The Happiness Effect: How Social Media is Driving a Generation to Perfect at any Cost

Title: The Happiness Effect Author: Donna Freitas Genre: Internet and youth Publisher: Oxford University Press Release Date: February 1, 2017 Pages: 368 Sexting. Cyberbullying. Narcissism. Social media has become the dominant force in young people’s lives, and each day seems to bring another shocking tale of private pictures getting into the wrong hands, or a […]

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John of God: The Globalization of Brazilian Faith Healing

Title: John of God Author: Associate Professor and ARC Future Fellow at the Religion and Society Research Centre Cristina Rocha, Cristina Rocha, Publisher: Oxford University Press Release Date: January 2, 2017 Pages: 288 This book is the first ethnographic account of the global spiritual movement headed by John of God, a Brazilian faith healer. Renowned […]

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Overcoming Conflicting Loyalties

Title: Overcoming Conflicting Loyalties, Intimate Partner Violence, Community Resources, and Faith Author: Irene Sevcik, Michael Rothery, Nancy Nason-Clark and Robert Pynn Publisher: University of Alberta Press Release Date: 2015 To date, little has been published about the place of spirituality in working with survivors of intimate partner violence. Overcoming Conflicting Loyalties examines the intersection of […]

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