James Arthur (Jim) BECKFORD

Biography

Gender Male
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Birthdate 1942-12-01
Education Univ of Reading (BA, PhD, DLitt)
Publications Publications incl: The Trumpet of Prophecy: A Sociological Study of Jehovah's Witnesses (1975), Religious Organization: A Trend Report and Bibliography (1975), Cult Controversies: Societal Responses to New Religious Movements (1985), Religion and Advanced Industrial Society (1989), The Changing Face of Religion (ed with T Luckmann, 1989), Secularization, Rationalism and Sectarianism (ed with E Barker and K Dobbelaere, 1993), Religion in Prison: Equal Rites in a Multi-Faith Society (with S Gilliat, 1998), Social Theory and Religion (2003), Challenging Religion: Essays in Honour of Eileen Barker (ed with J T Richardson, 2003), Muslims in Prison: Challenge and Change in Britain and France (with D Joly and F Khostokhavar, 2005), Theorising Religion: Classical and Contemporary Debates (ed with John Walliss, 2006), The Sage Handbook of the Sociology of Religion (ed with N J Demerath III, 2007); also author of numerous articles, book chapters and reports
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Clubs N/A
Style Prof Jim Beckford
Career lectr in sociology Univ of Reading 1966-73, lectr rising to sr lectr in sociology Univ of Durham 1973-88, prof of sociology Loyola Univ of Chicago 1988-89, prof of sociology Univ of Warwick 1989- (emeritus prof 2008-); visiting assoc prof Carleton Univ Ottawa 1974, visiting scholar Tsukuba Univ 1978, Fulbright sr visiting fell Univ of Calif Berkeley and Grad Theological Union Berkeley 1982-83; directeur d'études invité: Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales Paris 2001, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes Paris 2004; pres: Assoc for the Sociology of Religion 1988-89 (memb Cncl 1985-89 and 2003-06), Int Soc for the Sociology of Religion 1999-2003 (vice-pres 1995-99, chair Editorial Ctee 2003-07), Soc for the Scientific Study of Religion 2010-11; vice-pres Int Sociological Assoc 1994-98 (chair Pubns Ctee 1994-98), govr Information Network Focus on Religious Movements (INFORM) 1991- (actg chm 1993-94); ed Current Sociology 1980-87, editorial assoc History of Sociology 1984-2008; assoc ed: Sociological Analysis 1983-86, International Sociology 1984-90 and 1998-2004, Review of Religious Research 1991-; memb Editorial Bd: Sage Studies in Int Sociology 1980-87, Religion 1989-99, Identity and Culture 1993-2006, Jl of Contemporary Religion 1994-2004, Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion 1996-99, Arxius 1996-, British Jl of Sociology 1998-2008, New Critical Thinking in Religious Studies 1999-, Religion-Staat-Gesellschaft 1999-; memb Comité de Rédaction Social Compass 1983-, memb Council of Reference Implicit Religion 1998-, memb Steering Ctee Dictionnaire des Faits religieux 2004-; dr Univ of Lausanne (hc); fell Soc for the Scientific Study of Religion, FBA 2004
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