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Professor Kim Knott

Professor Kim Knott

Professor

County South
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YL


Tel: +44 1524 5 93428
Location: B72
Office hours: Michaelmas term: Thursday 11-12am

Affiliations

Richardson Institute for Peace Studies
Security Lancaster

I have developed a spatial methodology for contextualising religion, examining its engagement with other social and cultural institutions and issues, and for "breaking open the secular". I have used it to examine religious and secular beliefs and values in diverse locations. I am currently a Global Uncertainties Leadership Fellow researching the role of ideologies, beliefs and commitments in people's motivations and justifications for violent and non-violent action at times of risk and uncertainty. My research interests include the theorization of space and place; the interrogation of religious and political spaces; spatial metaphors in religious and political discourse; the relationship between religion and non-religion; the 'secular sacred'; media representations of religion; and religion and its intersections with migration, diasporas, diversity and ethnicity.

PhD Supervision Interests

Potential Doctoral Proposals

I have supervised over thirty research students on a wide variety of subjects, including sociology of religion, religion, place and space, modern Hindu movements, religion and public life, gender and religion, religion and violence, and religious identities. At present I supervise students working on different ways of being religious in the British city, the transmission of religion to young British Sikhs, ordination among British Buddhist women, and leadership issues in the Hare Krishna Movement.

I welcome applications from potential doctoral candidates researching religious and secular relationships; religion, diasporas and migration; Hindu and Sikh diaspora communities; media and religion; ethnographies of either secular culture and belief or gender and destiny; and from those wishing to apply spatial approaches to studying religion.

Current Teaching

I teach on the first year module 'Religions in the Modern World' (Introduction and Hinduism). In recent years I have taught an MA module on 'Interrogating Political and Religious Spaces', and modules on religions in modern Britain, religion and media, religious mapping, and religion and society (research process and methods).

Research Interests

I am particularly interested in how religion, the secular and post-secular are constructed and represented in public discourse, in what separates them and what they have in common. In recent articles I have identified some theoretical and methodological resources for breaking open the secular and for exploring the boundary between religion and non-religion. I have discussed the capacity of the concept of the 'sacred' to operate across this boundary with reference to those deeply-held beliefs and values that are non-negotiable.

Where and how religion is located in public life and how religious and other ideological bodies negotiate space for themselves are matters of broad public as well as academic concern. I have contributed to recent discussions about religious identities in superdiverse Britain. Read, listen and watch the Faith Debates organised by the 'Religion and Society' Programme in partnership with the think tank, Theos.

Global Uncertainties: ideologies, beliefs and commitments

This project focuses on the 'The role of ideology, belief and commitment in motivations, justifications and catalysts for action in the face of uncertainty. It asks how they are employed in decision-making and subsequent public actions, both violent and nonviolent and, building on the work of Matthew Francis (Senior Research Associate on the project) considers the relationships between various types and levels of ideology, belief and commitment and the transition to such actions. We work closely with other researchers and stakeholders to model their role and to engage it with academic and public debates on motivations for terrorism, cyber crime, financial risk, regional instability etc. For further information, see http://www.globaluncertainties.org.uk/about/GU-fellows/Knott.aspx, and http://www.radicalisationresearch.org

Religion, space and the secular

Since 2005 I have published on religion and spatial issues, including a book, The Location of Religion: A Spatial Analysis (Equinox 2005), a special issue of Temenos: The Nordic Journal of Comparative Religion, various book and journal articles, two international conference panels, and a research project funded by the AHRC, 'Locating religion in the fabric of the secular'.

The first stage of the research focused on developing a spatial methodology for the study of religions (which has now been used extensively by research students in the UK, northern Europe, Canada and the US). The second stage involved applying this methodology to the location of religion in secular locations, including the left hand, a health centre, school, urban landscapes, media discourse, everyday ritual and academic disciplines, and to the relationship between the religious, secular and postsecular. Arising from this research, I have written articles on the spatial turn in the study of religion, the importance of place and space, religious mapping and other spatial methods, and the geography of religion.

