.

    Evangelical Youth Culture: Alternative Music and Extreme Sports Subcultures makes innovative use of multiple theories of youth cultures and subcultures from sociology and cultural studies, and introduces the "serious leisure perspective" to the study of religion, youth, and popular culture. Engaging with the experiences of Pentecostal punks, surfing missionaries, township rappers, and skateboarding youth pastors, this book makes an original contribution to the sociology of religion, youth studies, and the study of religion and popular culture.

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    Publication statusPublished
    MoE publication typeC1 Scientific book
    OrganisationsSocial and Cultural Anthropology
    ContributorsAbraham, I.
    Number of pages196
    Publication date19 Oct 2017

    Publication information

    Place of publicationNew York
    PublisherBloomsbury Academic
    ISBN (Print)9781350020320
    ISBN (Electronic)9781350020344, 9781350020337
    Original languageEnglish
    Fields of Science5141 Sociology, 5143 Social anthropology

    Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

  6. Guest Editors’ Introduction: Hip Hop Constellations

    As guest editors we welcome you to this special issue of Suomen Antropologi, dedicated to presenting new anthropological and ethnographic approaches to the study of hip hop. We organize these emerging ideas around the notion of ‘hip hop constellations’, as a way to analyze popular music as significant but contingent social practice. Exploring the diverse ways in which hip hop is part of the formation of ties of belonging and action, the following articles converge around indigenous notions of value, temporality, and relationality with vantage points in the everyday lives of hip hop’s protagonists. As such, the articles collected here show a renewed dedication to the empirical study of popular music as embedded social practice, and to the particularities of the conceptual worlds these practices produce.

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    Publication statusPublished
    MoE publication typeB1 Journal article
    OrganisationsSocial and Cultural Anthropology, Oslo and Akershus University College for Applied Sciences
    ContributorsSchneidermann, N., Abraham, I. B.
    Number of pages7
    Pages3-9
    Publication dateSep 2017
    Peer-reviewedNo

    Publication information

    Journal Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society
    Volume42
    Issue number2
    ISSN (Print)0355-3930
    Ratings
    • Scopus rating (2017): SJR 0.178 SNIP 0.412
    Original languageEnglish
    Fields of Science5143 Social anthropology, 5141 Sociology, 6131 Theatre, dance, music, other performing arts
    Electronic versions
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    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

  7. Review of The New Black Middle Class in South Africa by Roger Southall

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    Publication statusPublished
    MoE publication typeB1 Journal article
    OrganisationsSocial and Cultural Anthropology
    ContributorsAbraham, I. B.
    Number of pages3
    Pages136-138
    Publication dateJun 2017
    Peer-reviewedNo

    Publication information

    JournalThe Australasian Review of African Studies
    Volume38
    Issue number1
    ISSN (Print)1447-8420
    Original languageEnglish
    Fields of Science5141 Sociology, 5143 Social anthropology
    Electronic versions

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

  8. Punk and Hardcore

    General information

    Publication statusPublished
    MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter
    OrganisationsSocial and Cultural Anthropology, University of Stirling
    ContributorsAbraham, I. B., Stewart, F.
    Number of pages10
    Pages241-250
    Publication date2017

    Host publication information

    Title of host publicationThe Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music
    Place of publicationLondon
    PublisherBloomsbury Academic
    EditorsPartridge, C., Moberg, M.
    ISBN (Print)9781474237338
    ISBN (Electronic)9781474237352
    Fields of Science5141 Sociology, 6131 Theatre, dance, music, other performing arts, 614 Theology

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

  9. Review of Exaltation: Ecstatic Experiences in Pentecostalism and Popular Music, by Mark Jennings

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    Publication statusPublished
    MoE publication typeB1 Journal article
    OrganisationsSocial and Cultural Anthropology
    ContributorsAbraham, I. B.
    Number of pages5
    Pages249
    Publication date2015
    Peer-reviewedNo

    Publication information

    JournalRelegere : Studies in Religion and Reception
    Volume5
    Issue number2
    ISSN (Print)1179-7231
    Original languageEnglish
    Fields of Science6131 Theatre, dance, music, other performing arts, 5141 Sociology, 5143 Social anthropology
    URLs

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

  10. Postsecular Punk: Evangelical Christianity and the Overlapping Consensus of the Underground

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    Publication statusPublished
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
    OrganisationsSocial and Cultural Anthropology
    ContributorsAbraham, I. B.
    Number of pages15
    Pages91-105
    Publication date2015
    Peer-reviewedYes

    Publication information

    JournalPunk & Post-Punk
    Volume4
    Issue number1
    ISSN (Print)2044-1983
    Original languageEnglish
    Fields of Science5141 Sociology, 5143 Social anthropology, 6131 Theatre, dance, music, other performing arts
    DOIs

