Category Archives: Methods and Methodologies

Discourse Analysis and the Study of Atheism: Definitions, Discourse, and Ethnographic Criticism

In this post Ethan Quillen explores a discursive approach to atheism (and nonreligion) following the theoretical work of von Stuckrad (2003). Quillen suggests that researchers in this area move away from definitions and wrangling over the the meaning of words, and concentrate instead on … Continue reading

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Educating ‘Young Nones’ part 2: Using Photo Elicitation in Research with ‘Young Nones’

In the second post of his two part series describing research among school-aged ‘young nones’ in Britain Simeon Wallis discusses the benefits of using the photo elicitation interview technique to examine how young people’s experience of ‘lived nonreligion’ relates to … Continue reading

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Implicit Frameworks: The Tyrannical Hegemonic Discourse

Thomas J. Coleman III sets out a rhetorical argument promoting the notion of ‘implicit atheism’ as a means to critique the concept of implicit religion, highlighting problems that can arise when researchers employ ‘religious’ language in reference to nonreligious individuals. … Continue reading

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