A collaborative project, Iconic Religion: How Imaginaries of Religious Encounter Structure Urban Space (funded by the HERA Cultural Encounters Programme, with colleagues at Ruhr University, Germany and University of Utrecht in the Netherlands) began in September 2013. Dr Steph Berns is the Research Associate for this project. The UK case study is focused on sites in central London and Southwark.

Media portrayals of religion

A further research project, within the AHRC/ESRC 'Religion and Society' Programme, 'Media portrayals of religion and the secular sacred' (2008-10), replicated research I conducted in the 1980s, and took forward my interest in examining the 'sacred' as a theoretical resource for crossing the boundary between religious and secular concerns. Media Portrayals of Religion and the Secular Sacred: Representation and Change (co-authored with Elizabeth Poole and Teemu Taira) was published by Ashgate in 2013, in addition to various book chapters. This research has generated a collaborative network funded by the ESRC (with Lori Beaman, Ottawa University, 2012-14), two internships, consultations and briefings, a roundtable of media professionals, and research-led teaching on religion and media. You can listen to a Religion and Society podcast in which I discuss the project, or consult a briefing paper on our findings produced by Engage: Media Awareness, Public Participation. A network of researchers from the UK, Canada, Australia and Finland are currently funded by ESRC on the International Partnership and Network scheme to develop research and impact on 'Media, Religion and Diversity'. We are currently running a small-scale cross-national comparative study on 'Religion on an Ordinary Day' in selected newspapers.

Diasporas, migration and identities

As director of this interdisciplinary research programme (funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council) I was responsible for creating a coherent programme, overseeing the commissioning process, the monitoring of the programme's forty-nine projects and networks, and the running of academic and stakeholder events in relation to these themes. The role also involved collaboration with the cultural sector, media, government, and community bodies, and working with other European centres and funding agencies. Diasporas, Migration and Identities: Final Director's Report is available on www.diasporas.ac.uk, and Diasporas: Concepts, Intersections, Identities, co-edited with Seán McLoughlin, was published in 2010 (Zed Books). The programme concluded with a Programme Directors' Impact Fellowship, in association with which I produced www.movingpeoplechangingplaces.org and an accompanying book, Moving People, Changing Places (CRP, 2011).

I have worked in this field since my doctoral studies, and have written on religion, ethnicity, migration and identity. Until leaving the University of Leeds in 2012, I directed the Community Religions Project (CRP) and supervised student teamwork projects on the 'Religious Mapping of Leeds'.

Earlier research

In the past I researched and published extensively in the fields of modern Hindu Studies, including Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 1998, 2000), new religious movements, including My Sweet Lord: The Hare Krishna Movement (Thorsons, 1986), religions in modern Britain, including Hinduism in Leeds: Religious Practice in Indian Hindu Communities and Modern Hindu Movements (CRP, 1986). I also worked on women and religion, and hope in due course to return to an earlier project on gender, destiny and agency.

Additional Information

I participate in a large programme of research on 'Religion and Diversity', funded by the SSHRC in Canada and hosted at the University of Ottawa, and have been an international advisor in international projects on 'The Religious Lives of Migrant Minorities', 'Religious Pluralisation in Europe', 'Living with Difference', and 'Multi-Faith Spaces'.

I am a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of the UK Research Councils' programme on 'Connected Communities', and was previously on the working group for AHRC/ESRC 'Religion and Society', and the commissioning panel and advisory board for ESRC/AHRC/FCO 'New Security Challenges: Radicalisation - A Critical Reassessment'.

I am currently on the editorial boards of the following books and journals: Religion and Global Migrations (Palgrave Macmillan); Religion; South Asian Diaspora; Journal of Contemporary Religion; Fieldwork in Religion.

I was General Secretary of the European Association for the Study of Religion (2005-10) and, before that, Membership Secretary (2000-04), and a member of the International Committee of the International Association for the History of Religions. I was President of the British Association for the Study of Religions in the 1990s. I remain a member of these organisations, and of the BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group, and - from time to time - of the American Academy of Religion.