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  11. Review of Globalized Religion and Sexual Identity: Contexts, Contestations, Voices, edited by Heather Shipley

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    Publication statusPublished
    MoE publication typeB1 Journal article
    OrganisationsSocial and Cultural Anthropology
    ContributorsAbraham, I. B.
    Number of pages3
    Pages188-190
    Publication date2015
    Peer-reviewedNo

    Publication information

    JournalReligion and Gender
    Volume5
    Issue number2
    ISSN (Print)1878-5417
    Original languageEnglish
    Fields of Science5141 Sociology, 5143 Social anthropology
    Electronic versions
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    Bibliographical note

    Book review. Reviewed work: Globalized Religion and Sexual Identity: Contexts, Contestations, Voices / Heather Shipley (ed.). - Leiden: Brill, 2014, xiv + 324 pp., ISBN 978-90-04-26956-9.
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  12. Christian Hip Hop as Pedagogy: A South African Case Study

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    Publication statusPublished
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
    OrganisationsSocial and Cultural Anthropology
    ContributorsAbraham, I.
    Number of pages12
    Pages285-296
    Publication date2015
    Peer-reviewedYes

    Publication information

    JournalJournal of beliefs and values
    Volume36
    Issue number3
    ISSN (Print)1361-7672
    Ratings
    • Scopus rating (2015): SJR 0.399 SNIP 0.851
    Original languageEnglish
    Fields of Science5143 Social anthropology, 5141 Sociology, 6131 Theatre, dance, music, other performing arts, 516 Educational sciences
    DOIs

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  13. Australia and Turkey in Post-secular Perspectives

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    Publication statusPublished
    MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter
    OrganisationsSocial and Cultural Anthropology, University of Bristol
    ContributorsAbraham, I. B., Parmaksız, U.
    Number of pages21
    Pages91-111
    Publication date2015

    Host publication information

    Title of host publicationReconciling Cultural and Political Identities in a Globalized World : Perspectives on Australia-Turkey Relations
    Place of publicationBasingstoke
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    EditorMichael, M.
    ISBN (Print)9781137493149
    Fields of Science5143 Social anthropology, 5141 Sociology

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

  14. Moral Development in a Developing Economy in Moral Crisis: Evangelical Youth Culture in Contemporary South Africa

    Utilising ethnographic research into contemporary Evangelical youth
    culture in South Africa, this paper critically analyses approaches to the
    development of moral subjects in Evangelical youth ministry. After introducing
    the moral landscape of South Africa twenty years after the formal
    end of the racist apartheid system, the paper then introduces the notion
    of “moral capital”, making use of the work of Sharlene Swartz amongst
    impoverished youth in Cape Town. Arguing that the nature of contemporary
    South African society prevents too instrumental a view of the accumulation
    of moral capital amongst young people, the paper analyses
    three broad approaches to the development of moral subjects in Evangelical
    youth culture and ministry. Approaches focusing on piety seek to
    separate material poverty from spiritual practice; approaches focusing on
    prosperity seek miraculous gifts of wealth as rewards for personal piety;
    and approaches focusing on resilience seek to develop religious subjectivities
    capable of withstanding the inequities of contemporary South Africa
    without withdrawing from material reality.

    General information

    Publication statusPublished
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
    OrganisationsSocial and Cultural Anthropology
    ContributorsAbraham, I.
    Number of pages12
    Pages134-145
    Publication date2015
    Peer-reviewedYes

    Publication information

    JournalReliģiski-filozofiski raksti
    Volume18
    ISSN (Print)1407-1908
    Ratings
    • Scopus rating (2015): SJR 0.101 SNIP 0
    Original languageEnglish
    Fields of Science5143 Social anthropology, 5141 Sociology

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  15. Innovation and Standardization in Christian Metalcore: The Cultural Influences of Church and Market

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    Publication statusPublished
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
    OrganisationsSocial and Cultural Anthropology
    ContributorsAbraham, I.
    Number of pages9
    Pages465-473
    Publication date2015

    Host publication information

    Title of host publicationModern Heavy Metal : Markets, Practices and Cultures
    Place of publicationHelsinki
    PublisherAalto University
    EditorsKarjalainen, T., Kärki, K.
    ISBN (Print)978-952-60-6217-4
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-29-6174-0

    Publication series

    NameIIPC Publication Series
    PublisherInternational Institute for Popular Culture
    Volume6
    ISSN (Print)1799-4977
    ISSN (Electronic)1797-318X
    Fields of Science5141 Sociology
    URLs
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    Proceeding volume:

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

  16. High, Low and In Between: Reception History and the Sociology of Religion and Popular Music

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    Publication statusPublished
    MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter
    OrganisationsSocial and Cultural Anthropology
    ContributorsAbraham, I.
    Number of pages13
    Pages241-253
    Publication date2015

