HomeThe Economics of Religion: Anthropological Appraisals

HomeThe Economics of Religion: Anthropological Appraisals

The Economics of Religion: Anthropological Appraisals

A volume in the Research in Economic Anthropology series

*  *  *

Published on Friday, January 23, 2009


Research in Economic Anthropology (REA), published by Emerald Press, is a peer-reviewed book series dedicated to the anthropological – including archaeological – investigation of economy and society. It has been in publication since 1978. Anthropological papers addressing the economics of religion in religious beliefs, behaviour, practices, organisations, or institutional dynamics are being sought for Volume 30 of REA.


The editors aim at expanding anthropological theories beyond the classical relationships between economy and religion to embrace new perspectives on religious behaviour from an economics point-of-view, and at appraising the relevance of the economics of religion.

Therefore, preferred topics include:

Economic Theories of Religion including

  • Market Theory
  • Rational Choice Theory
  • Game Theory
  • Religious Consumerism
  • Symbolic Economy
  • Religious Ritual Economy

Also welcome, however, are more classical topics such as:

Religious Economies & The Influence of Economics on

  • Beliefs
  • Practices
  • Rituals 
  • Organisations
  • Diffusions

Deadline: March 2, 2009

Any previously unpublished manuscript that is economic, anthropological, and religious-oriented may be considered, but papers that (1) utilize original data obtained through empirical ethnographic research methods, and (2) in some way engage the general economic anthropology literature, will be especially welcome. The editors will seek an overall balance for the volume in geographical and topical focus.

Ideally, papers should not exceed 10,000 words (excluding notes and references). They should also be double-spaced, and all tables, figures, photographs, or other images must be of publishable quality and clear for publication regarding copyright laws. Authors need to include an abstract of about 100 words. Notes are to be arranged as endnotes, preceding references. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please use MS Word.

Either UK spelling or USA spelling will be acceptable.

Contact Donald C. Wood, REA series editor (wood@med.akita-u.ac.jp) or Lionel Obadia, volume co-editor (lionel.obadia@univ-lyon2.fr) for more information or to submit a manuscript.


  • Monday, March 02, 2009


  • call for paper, economies of religion, economic anthropology


  • Lionel Obadia
    courriel : Lionel [dot] obadia [at] univ-lyon2 [dot] fr

Information source

  • Lionel Obadia
    courriel : Lionel [dot] obadia [at] univ-lyon2 [dot] fr


CC0-1.0 This announcement is licensed under the terms of Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal.

To cite this announcement

« The Economics of Religion: Anthropological Appraisals », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Friday, January 23, 2009, https://calenda.org/196430

Archive this announcement

  • Google Agenda
  • iCal
Search OpenEdition Search

You will be redirected to OpenEdition Search