Public Engagement and Impact

Kim Knott has worked with the Citizenship Foundation, Runnymede Trust and National Maritime Museum to disseminate research from the AHRC Diasporas, Migration and Identities Programme (which she directed from 2005-11).  A website and popular book on Moving People, Changing Places were produced, including resources for teachers and pupils of Citizenship, History and Geography (Key Stages 3/4):www.movingpeoplechangingplaces.org. She has contributed to events organised by the Institute of Ideas, as a panellist at the 'Global Uncertainties Question Time' in 2010, and as a judge for the regional and national finals of ‘Debating Matters', adjudicating on public debates among young people on open border policies for migrants and banning the burqa. In 2012 she was an invited contributor to the Westminster Faith Debates, speaking on religious identity in super-diverse Britain (organised by the AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Programme with Theos): http://www.religionandsociety.org.uk/faith_debates/identity. She is a member of Runnymede Trust's academic forum, and the Advisory Board of an International Alert project, ‘Promoting Diaspora Voices'.

She has worked with other external partners including the Home Office, Tate Britain, NHS Leeds Chaplaincy, Yorkshire and Humber Assembly, Yorkshire and Humber Faiths Forum, Leeds Neighbourhood Policing Team, Leeds Church Institute, West Yorkshire Prison Chaplaincy Service, Active Faith Communities Programme, and the International Organisation for Migration. More recently she contributed to a feasibility consultation on the formation of an independent Centre for Media Religion, to data gathering on the representation of Islam by the campaigning organisation, Engage, for the Leveson Enquiry on media standards, and to equality and diversity training for English Heritage and public bodies in Yorkshire and Humberside. She co-founded Arts Engaged, a research innovation and impact centre at the University of Leeds, before joining Lancaster University in 2012.

 

Office Hours

Michaelmas term: Thursday 11-12am

2014

Three dimensions of religious place-making in diaspora

Vasquez, M. A. & Knott, K. 07/2014 In: Global Networks. 14, 3, p. 326-347 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2013

Hinduism in the United Kingdom

Knott, K. 10/2013 Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism. Jacobsen, K. (ed.). Leiden: Brill, Vol. V, p. 334-341 8 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Interrogating the secular: a spatial approach

Knott, K. 11/2013 Secular and sacred: the Scandinavian case of religion in human rights, law and public space. Wyller, T., van Breemer, R. & Casanova, J. (eds.). Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, p. 34-55 22 p. (Research in Contemporary Religion; vol. 15)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Religion, space and contemporary media

Knott, K. 2013 Religion across media: from early antiquity to late modernity. Lundby, K. (ed.). New York: Peter Lang, p. 105-120 16 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The secular sacred: in-between or both/and?

Knott, K. 2013 Social Identities between the Sacred and the Secular. Day, A., Vincett, G. & Cotter, C. (eds.). Farnham: Ashgate, p. 145-160 16 p. (AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Series)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Media portrayals of religion and the secular sacred: representation and change

Knott, K., Poole, E. & Taira, T. 10/2013 Farnham: Ashgate. 226 p. (Ashgate AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Series)

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Christianity, secularism and religious diversity in the British media

Knott, K., Poole, E. & Taira, T. 10/2013 Social media and religious change. Gillespie, M., Herbert, D. E. J. & Greenhill, A. (eds.). Berlin: De Gruyter, p. 37-58 22 p. (Religion and Society; vol. 53)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2012

The Changing Faces of Media and Religion

Knott, K. & Mitchell, J. 2012 Religion and change in modern Britain. Woodhead, L. & Catto, R. (eds.). London; New York: Routledge, p. 243-264 22 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Religion in the British media today

Taira, T., Poole, E. & Knott, K. 2012 Religion and the News. Mitchell, J. & Gower, O. (eds.). Farnham: Ashgate, p. 31-44 14 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2011

Spatial theory for the study of religion

Knott, K. 2011 In: Religion and Place.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Religion in the British media

Knott, K. 2011 In: Britain In. 116 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Moving People, Changing Places (website)

Knott, K. 2011

Research output: Other contribution

Spatial methods

Knott, K. 2011 The Routledge handbook of research methods in the study of religion. Stausberg, M. & Engler, S. (eds.). London; New York: Routledge, p. 491-501 11 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Moving People, Changing Places

Knott, K. 2011 Leeds: Community Religions Project. 48 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2010

Diasporas, Migration and Identities: Final Director’s Report

Knott, K. 2010 Arts & Humanities Research Council. 124 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsOther report