    Host publication information

    Title of host publicationReception History and Biblical Studies: Theory and Practice
    Place of publicationLondon
    PublisherBloomsbury T&T Clark
    EditorsEngland, E., Lyons, W. J.
    ISBN (Print)9780567660084
    ISBN (Electronic)9780567660091
    Fields of Science5143 Social anthropology, 5141 Sociology

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

  17. Review of Claiming Society for God: Religious Movements and Social Welfare, by Nancy J. Davis and Robert V. Robinson

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    Publication statusPublished
    MoE publication typeB1 Journal article
    OrganisationsSocial and Cultural Anthropology
    ContributorsAbraham, I.
    Number of pages3
    Pages95-97
    Publication date2014
    Peer-reviewedNo

    Publication information

    JournalRelegere : Studies in Religion and Reception
    Volume4
    Issue number1
    ISSN (Print)1179-7231
    Original languageEnglish
    Fields of Science5143 Social anthropology, 5141 Sociology, 614 Theology
    Electronic versions

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

  18. Would you Adam and Eve it? Social Scientific Contributions to the Study of the Reception of Scripture in Consumer Society

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    Publication statusPublished
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
    OrganisationsSocial and Cultural Anthropology
    ContributorsAbraham, I.
    Number of pages11
    Pages32-42
    Publication date2014
    Peer-reviewedYes

    Publication information

    JournalBible and Critical Theory
    Volume10
    Issue number2
    ISSN (Print)1832-3391
    Original languageEnglish
    Fields of Science5143 Social anthropology, 5141 Sociology, 614 Theology
    Electronic versions
    DOIs

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  19. Respecting Religion in Youth Music Subcultures: Inclusivity, Individuality and Conflict Avoidance Strategy

    Drawing on fieldwork with young Evangelical and Pentecostal Christians
    involved in the secular punk rock subculture, this article examines strategies for building respectful relationships between religious and irreligious young people in youth music subcultures. Although punk rock developed as a secular and often anti-religious youth subculture, and although a thriving Evangelical subculture has developed with its own popular music scenes at odds with secular values, a significant number of young Christians have become active participants in punk. Arguing for the importance of musical and subcultural identities among contemporary youth, this article analyses examples of creative inclusivity and respectful relationships across religious boundaries, as well as examples of conflicts over spiritual values. Outlining strategies for building religious inclusivity and resolving religious conflict in youth subcultures, it is shown that where young people’s creative capacities and individual autonomy are respected and enabled by subcultural peers and secular or religious youth workers and institutions, strongly held religious views can still be welcomed within even strongly secular youth subcultures.

    General information

    Publication statusPublished
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
    OrganisationsSocial and Cultural Anthropology
    ContributorsAbraham, I.
    Number of pages14
    Pages83–96
    Publication date2014
    Peer-reviewedYes

    Publication information

    JournalInternational Journal of Children's Spirituality
    Volume19
    Issue number2
    ISSN (Print)1364-436X
    Ratings
    • Scopus rating (2014): SJR 0.24 SNIP 0.579
    Original languageEnglish
    Fields of Science5141 Sociology (youth subculture, Christianity, SECULARISM), 5143 Social anthropology, 6131 Theatre, dance, music, other performing arts (popular music)
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    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  20. Desacralizing Salvation in Straight Edge Christianity and Holistic Spirituality

    Drawing on fieldwork in the punk scenes of the UK, USA and Australia, this article critically examines Christianity and holistic spirituality within punk’s Straight Edge subculture, a movement rejecting alcohol, drugs, and casual sex. Focusing on conceptualizations of salvation within Straight Edge Christianity and Straight Edge holistic spirituality, this article engages Heelas and Woodhead’s notion of the “subjectivization’”of contemporary religious identities to compare and contrast these forms of new religious practice. Straight Edge Christianity and Straight Edge holistic spirituality are shown to demonstrate the double movement of the ‘desacralization’ of religion in late modernity. Straight Edge Christianity illustrates the emergence of religion in traditionally secular cultural spaces, while Straight Edge holistic spirituality illustrates a movement away from the transcendent and supernatural, towards the location of salvation within wholly material concerns and therapeutic practices.

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    Publication statusPublished
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
    OrganisationsSocial and Cultural Anthropology
    ContributorsAbraham, I., Stewart, F.
    Number of pages26
    Pages77–102
    Publication date2014
    Peer-reviewedYes

    Publication information

    JournalInternational Journal for the Study of New Religions
    Volume5
    Issue number1
    ISSN (Print)2041-9511
    Original languageEnglish
    Fields of Science5141 Sociology, 6131 Theatre, dance, music, other performing arts, 5143 Social anthropology
    DOIs
    URLs

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review