It is not as if people in these places wake up and say to themselves “that new measure that Maurice O’Doherty read on the news last night? That’s going to change things from today!” This is a really difficult narrative to employ when talking about changes to primary provision in Ireland or how a Change in religious practice occurs over time. … More What is change anyway?
You may have noticed that I’ve been tweeting in the last week about the first results from the Republic’s census. For policy and research twonks like me, the release dates of census data in Ireland are good days. They’re good days because we all get to see the results of a counting process across a … More Armies for No Religion
This paper is about a data collection process for my thesis. It is also about a spiritual journey from the French border to Logrono in the company of a specific cohort of people who all chose September 3rd as their particular date to start their Camino. If Rose (2010) says that sacredness offers a way to listen and Slater (2004) seeks more insider accounts for the development of religious geographies, this paper is an attempt to listen to and an attempt to account for experience. … More Journey geographies – a paper for the AAG
Rescaling secularisation to include the non-representational nature of the Catholic parish in Ireland, for example, means radically revising Eliade’s hierophanies. Through the lens of the mapping project, I point to how rescaling geographies of religion can lead to new research horizons. … More Abstract for Luzern colloquium
If Participatory Action Research employs a ground up approach, where is that ground? What constitutes the parts of the field from which it arises? … More Reflection on ISSP summer school