Theoretical and methodological resources for breaking open the secular and exploring the boundary between religion and non-religion

Knott, K. 2010 In: Historia Religionum. 2, n/a, p. 115-133 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Specialness and the sacred: Ann Taves, Religious Experience Reconsidered

Knott, K. 2010 In: Religion. 40, 4, p. 305-307 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Religion, space and place: The spatial turn in research on religion

Knott, K., Coleman, S. (ed.) & Sarro, R. (ed.) 2010 In: Religion and society: Advances in Research. 1, p. 29-43 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Geography, space and the sacred

Knott, K. 2010 The Routledge companion to the study of religion. Hinnells, J. R. (ed.). London; New York: Routledge

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Insider/outsider perspectives

Knott, K. 2010 The Routledge companion to the study of religion. Hinnells, J. R. (ed.). London; New York: Routledge

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Cutting through the postsecular city: A spatial interrogation

Knott, K. 2010 Exploring the postsecular: the religious, the political and the urban. Molendijk, A. L., Beaumont, J. & Jedan, C. (eds.). Leiden: Brill, p. 19-38 20 p. (International studies in religion and society; vol. 13)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Space and movement

Knott, K. & McLoughlin, S. 2010 Diasporas: concepts, intersections, identities. London; New York: Zed Books, p. 79-83 5 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

New Directions

Knott, K. & McLoughlin, S. 2010 Diasporas: Concepts, Intersections, Identities. Knott, K. & McLoughlin, S. (eds.). London; New York: Zed Books, p. 269-273 4 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Introduction

Knott, K. & McLoughlin, S. 2010 Diasporas: concepts, intersections, identities. Knott, K. & McLoughlin, S. (eds.). London; New York: Zed Books, p. 1-16 16 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Diasporas: concepts, intersections, identities

Knott, K. (ed.) & McLoughlin, S. (ed.) 2010 London; New York: Zed Books. 319 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2009

From locality to location and back again: A spatial journey in the study of religion

Knott, K. 2009 In: Religion. 39, 2, p. 154-160 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Becoming a 'Faith Community': British Hindus, Identity, and the Politics of Representation

Knott, K. 2009 In: Journal of Religion in Europe. 2, 2, p. 85-114 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Spatial Theory and Spatial Methodology, Their Relationship and Application: A Transatlantic Engagement

Knott, K. 2009 In: Journal of the American Academy of Religion. 77, 2, p. 413-424 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

A spatial analysis of the relationship between theology and religious studies: metaphors of containment and separation, insider and outsider

Knott, K. 2009 Theology and Religious Studies in Higher Education: Global Perspectives. Bird, D. & Smith, S. G. (eds.). London; New York: Continuum, p. 117-138 21 p. (Continuum advances in religious studies)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

How to study religion in the modern world

Knott, K. 2009 Religions in the Modern World: Traditions and Transformations. Woodhead, L., Kawanami, H. & Partridge, C. (eds.). London; New York: Routledge, p. 13-36 23 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Inside, outside and the space in-between: Territories and boundaries in the study of religion

Knott, K. 2009 Religion on the borders: new challenges in the academic study of religion. Thurfjell, D. & Jackson, P. (eds.). Stockholm: Södertörn University Press, p. 69-101 32 p. (Södertörn studies on religion; vol. 1)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2008

Religion, Ethnicity and Society: Report on ESRC Challenge 2005-10

Knott, K. 2008 ESRC.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

The Great Religions: Hinduism

Knott, K. 06/2008 In: The Independent with Oxford University Press (supplement).

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Inside, outside and the space in-between: Territories and boundaries in the study of religion

Knott, K. 2008 In: Temenos. 44, 1, p. 41-66 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

“Pyhä” uskonnollisen ja maallisen välisen rajan haastavana kategoriana [Finnish]

Knott, K. 2008 Pyhä: raja, kielto ja arvo kansanomaisessa uskonnossa. Mahlamäki, T., Pyysiäinen, I. & Taira, T. (eds.). Helsinki: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, p. 164-188 24 p. (Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seuran toimituksia; vol. 1199)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Spatial theory for the study of religion

Knott, K. 2008 In: Religion Compass. 2, 6, p. 1102-1116 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2007

