The category of “religion” in public classification: Charity registration of the Druid Network in England and Wales

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/348646
Title:
The category of “religion” in public classification: Charity registration of the Druid Network in England and Wales
Authors:
Owen, Suzanne; Taira, Teemu
Abstract:
On 21 September 2010 the Druid Network was registered by the Charity Commission for England and Wales as a charity for the advancement of religion for public benefit. The decision document explores in detail whether it is possible to consider the Druid Network as ‘religious’ according to the charity law definition of religion. This chapter examines the decision itself as an example of how the category of ‘religion’ functions in public classification and extends it to the analysis of its significance for the field of Druidry in Britain. By extending the analysis to Druids themselves and to the media response, we investigate how the category of ‘religion’ functions in regulating, controlling and enabling different agencies.
Affiliation:
University of Chester & Leeds Trinity University ; University of Turku
Citation:
In T. Fitzgerald, T. Stack, & N. Goldenberg (Eds.), Religion as a category of governance and sovereignty (pp. ). Leiden: Brill, 2015.
Publisher:
Brill
Publication Date:
May-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/348646
Additional Links:
http://www.brill.com; http://www.brill.com/products/book/religion-category-governance-and-sovereignty
Type:
Book chapter
Language:
en
Description:
This is the post-refereed, pre-print version of a chapter published in T. Fitzgerald, T. Stack, & N. Goldenberg (Eds.), Religion as a category of governance and sovereignty. Leiden: Brill, 2015.
Series/Report no.:
Supplements to Method & Theory in the Study of Religion; 3
ISSN:
2214-3270
ISBN:
9789004290556
Appears in Collections:
Theology and Religious Studies

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dc.contributor.authorOwen, Suzanneen
dc.contributor.authorTaira, Teemuen
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-08T11:33:55Zen
dc.date.available2015-04-08T11:33:55Zen
dc.date.issued2015-05en
dc.identifier.citationIn T. Fitzgerald, T. Stack, & N. Goldenberg (Eds.), Religion as a category of governance and sovereignty (pp. ). Leiden: Brill, 2015.en
dc.identifier.isbn9789004290556en
dc.identifier.issn2214-3270en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/348646en
dc.descriptionThis is the post-refereed, pre-print version of a chapter published in T. Fitzgerald, T. Stack, & N. Goldenberg (Eds.), Religion as a category of governance and sovereignty. Leiden: Brill, 2015.en
dc.description.abstractOn 21 September 2010 the Druid Network was registered by the Charity Commission for England and Wales as a charity for the advancement of religion for public benefit. The decision document explores in detail whether it is possible to consider the Druid Network as ‘religious’ according to the charity law definition of religion. This chapter examines the decision itself as an example of how the category of ‘religion’ functions in public classification and extends it to the analysis of its significance for the field of Druidry in Britain. By extending the analysis to Druids themselves and to the media response, we investigate how the category of ‘religion’ functions in regulating, controlling and enabling different agencies.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBrillen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSupplements to Method & Theory in the Study of Religionen
dc.relation.ispartofseries3en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.brill.comen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.brill.com/products/book/religion-category-governance-and-sovereigntyen
dc.subjectcharity lawen
dc.subjectreligionen
dc.subjectDruiden
dc.titleThe category of “religion” in public classification: Charity registration of the Druid Network in England and Walesen
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chester & Leeds Trinity University ; University of Turkuen
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