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Introduction : Xers and Yers as cohorts of the post-1970s generation 1. Religious diversity and the politics of definition 2. Religion and popular culture 3. Religion and modernity : Marx, Durkheim and Weber 4. Religion, spirituality and the post-secularisation approach 5. Religion and postmodernity (Part A) : consumer religions 6. Religion and postmodernity (Part B) : hyper-reality and the Internet 7. Esotericism, its McDonaldisation, and its re-enchantment process 8. Monotheistic fundamentalism(s) as an outcome of consumer culture 9. Buddhism, its westernisation and the easternisation of the west 10. Christianity : churches and sects in a post-Christian world 11. The multiple-modernites of Islam? 12. New religious movements and the death of the new age 13. Witchcraft, the Internet, and consumerism Conclusion : What do sociologists of religion in academia do apart from teaching and marking? Their work as intellectuals.