Secular values and the location of religion: A spatial analysis of an English medical centre

Knott, K. & Franks, M. 2007 In: Health and Place. 13, 1, p. 224-237 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

At home in the secular: A spatial analysis of everyday ritual

Knott, K. 2007 In: Jaarboek Voor Liturgie-Onderzoek. 23, p. 45-62 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Religious Studies and its relationship to theology: A spatial analysis

Knott, K. 2007 In: Temenos. 43, 2, p. 173-198 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Religion, values and knowledge-power in contemporary secular spaces: The case of an English medical centre

Knott, K. 2007 Exercising power: the role of religions in concord and conflict. Ahlbäck, T. & Dahla, B. (eds.). Åbo, Finland: Donner Institute, p. 160-181 21 p. (Scripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis; vol. 19)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2006

The case of the left hand: The location of religion in an everyday text

Knott, K. 2006 Reading religion in text and context: reflections of faith and practice in religious materials. Arweck, E. & Collins, P. (eds.). Aldershot: Ashgate, p. 169-184 15 p. (Theology and religion in interdisciplinary perspective)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The Roots, Practices and Consequences of Terrorism: A Literature Review of Research in the Arts & Humanities, Final Report (for the Home Office)

Knott, K., McFadyen, A., McLoughlin, S. & Francis, M. 2006 Leeds: University of Leeds. 92 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsCommissioned report

2005

Diasporas, Migration and Identities: AHRC Programme Specification

Knott, K. 2005 Arts & Humanities Research Council. 17 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsOther report

Towards a history and politics of diasporas and migration: a grounded spatial approach’, ‘Flows and Spaces’

Knott, K. 2005 Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers, Diasporas, Migration and Identities Working Paper 1.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Spatial theory and method for the study of religion

Knott, K. 2005 In: Temenos. 41, 2, p. 153-184 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Insider/outsider perspectives in the study of religions

Knott, K. 2005 The Routledge companion to the study of religion. Hinnells, J. R. (ed.). London; New York: Routledge, p. 243-258 15 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Researching local and national pluralism: Britain's new religious landscape

Knott, K. 2005 Religiöser Pluralismus empirische Studien und analytische Perspektiven. Baumann, M. & Behloul, S. M. (eds.). Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, p. 45-68 23 p. (Kultur und soziale Praxis)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Space

Knott, K. 2005 In: REVER: Revista de Estudos da Religião. 5, 4, 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Diasporas, Migration and Identities (website)

Knott, K. 2005 AHRC Diasporas, Migration and Identities Programme

Research output: Other contribution

The location of religion: a spatial analysis

Knott, K. 2005 London: Oakville. 264 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2004

Leeds Pilot Faiths Consultation Exercise on Restorative Justice and the Rehabilitation of Young Male Ex-Offenders

Knott, K. & Francis, M. 2004 Community Religions Project and Leeds Church Institute for the Home Office. 51 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Britain’s changing religious landscape: Drowning or waving

Knott, K. 2004 In: Berichte zur Deutschen Landeskunde. 78, 2, p. 213-229 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The sense and nonsense of "community"

Knott, K. 2004 Religion: empirical studies. Sutcliffe, S. (ed.). London: Ashgate, p. 67-90 23 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Healing the heart of ISKCON: The place of women

Knott, K. 2004 The Hare Krishna Movement: The Postcharismatic Fate of a Religious Transplant. Bryant, E. & Ekstrand,. M. (eds.). New York: Columbia University Press, p. 291-311 20 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2003

The Feasibility of a Faith Forum for Yorkshire and the Humber: Final Report

Knott, K., McLoughlin, S. & Prideaux, M. 2003 Community Religions Project for Yorkshire and Humber Assembly. 77 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2002

Religious Literacy: A Practical Guide to the Region’s Faith Communities. 4th ed.

