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Professor David Herbert

Professor of Sociology

About

My subject background is in sociology, media studies and religious studies. The main question I have tried to answer through my career is: how is it possible for people in fast changing societies and with many different views and backgrounds to find ways to live and work constructively together? To answer this question I have looked particularly at the role of religion, media and civil society in Europe and the Middle East. My current research project (Cultural Conflict 2.0) investigates how social media are re-shaping local community relations in multicultural neighbourhoods in Northern European cities (in Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands) that have been transformed by immigration in recent years.

Areas of specialism

  • Sociology of Religion
  • Sociology of Media and Communications
  • Migration Studies

Courses taught

Undergraduate

Postgraduate

Qualifications

  • BA Hons First Class University of Newcastle upon Tyne
  • PG Dip HEHP Leeds Metropolitan University
  • PhD University of Leeds

Professional membership

British Sociological Association (BSA)

International Society for Sociology of Religion (ISSR)

Research

My subject background is in sociology, media studies and religious studies. The main question I have tried to answer through my research is: how is it possible for people in fast changing societies and with many different views and backgrounds to find ways to live and work constructively together? To answer this question I have looked particularly at the role of religion, media and civil society in Europe and the Middle East. My current research project (Cultural Conflict 2.0) investigates how social media are re-shaping local community relations in multicultural neighbourhoods in Northern European cities (in Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands) that have been transformed by immigration in recent years.

Publications

Number of items: 5.

Article

Herbert, David (2014) Racism in the Netherlands: a social scientific analysis of the dynamics of the Dutch multicultural backlash. Frame: Journal for Literary Studies, 27(2), ISSN (print) 0924-7750

Book Section

Herbert, David (2017) Theorising mediatisation and religious agency in European global cities. In: Garbin, David and Strhan, Anna, (eds.) Religion and the global city. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury. pp. 116-134. (Bloomsbury Studies in Religion, Space and Place) ISBN 9781474272421

Herbert, David (2016) Causes of the Dutch multicultural reversal: a cautionary tale about being too democratic in the media age. In: Llewellyn, Dawn and Sharma, Sonya, (eds.) Religion, equalities, and inequalities. London, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 49-61. (Theology and religion in interdisciplinary perspective series in association with the BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group) ISBN 9781472439963

Herbert, David (2015) Theorising religious republicisation in Europe: religion, media and public controversy in the Netherlands and Poland, 2000-2012. In: Granholm, K. , Moberg, M. and Sjo, Sofia, (eds.) Religion, media and social change. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 54-70. ISBN 9780415742825

Herbert, David (2014) Religion, de-traditionalization and backlashes against multiculturalism in Northern Europe: a comparison of Dutch, Northern Irish and English cases (2001-11). In: Wolfe, John, (ed.) Irish religious conflict in comparative perspective: Catholics, Protestants and Muslims. Basingstoke, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 206-225. ISBN 9781137351890

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