CONTENTS

TOPIC OF THE ISSUE:

RELIGION AND THE PUBLIC SPHERE

Issue Editors: Galina Goncharova, Teodora Karamelska

RELIGIOUS ETHICS AND THE BOUNDARIES OF MODERN CAPITALISM

Capitalism as Religion

Walter Benjamin

Through a Glass Darkly: Remarks on “Capitalism as Religion”

Vladimir Gradev

Ecollapse: Thinking Capitalism through Historical Limits

Deyan Deyanov

The Analytic of Dasein and Christian Existence

Johannes Weiss

CLASSICAL HERITAGE

The Pharisees (an excerpt from „Ancient Judaism“, Part 3 of The Economic Ethics of the World Religions 1915–1919)

Max Weber

BEYOND (DE)SECULARIZATION

Post-secularity and Ethics of Engagement

StilianYotov

Liberal Democracy as a Secular Religion (A Romance)

Kiril Vassilev

Religion in Public Debates. The Example of Bioethics

Friedemann Voigt

ISLAM FACING THE CHALLENGES OF DEMOCRACY

Critical Islam in the Focus of the Western-Islamic Public Sphere

Dilyana Mincheva

Virtual Umma: Constructing a Religious Community in the Social Media

Slavka Karakusheva

AGEING, RITUALS AND SOCIAL CHANGE

Religion in the Life of Older People

Peter G. Coleman, John H. Spreadbury

Exploring Belief: Challenges and Lessons of a Comparative Project

Joanna Bornat, Daniela Koleva

Socialism in a Biographical Context: the Religious Perspective on the Recent Past in Bulgaria and Romania

Galina Goncharova, Teodora Karamelska

ENERGY INDUSTRY AFTER FUKUSHIMA

The Honesty of the Humanities in Face of a Catastrophe

Nishiyama Yuji

Green Energy Industry in Bulgaria: Challenges to Its Development

Martin J. Ivanov

DEbuts

The “Syrian Crisis” in Bulgaria, or How Facebook Constitutes Civic Associations

Kalina Ganeva

Guests from Syria: Policies and Media Images of Refugees in Turkey

Georgetta Stoykova

ACADEMIC LECTURES

The List of Ships: on Devoted and on Absentminded Reading, Late at Night

Alexander Kiossev

Salt and Pepper

Raicho Pozharliev

THE HISTORICAL SOCIOLOGY OF SOCIALISM

Poland’s “Generation of 89”: Rebellion, Ridicule and the End of History

Tom Junes

MONETARY PRACTICES: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

Money without a State. Money and Monetary Signs of Orthodox Christians in the Ottoman Empire (17th – 19th Century)

Nikolay Nenovsky, Pencho D. Penchev

MARGINS

Declensions of the Possible (Darin Tenev. Digressions. Essays on Jacques Derrida)

Boyan Manchev

IN MEMORIAM

Richard Grathoff (1934–2013)

 

Scientific Events

Summer School “Digital Work, Globalization and Creative Industries” (July 22–26, 2013, Sofia/Razlog)

Hristina Stoyanova

Non-hegemonistic Sociologies: From Contexts to Practices (Sofia, October 17–19, 2013)
Civil Society, Politics, Solidarity: the Contribution of the Social Sciences (October 28, 2013 Sofia)

Nadezhda Krandeva

City and Village: the Challenges of the 21st Century (November 14–15, 2013, Sofia)

Luchezar Njagolov

On the Boundaries of the Body: Premodern, Modern and Supermodern (November 20, 2013, Plovdiv)

Stoyan Stavru

Central and Eastern Europe: Work, Employment and Societies between Transition and Change

(November 21–22, 2013, Evry, France)

Petya Ilieva-Trichkova

The Middle Class as a Prerequisite for Social Stability: Fifteen Years Later. A Conference Dedicated to the 60th Anniversary of Nikolay Tilkidjiev (December 3–4, 2013, Sofia)

Dimitrina Popilieva

Е/immigration: How to (Re)think the Migrant Struggles (May 8–9, 2014, Sofia)

Slavka Karakusheva

 

Reviews and Comments

How is Sovereignty Made? (Todor Hristov. Liberty and Sovereignty in the April Uprising)

Momchil Hristov

On Political Imagination and the Risk of Elitism (#The Protest. Analyses and Standpoints in the Bulgarian Press – Summer 2013. Edited by Daniel Smilov and Lea Vajsova)

Valentina Gueorguieva

Policies of the Existential (The Death of Socialism. Heroics and Post-heroics.
Edited by Daniela Koleva)

Ivan Elenkov

New books

Abstracts

 

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