Knott, K. & Horn, D. 2002 Yorkshire and Humber Assembly. 22 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

The sense and nonsense of "community": a consideration of contemporary debates about community and culture by a scholar of religions

Knott, K. 2002 British Association for the Study of Religions. 22 p. (British Association for the Study of Religions Occasional Papers; vol. 22)

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction (Bulgarian edition)

Knott, K. 2002 Unknown Publisher.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction (Hebrew edition)

Knott, K. 2002 9655110885: Unknown Publisher.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction (Tamil edition)

Knott, K. 2002 Unknown Publisher.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Hinduismul: foarte scurtă introducere

Knott, K. 2002 București: Editura Allfa. 176 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2001

Religion, family and kinship

Knott, K. 2001 International encyclopedia of the social & behavioural sciences. Smelser, N. J. & Baltes, P. B. (eds.). Oxford: Elsevier Science, p. 13066-13071 5 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction (Russian)

Knott, K. 2001 Vesmir Books.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2000

In Every Town and Village: Adaptive Strategies in the Communication of Krishna Consciousness in the UK, the First Thirty Years

Knott, K. 2000 In: Social Compass. 47, 2, p. 153-166 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Community and locality in the study of religions

Knott, K. 2000 Secular theories on religion: current perspectives. Jensen, T. & Rothstein, M. (eds.). Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, p. 87-105 18 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Hinduism in Britain

Knott, K. 2000 The South Asian religious diaspora in Britain, Canada, and the United States. Coward, H. G., Hinnells, J. R. & Williams, R. B. (eds.). New York: State University of New York Press, p. 89-107 18 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction (ebook)

Knott, K. 2000 Oxford University Press. 144 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Der Hinduismus: Eine kurze Einführung (German edition)

Knott, K. 2000 Stuttgart: Reclam. 175 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Hinduizm: bardzo krótkie wprowadzenie (Polish)

Knott, K. 2000 Warszawa: Prószyński i S-ka. 164 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

1999

Religious studies, feminist research and gender studies

Knott, K. 1999 Feminist Scholarship: Within/Across/Between/Beyond the Disciplines. Roseneil, S. (ed.). University of Leeds: Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Writing 'A Very Short Introduction to Hinduism'

Knott, K. 1999 In: SHAP World Religions in Education (Special Issue: Can I Teach Your Religion?). p. 18-20 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Autobiography and biography: An overview

Knott, K. 1999 Encyclopedia of women and world religion. Young, S. (ed.). New York: Macmillan, p. 76-79 4 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Induismo (Italian edition)

Knott, K. 1999 Torino: Einaudi. 138 p. (Einaudi Tascabili; Religioni)

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Introducción al Hinduismo (Spanish edition)

Knott, K. 1999 Madrid: Acento. 94 p. (Flash Acento Editorial; vol. 127)

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

1998

Notions of Destiny in Women's Self-Construction

Knott, K. 1998 In: Religion. 28, 4, p. 405-412 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Insider and outsider perceptions of Prabhupada

Knott, K. 1998 In: Journal of Vaisnava Studies. 6, 2, p. 73-91 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Issues in the Study of Religions and Locality

Knott, K. 1998 In: Method and Theory in the Study of Religion. 10, 3, p. 279-290 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The religions of South Asian communities in Britain

Knott, K. 1998 A new handbook of living religions. Hinnells, J. R. (ed.). London: Penguin, p. 756-775 19 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction (Kindle Edition)

Knott, K. 1998 US: Oxford University Press.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Hinduism: a very short introduction

Knott, K. 1998 Oxford: Oxford University Press. 139 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

1997

Taking in the bull by the tail: Responses to the Lingua Franca article

Knott, K. 1997 In: Council of Societies for the Study of Religion Bulletin. 26, 4, p. 81-82 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Insider and outsider perceptions of Prabhupada

Knott, K. 1997 In: ISKCON Communications Journal . 5, 1, p. 59-71 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The religions of South Asian communities in Britain

Knott, K. 1997 A New Handbook of Living Religions. Hinnells, J. R. (ed.). Oxford: Blackwells, p. 756-774 18 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

1996

Hindu Women, Destiny and Stridharma

Knott, K. 1996 In: Religion. 26, 1, p. 15-35 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The debate about women in the Hare Krishna movement

Knott, K. 1996 Vaishnavi: Women and the Worship of Krishna. Rosen, S. J. (ed.). Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, p. 87-111 24 p.

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1995

The debate about women in the Hare Krishna movement

Knott, K. 1995 In: Journal of Vaisnava Studies. 3, 4, p. 85-109 24 p.

