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Title: Duty to God/my Dharma/Allah/Waheguru: diverse youthful religiosities and the politics and performance of informal worship
Authors: Mills, Sarah
Keywords: Youth
Britain
Scout Movement
Worship
Archival research
Religion
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis
Citation: MILLS, S., 2012. Duty to God/my Dharma/Allah/Waheguru: diverse youthful religiosities and the politics and performance of informal worship. Social and Cultural Geography, 13 (5), pp. 481 - 499.
Abstract: This paper draws on a case study of the Scout Movement in the UK to explore the everyday, informal expressions of ‘worship’ by young people that occur outside of ‘designated’ religious spaces and the politics of these performances over time. In analysing the explicit geographies of how young people in UK scouting perform their ‘duty to God’ (or Dharma and so forth), it is argued that a more expanded concept of everyday and embodied worship is needed. This paper also attends to recent calls for more critical historical geographies of religion, drawing on archival data to examine the organisation's relationship with religion over time and in doing so contributes new insights into the production of youthful religiosities and re-thinking their designated domains.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Social and Cultural Geography [© Taylor & Francis] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2012.698749
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/14649365.2012.698749
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/12148
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2012.698749
ISSN: 1464-9365
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