Publications

Books

Francesco Piraino. 2023.
Le soufisme en Europe: islam, ésotérisme et new Age.
Paris: IRMC-Karthala

 

Edited Books

(1) Francesco Piraino, Marco Pasi, and Egil Asprem (eds).
Religious Dimensions of Conspiracy Theories.
London: Routledge.

(2) Andrea De Antoni and Francesco Piraino (eds). Forthcoming 2021.
Comparing Experiences of Spirit Possession. Biomedical and Religious Healing.
London: Routledge.

(3) Claude Proeschel, David Koussens, and Francesco Piraino (eds). 2021.
Religion, Law and the Politics of Ethical Diversity. Conscientious Objection and Contestation of Civil Norms.
London: Routledge.

(4) Mark Sedgwick and Francesco Piraino (eds). 2021.
Esoteric Transfers and Constructions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
London: Palgrave.

(5) Francesco Piraino and Mark Sedgwick. 2019.
Global Sufism: Reconfiguring Narratives, Boundaries and Identities.
London: Hurst

 

Reviews of Global Sufism:

 

Peer-Reviewed Articles

(1) Francesco Piraino. 2022.
"'Islamic Humanism': Another Form of Universalism in Contemporary Sufism"
Religion. Online first: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0048721X.2022.2130836

(2) Francesco Piraino. 2021.
"Sufi Festivals as a Social Movement: Spirituality, Aesthetics, and Politics"
Sociological, 15 (3): 145-168.

(3) Francesco Piraino. 2021.
"Il movimento euroasiatista in Italia: tra complottismo e contro-epistemologia"
Cultural Studies, 1: pp-pp.

(4) Francesco Piraino. 2020.
"Sufism Meets the New Age Discourse Part 1: A Theoretical Discussion"
International Journal for the Study of New Religions, 11(1) pp-pp.

(5) Francesco Piraino. 2020.
"Sufism Meets the New Age Discourse Part 2: An Ethnographic Perspective: the Nasqhbandiyya-Haqqāniyya in Italy"
International Journal for the Study of New Religions 11(2): pp-pp.

(6) Francesco Piraino. 2019.
"Esotericisation and De-esotericisation of Sufism in Italy"
Correspondences, vol. 7(1): 239-276. 

(7) Francesco Piraino. 2019.
"Les Politiques du Soufisme en France"
Social Compass, 66(1): 134-146. 

(8) Francesco Piraino and Laura Zambelli. 2018.
"Queer Muslims in South Africa: Engaging Islamic Tradition"
Journal for Islamic Studies, 37: 123-147. 

(9) Francesco Piraino. 2016.
"René Guénon et son héritage dans le soufisme du XXIème siècle"
Religiologiques, n. 31 pp. 155-180. 

(10) Francesco Piraino. 2016.
"Between Real and Virtual Communities: Sufism in Western societies and the Naqshbandi Haqqani case"
Social Compass, vol. 63(1), pp. 93-108. 

*Awarded Best Article 2017 by the International Society for the Sociology of Religion (ISSR)

(11) Francesco Piraino and Laura Zambelli. 2015.
"Mamma Schiavona and Santa Rosalia, popular worship: between religiosity and identity"
Critical Research on Religion, vol. 3(3), pp. 266-281.

(12) Francesco Piraino. 2011.
"Entrare nel sé divino: un confronto etnografico tra mistica cristiana e mistica musulmana"
Religioni e Società, vol. 71, pp. 97-105. 

 

Peer-Reviewed Chapters in Edited Books

(1) Francesco Piraino. (forthcoming 2021).
"The Eurasia Network: Riding the Conspiracist Tiger in Contemporary Italy" in Francesco Piraino, Marco Pasi, and Egil Asprem (eds). Religious Dimensions of Conspiracy Theories. London: Routledge.
London: Routledge.

(2) Francesco Piraino and Antonio de Diego González. (forthcoming 2021).
"Sufism in Latin Europe" in Marcia Hermansen and Saeed Zarrabi-Zadeh, Encyclopaedia of Islamic Mysticism - Handbook of Sufi Studies.
Leiden: Brill.

(3) Francesco Piraino. (forthcoming 2021).
"Pèlerinages, voyages et ziyārāt soufis entre Nord et Sud de la Méditerranée : différents modes d'ancrages religieux et social", in Katia Boissevain et Loïc le Pape, De la complexité des chemins religieux en Méditerranée. Conversions, apprentissages et ancrages.
Paris: Khartala.

(4) Francesco Piraino. (2021).
"The Sufi Shaykh and His Patients: Merging Islam, Psychoanalysis, and Western Esotericism" in Mark Sedgwick and Francesco Piraino. Esoteric Transfers and Constructions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
London: Palgrave, pp. 195-218.

(5) Francesco Piraino. 2019. 
"Who is the Infidel? Religious boundaries and social change in the Shadhiliyya Darqawiyya Alawiyya" in Francesco Piraino and Mark Sedgwick, Global Sufism: Reconfiguring Narratives, Boundaries and Identities.
London: Hurst, pp. 75-92.

(6) Francesco Piraino. 2017.
"Pilgrimages in European Sufism", in Richard Natvig and Ingvild Flaskereud (eds), Muslim Pilgrimage in Europe.
London - New York: Routledge, pp- 157-169. 

(7) Francesco Piraino and Laura Zambelli. 2014.
"Mamma Schiavona and Santa Rosalina: tra religiosità e identità", in Pace V., Berzano L. and Castagnaro A. (eds), La religione popolare nella società post-secolare.
Padova: Messaggero, pp. 319-332. 

(8) Francesco Piraino 2014.
"European Sufism and its Social and Political Role. The Fluidity of Identities", in Erkan Toguslu, Ding Yuan and Johan Leman (eds), Developing a sense of Belonging in Diverse Societies: Hui-Muslims in China and Muslims in Europe, Workshop Proceedings,
KU Leuven Gulen Chair, pp. 171-185.

 

Other Publications

(1) Francesco Piraino. 2019.
« Sufismo d'Europa, Sufismo in Europa ».
Rivista Oasi 

Francesco Piraino. (2019). Review "Alireza Doostdar. 2018.
The Iranian Metaphysicals Explorations in Science, Islam, and the Uncanny.
Princeton: Princeton University Press, Aries, pp. 301-302 

(3) Francesco Piraino. 2016.
Le soufisme au Maroc : entre mysticisme et politique. Review: "Bouasria, Abdelilah. 2015. Sufism and Politics in Morocco, Activism and Dissent. New York: Routledge"
Société Suisse Moyen-Orient et Civilisation islamique (SSMOCI), Bulletin 42, pp. 54-55. 

(4) Francesco Piraino. 2014.
"Bruno Guiderdoni-Among Sufism, Traditionalism and Science: A Reply to Bigliardi".
Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective, vol. 3(11), pp. 21-24.

 

As a Photographer

(1) Francesco Piraino. 2018.
"Queering a Mary Icon: a photographic tour of a religious pilgrimage in Southern Italy".
Mr Ma'am 2018, pp. 37-42. 

(2) Francesco Piraino. 2017.
Pictures in Andrea Brigaglia and Mauro Nobili (eds)
The Arts and Crafts of Literacy: Islamic Manuscripts in Cultures in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Berlin: De Gruyter, pp. 331-352.3