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Women researching, women researched: Gender in the empirical study of religion

Knott, K. 1995 Religion and Gender. King, U. (ed.). Oxford: Blackwells, p. 199-218 20 p.

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Hinduism in the West

Knott, K. 1995 A New Dictionary of Religions. Hinnells, J. R. (ed.). London: Penguin, p. 555-557 3 p.

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1994

Problems in the interpretation of 'Vedic' literature: The perennial battle between the scholar and the devotee

Knott, K. 1994 In: ISKCON Communications Journal . 2, p. 51-56 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

New Religions (India)

Knott, K. 1994 Macmillan Dictionary of Religion. Michael, P. (ed.). London: Macmillan, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Sikhism

Knott, K. 1994 Macmillan Dictionary of Religion. Michael, P. (ed.). London: Macmillan, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Men and women, or devotees? Krishna Consciousness and the role of women (2nd ed.)

Knott, K. 1994 Women in the world's religions, past and present. King, U. (ed.). New York: Paragon House, p. 111-128 17 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The religions of Leeds Asian communities

Knott, K. & Kalsi, S. S. 1994 Religion in Leeds: A Centenary Volume. Mason, A. (ed.). Cheltenham: Sutton Press, p. 161-179 18 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Women and religion in postwar Britain

Knott, K. 1994 The growth of religious diversity: Britain from 1945 / Vol.2, Issues. Parsons, G. (ed.). London: Routledge, p. 199-230 31 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

From leather stockings to surgical boots and beyond: The Mochis of Leeds

Knott, K. 1994 Desh Pardesh: The South Asian presence in Britain. Ballard, R. & Banks, M. (eds.). London: Hurst, p. 213-230 27 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

1993

Contemporary theological trends in the Hare Krishna Movement: A theology of religions

Knott, K. 1993 In: ISKCON Communications Journal . 1, p. 44-51 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The relationship between religion and ethnicity in the experience of young Muslim women in Bradford

Knott, K. & Khokher, S. 1993 In: New Community. 19, 4, p. 593-610 17 p.

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Contemporary theological trends in the Hare Krishna Movement: A theology of religions

Knott, K. 1993 In: DISKUS (The Journal of the British Association for the Study of Religions (BASR)) . 1, 1, 8 p.

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The world views of Hindu-related new religious movements

Knott, K. 1993 Teaching World Religions. Erricker, C. (ed.). London: Heinemann, p. 143-146 3 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

1992

The changing character of the religions of ethnic minorities of Asian origin in Britain: Final Report of a Leverhulme Project

Knott, K. 1992 In: Community Religions Project Research Papers. 11, 66 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The role of Religious Studies in understanding the ethnic experience

Knott, K. 1992 In: Community Religions Project Research Papers. 7, 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Points of view: Transforming interfaith relations

Knott, K. 1992 Towards 2020: Futures of Christianity in Britain. Willmer, H. (ed.). London: SPCK, p. 82-102 20 p.

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1991

Bound to change? South Asian religions in Britain

Knott, K. 1991 Aspects of the South Asian diaspora. Vertovec, S. (ed.). New Delhi: Oxford University Press, p. 86-111 25 p. (Oxford University papers on India; vol. 2, no. 2)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

1990

The great religions of India

Knott, K. 1990 The Guinness encyclopedia. Enfield: Guinness Books

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Religion and Information Technology

Knott, K. 1990 Turning Points in Religious Studies. King, U. (ed.). Edinburgh: T & T Clark, p. 287-298 11 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The role of Religious Studies in understanding the ethnic experience

Knott, K. 1990 Studies on religions in the context of social sciences: methodological and theoretical relations. Tyloch, W. & Religioznawcze, P. T. (eds.). Warsaw: Polish Society for the Science of Religions, p. 80-91 11 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

1989

Hindu communities in Britain

Knott, K. 1989 Religion, State and Society in Modern Britain. Badham, P. (ed.). Lampeter: Edwin Mellen Press, p. 243-258 15 p. (Texts and studies in religion; vol. 43)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Mata Ki Jay! A Hindu pilgrimage to Ambaji in North Gujarat

Knott, K. 1989 World Religions in Education: An Anthology of Writings. Wood, A. (ed.). Isleworth: Shap Working Party/BFSS RE Centre, p. 43-46 4 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

1988

The Community Religions Project past and Present

Knott, K. 1988 In: Journal of Beliefs & Values. 9, 2, p. 8-11 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

New religious movements

Knott, K. 1988 The British: their religious beliefs and practices 1800-1980. Thomas, T. (ed.). London: Routledge, p. 158-177 19 p.

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Other major religions

Knott, K. 1988 The British: their religious beliefs and practices 1800-1980. Thomas, T. (ed.). London: Routledge, p. 133-157 24 p.

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Igirisu ni okeru minami ajia no shukyo no iki nokori senryaku (in Japaness)

Knott, K. 1988 Conflict and Cooperation Between Contemporary Religious Groups. Tokyo: Koseishuppansha

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

1987

The Word about us

Knott, K. 1987 In: Leets Student.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Calculating Sikh population statistics

Knott, K. 1987 In: Sikh Bulletin. 4, p. 13-22 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Hindu-related new religious movements

Knott, K. 1987 Shap Working Party, World Religions in Education: SHAP Handbook. London: Shap Working Party/Commission for Racial Equality, p. 141-143 3 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Hindu temple rituals in Britain: The reinterpretation of tradition

Knott, K. 1987 Hinduism in Great Britain: The Perpetuation of Religion in an Alien Milieu. Burghart, R. (ed.). London: Tavistock, p. 157-179 22 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Strategies for survival among South Asian Religions in Britain

Knott, K. 1987 Conflict and cooperation between contemporary religious groups: international symposium proceedings. Tokyo: Chūō Academic Research Institute, p. 95-128 33 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Men and women, or devotees? Krishna Consciousness and the role of women

Knott, K. 1987 Women and the World's Religions Past and Present. King, U. (ed.). New York: Paragon House, p. 111-128 17 p. (God, the contemporary discussion series)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

1986

Religion and identity and the study of ethnic minority religions

Knott, K. 1986 In: Community Religions Project Research Papers. 3, 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Hinduism in Britain

Knott, K. 1986 In: Religions in Britain: SHAPE Mailing. p. 10-12 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Religion and identity, and the study of ethnic minority religions in Britain

Knott, K. 1986 Identity Issues and World Religions: Selected Proceedings of the XV Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions. Hayes, V. C. (ed.). South Australia: Australian Association for the Study of Religions , p. 167-176 9 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Hinduism in Leeds: A Study of Religious Practice in the Indian Hindu Community and in Hindu-Related Groups

Knott, K. 1986 Leeds: University of Leeds. 334 p. (Community Religions Project Monograph Series)

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

My Sweet Lord: The Hare Krishna Movement

Knott, K. 1986 Wellingborough: Aquarian. 112 p. (New religious movements series)

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

1984

Media portrayals of religion and their reception: Final report to the Christendom Trust

Knott, K. 1984 Department of Sociology, University of Leeds. 93 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Conventional religion and common religion in the media

Knott, K. 1984 In: Research Bulletin: Institute for the Study of Worship and Religious Architecture.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Community Religions at the University of Leeds

Knott, K. 1984 In: Community Religions Project Research Papers. 1, 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Sorcery, scientology, swamis and sea monsters: Researchers say religion is still big news in the media

Knott, K. 1984 In: Religion Today. 1, 2-3, p. 3-5 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1983

Conventional and common religion in the media

Knott, K. 1983 In: Religious Research Papers. 9, 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

From Vasna to Leeds: The changing complexion of popular Hinduism

Knott, K. 1983 In: Resource. 5, 1, p. 2-3 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1982

A preliminary document on 'Media portrayals of religion and their reception: A Leeds-based study

Knott, K. 1982 In: Religious Research Papers. 5, 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Hinduism in England: The Hindu population of Leeds

Knott, K. 1982 In: Religious Research Papers. 4, 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Muslims, Sikhs and Hindus in the UK: Problems in the estimation of religious statistics

Knott, K. & Toon, R. 1982 In: Religious Research Papers. 6, 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1981

A statistical analysis of South Asians in the UK by religion and ethnicity

Knott, K. 1981 Leeds: Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Leeds.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

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